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:
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.
Reach out to first-year and transfer students and identify those who are experiencing transition difficulties. Customize success strategies based on student needs.
Maintain a caseload of students who will benefit most from one-to-one attention.
Provide group support for students where appropriate.
Serve as an advising resource and support to faculty in academic majors who provide major-related advice to students.
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
Housing and Resident Life
Deans and Associate Deans
Perform all other duties as assigned.
In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.
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.
ABD or earned doctorate;
Experience with academic early alert programs;
Evidence of conducting advising related and retention research
A complete application includes all of the following: the faculty application form, cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least two letters of reference dated and signed within the prior 12 months and copies of transcripts showing all degrees conferred and in progress. Degree print-outs are not acceptable as transcripts; only registrar-issued copies are acceptable. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents. After the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed when an instructor is needed.
About Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.