Job Positions

Academic Specialist – Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

Department of Art, Art History and Design

Institution:

Michigan State University

Date Posted:

Nov 25 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Jan 25 2020
 

Position Description

Michigan State University Department of ART, ART HISTORY AND DESIGN College of Arts & Letters Undergraduate Studies
– Student Affairs Academic Specialist -
Advisor Annual Year (12 Month) Fixed-Term Appointment
System Academic Specialist, Fixed Term twelve month 100% appointment in the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office and the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Duties include:
• Service as an academic advisor for students majoring in Apparel and Textile Design, Art Education, Art History and Visual Culture, Graphic Design and Studio Art. The advisor will also advise Arts and Cultural Management, Museum Studies, Art History and Visual Culture, Art Photography, Graphic Design, and Comic Art and Graphic Novels minors. 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
• Delivery of the College’s first year seminar
• Degree certification
• Regular engagement with faculty and academic staff in the Department of Art, Art History and Design and College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office, the Honors College, and other units on campus
• Representation of the Department of Art, Art History and Design and College of Arts & Letters at various undergraduate recruiting events including coordination of visits of prospective student
• Participation in college-wide advisor meetings and will participate in professional development activities

Qualifications:
MFA or MA in Student Affairs, Higher Education, humanities, arts or liberal arts required. Well prepared candidates will have at least three years of full-time work in advising or student affairs. 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. Special instructions to applicants: Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/. Posting #623182.
Required application materials: cover letter; resume; advising philosophy that addresses efforts to promote and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and the names and contact information for three references. For more information, Quinn Moreno, Chair of the Search Committee, qmoreno@msu.edu Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. 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. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities

Duties

Duties include:
• Service as an academic advisor for students majoring in Apparel and Textile Design, Art Education, Art History and Visual Culture, Graphic Design and Studio Art. The advisor will also advise Arts and Cultural Management, Museum Studies, Art History and Visual Culture, Art Photography, Graphic Design, and Comic Art and Graphic Novels minors. 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
• Delivery of the College’s first year seminar
• Degree certification
• Regular engagement with faculty and academic staff in the Department of Art, Art History and Design and College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office, the Honors College, and other units on campus
• Representation of the Department of Art, Art History and Design and College of Arts & Letters at various undergraduate recruiting events including coordination of visits of prospective student
• Participation in college-wide advisor meetings and will participate in professional development activities

Application Process

Special instructions to applicants:
Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/. Posting #623182.

Institution Information

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

For more information, Quinn Moreno, Chair of the Search Committee, qmoreno@msu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications: MFA or MA in Student Affairs, Higher Education, humanities, arts or liberal arts required. Well prepared candidates will have at least three years of full-time work in advising or student affairs. 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.

Preferred Qualifications