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Specialist - Advisor-Continuing

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Continuing System Academic Staff, Advising/Counseling

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for an academic advisor – 12 month, 100% time, continuing system. 

The successful candidate will work with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and a team of advisors and staff members in the Department’s Undergraduate Office.  The primary role will be shared advising for undergraduate students in one of the largest majors on campus (over 1400 students) in addition to prospective students.  Responsibilities will also include internship placement and teaching, event planning and programming, career development, meeting participation at department, college and university levels, and participating in the university’s Academic Orientation Program (AOP) for new freshmen and transfer students each summer.  

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

A master's degree. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication (spoken and written) skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills.  Experience supporting undergraduate students in an advising or comparable capacity.  Must be comfortable working in a team environment.  Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree and considerable knowledge of computer-based programs such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, Power Point and Excel.  Cross-cultural understanding and commitment to diversity.

Desired Qualifications

A master’s degree specifically in student affairs, counseling, psychology or related field is preferred, as is familiarity with MSU’s software and advising systems (SIS, ESAF, D2L, Student Success Dashboard, and Degree Navigator).  Experience working with college students and knowledge of MSU’s academic requirements, policies and procedures are also desired. 

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • CV or Resume
  • A letter describing interests, relevant background, and advising philosophy should be uploaded
  • Three professional references should be included

Special Instructions

Candidates should apply at Questions regarding this position may be directed to Sarah Handspike, Coordinator of Advising and Undergraduate Services at

Review of applications will begin on November 28, and continue until the position is filled.


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