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Temporary Instructors in Academic and Student Development (unsolicited)

Millersville University
Millersville, PA

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Academic Advisement & Student Development faculty

Working Title:

Temporary Instructors in Academic and Student Development (unsolicited)


Instructor - 24900

Nature of position:

Temporary, part-time

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Temporary part-time or full-time Instructors are occasionally needed in the Academic and Student Development department of Millersville University. These instructors focus on providing success strategies, advisement and support to students in transition, especially as that relates to first-year and transfer students.

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Be a highly visible and effective advocate for first-year and transfer students to assure that students are thriving throughout their transition to the University.
2. Reach out to first-year and transfer students and identify those who are experiencing transition difficulties. Customize success strategies based on student needs.
3. Maintain a caseload of students who will benefit most from one-to-one attention.
4. Provide group support for students where appropriate.
5. Serve as an advising resource and support to faculty in academic majors who provide major-related advice to students.
6. Work directly with other offices on campus to ensure an effective delivery of services to support student success. Offices and departments include, but are not limited to:
- Millersville Scholars Program
- Learning Services
- Writing Center
- Student Programs
- Housing and Resident Life
- Financial Aid
- Registrar’s Office
- Bursar’s Office
- Academic Departments
- Deans and Associate Deans

7. Perform all other duties as assigned.

In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

Required Qualifications:

Earned Master’s degree in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, or related field with relevant advising experience;

Minimum of at least two years of academic advising experience in higher education setting;

Knowledge and experience in advising transfer, under-represented and non-traditional adult students;

Experience in the use of innovative advising techniques and technologies;

Excellent written and oral communications, interpersonal, and organization skills;

Ability to work collaboratively with department faculty and staff members as well as university constituencies;

Proficiency with electronic technologies and software programs such as word-processing, spread sheets, presentation software, e-mails, and web searches;

Successful interview, teaching demonstration and three background checks: Act 34 Criminal Record Check; Act 151 Child Abuse History; Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting.

Preferred Qualifications:

ABD or earned doctorate;

Experience with academic early alert programs;

Evidence of conducting advising related and retention research.

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Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion. 

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion.  Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment.  Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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