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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Political Science 10038676
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Advising/Counseling

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science seeks to hire an Advising Specialist to work with undergraduate students.  Advising students on academic/curriculum matters; assisting students with registration; evaluating and maintaining student records.


  • Serve as Academic Advisor to Political Science majors, advising students on academic/curriculum matters;
  • Assisting students with registration;
  • Evaluating and maintaining student records;
  • Assist with various duties including Summer NSO;
  • Discussing career opportunities with potential MSU students and their families;
  • Assisting the department in curriculum matters and evaluating its undergraduate programs;
  • Promoting experiential learning opportunities;
  • Introducing students and prospective students to the Department of Political Science

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a Masters degree or equivalent post-baccalaureate experience working with college age students;
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organization skills;
  • Familiarity with University policies and procedures.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of university academic policies and procedures and experience with electronic student information systems desirable. 
  • Previous advising experience desirable.

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter, and three letters of reference

Special Instructions

Please provide three letters of recommendation. Questions and letters of reference may be sent to with the subject line PLS Advisor Position

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MSU Statement

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.

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