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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 680978
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Teacher Education 10014815
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Non-Union

Position Summary

The College of Education at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term academic specialist position as Coordinator for the Urban Educator Cohort Program (UECP) in the Department of Teacher Education. This position is a full-time appointment on a 12-month basis.

The successful candidate will perform the following job duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with the Office of Student Affairs (and possibly New Student Orientation) to recruit and welcome students into the UECP through the College of Education Colloquium and onboarding activities;
  • Designing and facilitating workshops for new and current UECP students that focus on academic and professional development;
  • Tracking student progress in meeting program requirements and matriculation through the teacher preparation program;
  • Coordinating first-year UECP trip to Chicago;
  • Advising UECP students to ensure academic and professional success;

Working with UECP Director on program evaluation and assessment.


While not a component of the UECP, the position will also include designing and implementing the Chicago Pre-Internship trip with the Chicago Area Internship Coordinator, which is open to all juniors and seniors in the teacher preparation program. Additionally, the position may include teaching responsibilities in the teacher preparation program.

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


Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have experience in planning and executing programs focused on student success; program research and evaluation; experience facilitating workshops; strong communication skills; demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners; skills collaborating with teachers, principals, and community partners in urban contexts.  

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with MSU partner schools; experience working with urban communities; experience planning events; experience with data management and/or evaluation; experience using technology to solve problems.


Required Application Materials

CV, list of 3 references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Department Statement

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University 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.

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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