Montana State University Assistant Seminar Director and Academic Advisor in Bozeman, Montana
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Working Title Assistant Seminar Director and Academic Advisor
Brief Position Overview
The University Studies Assistant Seminar Director and Academic Advisor works closely with the University Studies Seminar Director to deliver US 101US and US 460 while also providing academic advising to students through the University Studies Academic Advising Center.
Position Number 4M0096
Department University Studies
Division Office of Academic Affairs
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $19.23-$20.895 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Recruitment Type Open
University Studies is part of MSU’s Advising Commons and serves as the academic home to exploring and undecided students. University Studies serves over 7000 students each year by providing academic advising to undecided and exploring students as well offering supplemental advising to students within declared majors. University Studies also offers two US core courses, US 101US and COMX 111US, which are taken by over 1300 students each year.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Seminar Director with all facets of US 101 First-Year Seminar including, curriculum development and assessment; hiring and managing NTT and peer mentors; facilitating weekly instructor meetings and US 460 Peer Leadership; representing University Seminars on campus committees; collaborating with a wide campus constituency on first-year student programming
Teach minimum of one section of US 101US each academic year
Provide academic advising and participate in advising activities for University Studies and Advising Commons
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Master’s degree in relevant area
College level teaching experience or experience working with college students in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Teaching experience in a first-year seminar
Curriculum development and assessment experience
Experience in academic advising, particularly advising undeclared students
Familiarity with MSU policies, procedures, resources, and curriculum
Experience collaborating with multiple academic and student success departments
The Successful Candidate Will
Possess a deep understanding of developmental and academic needs and issues faced by first-year students
Have ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time
Possess excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Have outstanding organizational and record-keeping skills
Be able to take initiative and work well independently
Work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals
Foster excellent working relationships with and mentor course instructors, peer mentors, and students
Forge strong, positive, interactions with departmental and other campus colleagues to enhance the mission of first-year seminars, programming, and academic advising at MSU
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
Please note this position will have responsibilities that fall outside the hours of 8-5.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? Yes
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Required Supplemental Questions:
Explain your teaching philosophy and how it meets the needs of teaching first-year students.
Please explain any additional ways that you meet any of the items listed in The Successful Candidate Will…
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples (http://www.montana.edu/hr/dualcareer.html) .
Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.
Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; email@example.com .
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