First Year Experience (FYE) Instructor

Job description

Functional Title:

First Year Experience (FYE) Instructor

Position Type:

Temporary Staff

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

New Student Transitions & First Year Experience (NST & FYE) is committed to providing a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensure the success and retention of our new students.

NST & FYE offers a range of programs and resources for new students delivered through orientation programs, transition courses, shared learning experiences, peer support, and student leadership. Drawing from extensive knowledge about the first year experience, NST & FYE educates the campus community about the unique and evolving needs of our new students and their families in order for all of us to provide optimum support inside and outside the classroom.

NST & FYE ultimately supports new students and their families’ transition to college by encouraging exploration and connections to UNCG’s many people, programs, and resources which provide a solid foundation for academic and personal success, while cultivating a sense of Spartan pride and affinity for UNC Greensboro.

The FYE 101: Succeed at the G program is designed to help new students transition successfully to academic and student life at UNC Greensboro. Students will connect with the UNCG community, campus resources, and opportunities, while developing skills essential for academic success, and begin their journey to discover their own purpose and potential at the G.

FYE 101: Succeed at the G is designed to address the key transition points that new students encounter throughout their first year at UNC Greensboro while framing the information relative to the student population.

Position Summary:

This application is for external candidates (non-UNCG employees and non-UNCG graduate ) interested in serving as a FYE Instructor. Current UNCG employees and UNCG graduate students must read the special instructions noted in the posting.

FYE Instructors are UNCG faculty, staff, and graduate students that are committed to the success of our new students. FYE Instructors serve as educators, resources, and representatives for UNCG. Working closely with their Peer Academic Leader (PAL), FYE Instructors strive to create lasting connections and impactful learning experiences for their students.

FYE Instructors take on responsibilities both inside and outside of the classroom. The time commitment may fluctuate based on the week, but FYE Instructors can expect the following responsibilities:

  • Teaching and facilitating class for up to three hours a week
  • Lesson planning and preparing for class
  • Grading assignments and providing timely and appropriate feedback
  • Providing ongoing student support by answering emails, meeting with them outside of class, etc.
  • Supporting and mentoring your PAL
  • Actively engaging and learning with your fellow FYE Instructors through ongoing development opportunities

FYE Instructors are expected to partake in the following professional development opportunities:

  • FYE Instructor Pre-Institute, April TBD (new FYE Instructors only)
  • FYE Instructor and PAL Meet and Greet
  • FYE Instructor Institute (multiple days)
  • FYE Instructor Fall Kick-Off
  • Weekly 1 hour meetings with their PAL
  • Bi-weekly development with FYE Instructors

While FYE Instructors are welcome to attend all bi-weekly developments, they are required to attend at least one per month.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completed 18 credit hours at the graduate level or possess an master’s degree by Fall 2021.

Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree or higher from a relevant field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you are a UNC Greensboro graduate student, staff or faculty member interested in becoming an FYE Instructor, please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at [email protected] about the possibility of serving as an FYE.

Recruitment Range:

Master's degree and higher = $2,250. Earned at least18 credit hours at the graduate level = $1,500

Org #-Department:

Student Affairs - 44501

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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Hand Movement-Grasping, Reading, Writing, Eye-hand coordination, Hearing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, Walking

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Job No:
Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time