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Non-Classified Opening

Instructor/Academic Coach, First Year Transition (1822)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: August 31, 2017 - November 30, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS058734
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req537
12 Month Full-Time
Faculty Non-Tenure Track
Enrollment Management Admin
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose
The Instructor/Academic Coach for the First Year Transition (FYT) program at Idaho State University will be committed to the successful transition of students to university studies, first year student education, and first year student retention. The position involves instruction of general education STEM courses as part of the summer Bridge program; instruction of either First Year Transition success courses or College Learning Strategies for Math courses (for those holding a degree in a mathematics discipline) throughout the academic year; and provision of mentorship, academic advising, leadership development, and key college success information to a cohort of first year students in order to bring about increased retention, persistence, and graduation. The instructor/academic coach will hold non-tenure track faculty rank with an instruction/coaching focus (no research expectations) and opportunities for promotion.

Key Responsibilities
•    Instructs 1-2 general education STEM courses as part of the summer Bengal Bridge program. (The instructor must be approved by the appropriate academic department in order to teach the proposed general education course(s)).
•    Instructs ACAD 1104 – First Year Transition—and/or ACAD 1103—College Learning Strategies for Math (depending upon educational background)—throughout the academic year.
•    Provides coaching, advising, mentoring, leadership development, and key academic information to a cohort of first year students (based primarily on student major) in order to enhance student learning, retention, persistence, and graduation.
•    Works within an innovative, creative, and energetic environment to develop diverse programs and processes in order to support our students’ educational goals.
•    Supports the work of the Math (tutoring) Center (hiring, supervising, etc.) or Content Area Tutoring as needs arise.
•    Participates in recruiting, registration, and retention events and initiatives throughout the year.
•    Collaborates closely with Idaho State University colleges, departments, the units within the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success on first year student welfare, academic success, recruitment, and retention.
•    Instructs general education STEM courses, for potential additional compensation, during the academic year as opportunities arise.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline.
•    Experience teaching STEM courses in a college or high school setting.
•    Experience advising, coaching, and/or mentoring high school or college students.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience teaching within a first year student program in a college setting.
•    Two (2) years or more of experience teaching general education STEM courses in a college setting.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=537

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter which addresses how the applicant meets the qualifications of the position, Curriculum Vitae which includes a teaching philosophy or vision statement for this position, List of three (3) professional references with contact information.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 18, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $43,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

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