I'm accepting an offer at another institution. I won't start the new position until end of the summer. How, and when, do I respectfully break the news to my current department? Things are starting to get awkward regarding planning for the next academic year.
Date: 12 Feb 2016 14:10
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As soon as possible, and in person with everyone who should know before finding out in a mass e-mail or through someone else. Start with your department chair and your dean. Then move on to the rest of the department, followed by the rest of your friends in other departments. Tell each person that you're in the process of telling people so they shouldn't spill the beans. Have something personal to say with each person. If you're in a huge department, then just do individual notifications for your area and any other friends in the department. Don't forget the secretary.