Academic Specialist - Advisor
The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐time, 12 month Academic Specialist with a 100% assignment in academic advising and teaching. The position start date is anticipated to be May 1, 2023.
The successful candidate is expected to join the academic advising team to serve undergraduate students in the Animal Science department. The individual will work with faculty and students to develop professional mentoring relationships for juniors and seniors. They will be responsible for coordinating summer New Student Orientation (NSO) and will participate in recruiting activities throughout the year. They will also assist students with internships and job placement. The successful candidate will also teach or co-teach ANS 101 and ANS 301, Professional Development in Animal Science I and II, and other classes as needed.
The individual must effectively interact with faculty, staff, and students including those of different demographic, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds; develop innovative instructional approaches; and have a commitment to on-going professional development in their assignment. An understanding of and commitment to experiential learning and the land grant mission are essential for success.
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, age, disability or protected veteran status.
An earned Master’s degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Science, Education or Behavioral Science or a closely related field. A demonstrated record of teaching and/or advising experience.
Preferred candidates will have experience in teaching or advising at the college level, experience in recruitment and student retention, experience with academic and career planning assistance, and familiarity with university policies and procedures.
Required Application Materials
Letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Current curriculum vita or resume
Official academic transcripts
Contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Jessica Kiesling, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-353-4570.
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The MSU Department of Animal Science has approximately 35 faculty dedicated to scholarship through teaching, research, Extension and public service, and who support an enthusiastic and dynamic population of nearly 600 undergraduate students engaged in a wide range of activities. Areas of research excellence include reproductive biology, genetics & genomics, animal nutrition, and animal behavior and welfare. Faculty research is supported by a diverse portfolio of funding from federal agencies, foundations and industry sources, and faculty are strongly committed to training of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.
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.