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Tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor, Academic Advisement

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2



Academic Advisement and Student Development


Millersville University

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Position Description
The Department of Academic Advisement & Student Development at Millersville University of Pennsylvania welcomes applications for a full-time tenure-track 9-month position in the Department of Academic Advisement & Student Development (AASD) for the Academic Year 2020-21. Reporting to the Chair of AASD, the successful candidate will coordinate academic advising support to cohorts serviced within the department, specifically within the College of Science and Technology, and be available to engage in institutional retention initiatives as directed.TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Reporting to the Chairperson of Academic Advisement and Student Development (AASD), the successful candidate will serve as an academic advising resource to students, faculty, advisors and other institutional stakeholders campus-wide and specifically within the College of Science and Technology. In partnership with their academic major advisors, the Department of AASD encourages students to assess their interests and abilities, to examine their education goals and develop short and long-term plans to meet those objectives.

Oversight of and support of initiatives that contribute to the strategic planning for the department.
Planning, implementation and oversight of academic advising activities for specific cohorts.
Serve as resource for departmental retention initiatives (e.g. Early Alert System and Retention Seminars).
Collaborate with and provide support to departments on aspects of academic advising including development, implementation, and modification of all programs and services for students and faculty advisors.
Collaborate on assessment activities on behalf of Millersville University’s academic advising community and specifically within the College of Science and Technology.
Work collaboratively to develop partnerships to coordinate resources, activities, and services across the campus that enhance and simplify the students advising experience.
Empower students to achieve their desired goals and career objectives through the services provided by the office.
Participate in orientation and service events; which may include evenings and weekends.
Represent AASD on University committees and initiatives when requested by the chair, participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops, and performing other duties as assigned.

Application Process
Applicants must complete a faculty application.
A complete application comprises the following:
A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
A current curriculum vitae.
Professional resumé (as distinct from the “C.V.”).
Copies of registrar-issued transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the issuing institution[s] directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).
Three current letters of reference (within one year of application date).
Applicant will submit the names and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website.Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Institution Information
Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.

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Required Qualifications
Earned doctorate or ABD, with proof of doctorate required by August 14, 2020.
Doctorate in Counseling, Higher Education, or related field.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in STEM or STEM related discipline.1-year of professional full-time experience in undergraduate academic advising or career preparation/counseling.
Engagement in relevant professional organizations.
Experience implementing best practices and current trends in academic advising.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Effective interpersonal and cross-cultural competency skills.Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, student records systems, early alert monitoring systems, social media and web communications, and database systems.
Experience with intentional intervention and academic recovery programs in higher education.
Knowledge about the complexities of high-risk student populations as it relates to the smooth transition between or among institutions and academic/graduation requirements.
A successful interview, campus presentation and three successful background checks: Act 34; Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance); and Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting).

Preferred Qualifications
3-years of full-time professional experience in undergraduate academic advising or career preparation/counseling.
Higher Education experience in academic advising program; transfer student support programming and initiatives; and undeclared student programming and initiatives.
Demonstrate an understanding of student advisement, student transition, and student retention and student development theory.
Experience facilitating a freshman seminar course and/or student success seminars.