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Title:
Associate/ Full Specialist (Correction)
Position Number:
0082377
Hiring Unit:
College of Arts and Sciences
Location:
Manoa
Date Posted:
February 11, 2014
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins April 01, 2014
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:
Permanent
Funding:
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • The Colleges of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, invites applications for a full-time senior faculty specialist who will serve as Academic Advisor with a special emphasis on the College of Social Sciences. This is an 11 month, permanent, general funded, tenure track position to begin approximately June 1, 2014 contingent upon position clearance and availability of funds. May be appointed as Director on a rotational basis to oversee student academic services.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Senior faculty member who will serve as an Academic Advisor with a special focus on majors in the College of Social Sciences.
  2. Lead programs and services, including but not limited to recruitment, admissions and academic advising.
  3. Develop an approach to advising and student services using innovative practices and technology that rethinks advising within the context of the larger educational context.
  4. Work closely with the following offices: Engaged Student Learning, Study Abroad, and Civic Engagement to provide streamlined access to service learning, internship, study abroad and other programs and to support student services for international exchange and study abroad students from partner universities.
  5. Develop advising programs and student services in consultation with department faculty, including scheduling, program/service development, academic and graduation actions, major declaration and admissions.
  6. Maintain accurate student databases and assessment of student learning.
  7. Prepare and present regular reports for department chairs and the Dean, with emphasis on evidence in advancing student learning and success.
  8. Ensure curriculum and academic standards and procedures are met including petitions and student exceptions.
  9. Ensure Arts and Sciences record policies and procedures are enforced accurately.
  10. Supervise staff employees.
  11. Oversee advisor contract renewal and promotion/tenure process and other departmental personnel actions.
  12. Recommends professional development training opportunities for advisors and staff.
  13. Perform general advising duties.
  14. Develop advising curriculum and make presentations in a variety of settings and formats.
  15. Evaluate and monitor student academic progress, including progress checks and taking appropriate institutional action.
  16. Lead student recruitment efforts including outreach to Hawai‘i high schools, community colleges, and international partners.
  17. Develop, implement, manage services geared toward students with special needs including, but not limited to, underserved minority groups, Veteran, disabled, and Native Hawaiian.
  18. Coordinate/assist in the development, implementation and management of academic advising programs and services including peer mentoring, new student orientation, and student clubs.
  19. Conduct assessment, collect and distribute information, prepare formal and informal reports for use in making institutional decisions and policies.
  20. Engage in professional activities and make scholarly contributions in the academic advising field.
  21. Serve as an active member, chair, or officer of department, college, university, system-wide, professional or community organizations, committees, or governing bodies.
  22. Possible evening, weekend and/or off campus assignments to accommodate student needs.
  23. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Associate Specialist:
  2. Doctoral degree or equivalent in the social sciences or an aligned discipline from an accredited college or university of recognized standing.
  3. Four years progressively responsible college-level academic advising experience at the next lower rank with increasing professional maturity, including at least two years of demonstrated experience in a managerial, coordinative/supervisory position in academic advising.
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities, including the work of assistants.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and administrators.
  6. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  7. Record of contribution to the standards, techniques and methodology of the field.
  8. Interaction with broader professional community.
  9. Specialist:
  10. Doctoral degree or equivalent in the social sciences or an aligned discipline from an accredited college or university of recognized standing.
  11. Four years progressively responsible college-level academic advising experience at the next lower rank, including at least two years of demonstrated experience in a managerial, coordinative/supervisory position in academic advising.
  12. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities, including the work of assistants.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and administrators.
  14. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  15. Record of substantial contribution to the standards, techniques and methodology of the field.
  16. Leadership within the broader professional community.
  17. Proven ability to conduct research or to carry out independently major projects of importance to the college and community.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Knowledge of assessment and student learning outcomes.
  2. Understanding of the philosophy of liberal education.
  3. Ability to work as part of a team and uphold established policies and procedures.
  4. Knowledge of post-secondary curricula and academic requirements.
  5. Commitment to working with a diverse student body.
  6. College level teaching experience.
  7. Knowledge of computer software programs.
  8. Experience in program building using innovative technological methods.
  9. Demonstrated ability to increase graduation rates, and increase student retention.
  10. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful student programs.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter stating how your qualifications and experience meet minimum and desirable qualifications, and a curriculum vita, graduate school transcripts, to the following site http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework. Please note that copies of transcripts are acceptable for application; however, original documents issued by a university registrar are required upon hire. Electronic submissions issued by a university registrar will be accepted and may be sent to halbert@hawaii.edu. Please provide names and contact information for three references and indicate whether the search committee can contact references in the early stages of the search. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Debora Halbert (halbert@hawaii.edu).
Inquiries:
  1. Professor Debora Halbert; 808-956-7536; halbert@hawaii.edu

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