Visiting Faculty Advisors for First-Year Students

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
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Job description

Deadline May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description
The First Year of Studies (FYS) at the University of Notre Dame is soliciting applications for multiple open Visitng Academic Advisor positions. These individuals will share responsibility for the academic advising of newly matriculating first-year students through small group sessions, individual meetings, and other formal / informal encounters.

First-year advisors and their advising colleagues throughout the University play an important role in helping first-year students develop those disciplines of the mind and heart that promote intellectual curiosity, integrative thinking, and independence. One of the overarching goals of Notre Dame’s distinctive first-year experience is to afford newly matriculating students a clear understanding of the University’s disciplinary landscape as well as an appreciation of the intellectual values that animate a liberal education in the Catholic tradition.

First-year advising is focused on helping students achieve several specific learning outcomes: i.e., to be able to navigate basic University communication systems; to be able to identify learning objectives and strategies; to understand the basics of academic decision making; to be able to do basic academic planning resulting in fall course registration; to be able to do learning self-assessment; to begin to develop an understanding of “ways of knowing”; to recognize and practice resilience; to recognize and begin to practice life-long learning; and to practice increasingly more independent academic planning and decision making, including choosing a college / school. The more pragmatic dimensions of first-year advising include: academic program planning; student course selection and schedule approval; the monitoring of grades; and the mentoring of students as they make decisions about intended college and — when appropriate — disciplinary majors and minors.

Advisors work collaboratively with the advising offices in the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Engineering, and Science; the Schools of Architecture and Global Affairs; and other university and collegiate / school centers and institutes with undergraduate majors / minors. We anticipate that such collaboration will intensify in the years ahead.

Advisors are non-tenured Regular Faculty of the University and are currently classified as Special Professional Faculty. They are expected to participate regularly in faculty meetings, committee work, and special projects. These are twelve-month positions with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professional Specialist.

A terminal degree is preferred; a Master’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will possess: significant advising experience in a higher education setting; and strong communication, teaching, and interpersonal skills; and the ability successfully to interact with a diverse faculty, staff, and student cohort

Please note: If an applicant would also like to be considered for the other Advisor Positions also posted, a separate application is required.

Qualifications
A terminal degree is preferred; a Master’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will possess: significant advising experience in a higher education setting; and strong communication, teaching, and interpersonal skills; the ability successfully to interact with a diverse faculty, staff, and student cohort.

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Commitment to AAC&U’s “Core Values” of Inclusive Excellence – “Diversity,” “Inclusion,” “Equity,” and “Equity-Mindedness”

Commitment to Involvement in National / International Advising or Teaching Organizations and to Enhancing the Scholarship of Advising and / or Teaching

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