Department:Teaching and Learning Center Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$58,000 - $62,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins November 13, 2017; position opened until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Complete online applications will include:
• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position, including an overview of your skills, abilities and professional competencies that apply to this position. • Current resume, including company name and dates at each employer. • Three letters of recommendation (upload as one PDF).
Department Summary The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement of the student scholar. UGS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and nurturing intellectual development. UGS is comprised of four departments: Accessible Education Center (AEC), Office of Academic Advising (OAA), Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) and the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean (OVPD).
The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) provides a variety of programs, workshops, courses, tutoring, advising and mentoring to help students and faculty with their academic endeavors. TLC programs assist individuals having diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, interests, and skills to facilitate their success. TLC’s McNair Scholars Program supports eligible undergraduates who aspire to earn PhD degrees.
Position Summary The Director of the McNair Scholars is responsible for ensuring that all services are delivered as outlined in the Department of Education grant proposal and for the effective daily coordination and delivery of McNair services. The Director will provide leadership and oversight of the program, day-to-day operations, mentorship, and will act as a campus liaison to increase awareness of the McNair Scholars program goals and diverse experiences of participants.
The McNair Director recruits, selects, provides individual consultation, and leads group activities to increase the number of McNair participants applying to doctoral programs. In addition, the Director enhances the visibility of the McNair Program, showcases student research, and recognizes the contributions of faculty mentors.
This position reports to the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center.
Minimum Requirements • PhD in academic field or higher education • Successful college or university teaching experience • Successful experience providing academic/financial advising within a university setting • Applied knowledge of the issues facing low-income, first-generation students and students from groups underrepresented in higher education
Professional Competencies • Excellent communication and collaboration skills • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds • Sound knowledge of organizational structures and operational procedures within higher education systems • Excellent organization and administrative skills • Comfort using instructional technology • Demonstrated ability to foster an inclusive learning environment supportive of low-income and first-generation undergraduates and those who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, and Native American.
Preferred Qualifications • Knowledge of the culture of the academy • Experience guiding undergraduate research and facilitating graduate school applications
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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