The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking an Academic Advisor. This is a fixed-term, twelve-month, academic specialist position with a 100% appointment in the College beginning early summer and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance.
Job Description Information
service as an academic advisor for students majoring and minoring in a range of arts and humanities disciplines. This includes academic program planning, study abroad and away, experiential education including internships and undergraduate research, career development and related topics;
participation in the development and implementation of activities/projects related to student success;
participation in all New Student Orientation Programs, commencement, colloquium, recruitment, and associated events;
familiarity with enrollment and curricular systems, including Campus Solutions and ESAF;
regular engagement with faculty and academic staff in the designated departments & programs, the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office, the Honors College, and other units on campus;
representation of the relevant departments and programs at various undergraduate recruiting events including coordination of visits of prospective students;
participation in college-wide advisor meetings and professional development activities; and
Significant professional contributions through scholarly presentations: presentation of papers, lectures or workshops on campus or beyond related to academic advising or training.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -student affairs or related field
An MA in student affairs or related field.
Excellent written, oral, and dynamic presentation/ communication skills are essential.
Energetic personality and strong work ethic are necessary.
Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on long term planning and implementation are vital to the success of the applicant.
Technical skills in word-processing, database management, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, and social media composition.
Demonstrated ability to work closely with Academic Advisors and a diverse student population, faculty, and potential employers.
Well prepared candidates will have at least three years of full-time work in advising or student affairs.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter that articulates interest in and vision for the position
b) current curriculum vitae
c) a summary of the candidate’s experience with diversity in past or planned research endeavors and an explanation of how the candidate will advance CAL goals of inclusive excellence
d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Review of applications will begin 02 June 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through the EBS tile of “Careers at MSU” for internal applicants or through www.careers.msu.edu for external applicants, posting #704442.
For more information, contact Jennifer Gansler, Chair of the Search Committee at [email protected]
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Review of Applications Begins On
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.