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Please see below career opportunities with the School.  Contact Sarah Beth Cushing at sbecushing@asu.edu with any questions.

Academic Success Specialist, 42032BR

Job Description

Under general supervision; as key contributor to increasing student retention and graduation university-wide, supports students in making timely progress toward a degree through a range of in-person and online academic counseling and support strategies.

Essential Duties

Serve as a professional academic advisor for the School of Politics and Global Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences primarily working with students in the school’s undergraduate degree programs (Political Science and Global Studies majors). The position requires utilizing a proactive approach to academic advisement, attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with academic partners across the university.

  • Provides 1:1 as well as group academic advisement for Political Science and Global Studies majors to identify all academic options including, but not limited to: degrees, extracurricular activities, study abroad program(s), research, and internships; support and provide academic advice to student in selection of options best suited to student's goals.
  • Monitor student academic progress through a variety of reporting tools including eAdvisor, Advisor Portal, and Salesforce; work closely and collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to ensure academic success and timely progress towards completion of degree.
  • Assist with academic program development and implementation.
  • Act as college/academic unit liaison to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and external groups on issues related to academic success.
  • Work under limited or minimal supervision, handle problems, providing guidance and advice to students.
  • Respond to student questions and concerns; work with students to resolve all issues to ensure ongoing satisfaction with program and successful progress towards completion.
  • As primary liaison, connect students with academic and personal resources including, but not limited to: tutoring, coaching, counseling, and career services; provide follow up to ensure satisfaction with and effectiveness of services.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with academic units and services throughout the university to facilitate comprehensive student support.
  • Attend meetings, workshops and professional development opportunities to retain current working knowledge of policies, procedures and programming.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years previous experience in one or more of the following: advising, student recruitment/retention or related student services utilizing a proactive and innovative approach which results in demonstrated outcomes in retention, graduation, and academic planning; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of Master's Degree completed at the time of application.
  • Experience at the collegiate level in academic advising (in person, online, or by phone).
  • Experience using student information systems such as PeopleSoft, Salesforce, and DARS degree audit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based college academic advising strategies.
  • Experience in higher education level academic advising in an academic department.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ASU academic structure and organization.
  • Experience in applying the principles, techniques and methods of teamwork, compromise and collaboration to produce desired outcomes.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office computer applications.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, faculty, students, administration and other interested parties.
  • Experience working effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience interpreting student needs and determining when referral to other University resources is appropriate.
  • Experience demonstrating sensitivity to needs of a diverse student population.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on June 4, 2018. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Salary Range $34,560- $48,000 per year; DOE

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Manager, Academic Advising, 42033BR

Job Description

Under general direction, manages the academic advising function for the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS). The Manager of Academic Advising fosters service excellence and helps fulfill the vision and goals of the SPGS undergraduate student experience. The Manager will report to the Associate Director of the School of Politics and Global Studies.

Essential Duties

Coordinates and manages SPGS academic advising, retention, and student support functions. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates academic success specialists and coordinators. Manages time reporting (sick/vacation) requests. Provides training for academic advising specialist and coordinators. Monitors compliance with ASU, CLAS, SPGS policies and procedures. Manages oversight of coordinator roles in projects as well as long range planning and design. Assists Associate Director and SPGS Course Scheduler with undergraduate curriculum (Immersion and Online) majors, minors, and certificate scheduling. Works with academic advisors in career development and develops performance plans for academic advisors in need of improvement. Provides day-to-day direction and escalation for student issues. Co-supervise up to 10 student assistants (Hiring, supervising, and evaluating). Provides some training in front desk operations. Time reporting (hours worked). Monitors compliance with ASU, CLAS, SPGS policies and procedures. Point person for questions encountered at front & back office. Provides day-to-day direction and escalation for student issues. Manage Advisor Portal. Reviews cases and either address, close, or transfer student cases to the appropriate academic advisor or academic unit for outreach. Serves on the CLAS Lead Advisor meetings. Serves on CLAS Online campus subcommittee meetings. Serves on CLAS Program Lead online campus meetings. Resolves or assists with the resolution of sensitive issues. Works in collaboration with the academic units in ASU and in particular, CLAS.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field AND six (6) years of related experience in advising, student recruitment/retention, related student services, teaching in a college/university environment, which includes three (3) years of leading work groups or supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and procedures in academic Advising strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Experience in planning and implementing communications programs.
  • Experience in designing presentation materials and giving oral presentations to groups.
  • Experience in the use of required computer applications: web, e-mail, student information systems (SIS) and degree audits (DARS). Evidence of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in composing, editing and proofreading written materials.
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, faculty and administration.
  • Experience in effectively managing, supervising, evaluating, and developing staff.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on June 4, 2018.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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Salary Range

$46,150 - $62,000 per year; DOE

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is May 4, 2018.

The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to support the MA in Global Security and the Center on the Future of War. Anticipated start date is July 2018. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal year position. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and needs of the university.

The postdoctoral research associate will work under the supervision of MA in Global Studies co-directors Jeffrey Kubiak and Daniel Rothenberg to teach courses in this innovative online program and to assist with its development, management and strategic vision. In addition, the postdoctoral research associate will be a research fellow at the Center on the Future of War and is expected to pursue independent and collaborative policy-oriented interdisciplinary research, scholarship and publication. These efforts may be linked with the Center’s team and various programs and should play a role in the Center’s larger strategy of integrating educational and research programming.

Minimum qualifications include completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field (Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Peace Studies, History, International Law etc.) by the time of appointment, relevant teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary approached to international affairs and global politics.

Desired qualifications: Prior relevant experience in designing and teaching graduate level courses, demonstrated research and writing skills, strong grounding in key theories, ideas and literature related to issues of international affairs, security and global politics.

The School of Politics and Global Studies grants a Ph.D., M.A., B.S. and B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Global Studies. The School offers a M.A. in Global Affairs and Management in conjunction with the Thunderbird School of Global Management. The Center on the Future of War links ASU with New America, a DC-based think tank through a leadership team, core faculty, and a team of over 100 ASU affiliated faculty as well as several dozen though international security thought leaders including former government officials, prize-winning journalists, retired general officers, human rights experts, scholars and others. The successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute scholarship, teaching and service to advance these and other programs at ASU. The School of Politics and Global Studies values interdisciplinary scholarship, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate and collaborate with other schools and centers at Arizona State University.

Please send the following application materials to Daniel Rothenberg Daniel.Rothenberg@asu.edu:  

-          Application letter explaining interest in the position

-          CV

-          Contact information for two references

-          Two writing samples

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.tml https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/