Instructor/Advisor

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

ID: 7052455
Posted: August 9, 2018

Job Description

Physical Demands
Physical demands are consistent with a sedentary desk-type position requiring daily use of a computer and some on- and off-campus commuting.

Job Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate all activities pertaining to the instruction of undergraduates involved in the McNair Scholars program. As an instructor, this person teaches a seminar in research process each semester, a senior seminar that guides students through the graduate school application process in the fall, and a senior seminar that prepares students to transition into graduate school in the spring. This person facilitates undergraduate student retention, graduation, and admission to graduate school by providing innovative academic curricula and advising interventions to address student needs and facilitate their academic and professional development.

To ensure that program goals and objectives are met, the Instructor/Advisor supports the Program Director and participates in all program operations including implementing and evaluating the program in accordance with grant specifications. In the absence of the Director, the Instructor/Advisor serves as the primary program representative.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree. Two (2) years of experience in higher education.
Experience teaching undergraduates, including providing constructive feedback on student writing.
Experience conducting original research.
Competence with research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, and humanities).
Excellent writing and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations.
Experience with TRiO, NSF, SROP or other similar program.
Experience advising students.
Experience with higher education program administration, including planning and evaluation.
Experience with federal grant administration, including budget and records management.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a list of references, a teaching philosophy statement (please make sure to address how you create an inclusive environment and support diversity in your classes), and a diversity statement (in 500 words or less, please describe your experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, particularly those who are first-generation college students) electronically.

Application review will begin August 20. Desired start date no later than October 1.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.




 

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