This position provides a holistic perspective in assisting first year students by incorporating their academic, social, cultural and psychological adjustment to university life.
This position instructs four sections of American University Experience I (AUx1) (1.5 credits each) in the fall semester and four sections of American University Experience II (AUx2) (1.5 credits each) in the spring semester. This position supervises eight undergraduate Peer Leaders.
This position concurrently provides year-long professional academic advising and support to undergraduate students enrolled in their assigned sections of AUx1 during the students’ first academic year. The caseload for the AUx Instructor and Advisor is determined by enrollments in their sections of AUx1 courses.
This position works under general supervision and is expected to exercise professional judgment in all aspects of the position and has broad decision-making authority subject to review by the Senior AUx Instructor & Advisor and the AUx Director.
Master’s degree required.
Three years’ experience providing advising or student services support in higher education
Must be able to obtain and maintain an adjunct faculty appointment
Teaching or small group facilitation experience with undergraduate students and strong student support focus
Strong interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills with multiple demonstrated cultural competencies (LGBTQ, International, first-generation, socioeconomic class differences, students of color) to serve a diverse student population
Attention to detail is required along with initiative, drive, flexibility, and ability to excel in a multicultural environment
Demonstrated public speaking ability and excellent verbal and written communication skills
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