Specialist - Advisor-Continuing
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Job no: 770365
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Progr 10032580
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Advising/Counseling, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

Graduate Program Coordinator (40%):

  • Supports the BLD Graduate Program Director in all aspects of the master's program in the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program.
  • Manages student recruitment for master's degrees, providing application information and tracking applications through to selection of candidates and matriculation.
  • Provides advising for master's students, monitoring, and tracking their progress to graduation.
  • Implements and recommends procedural changes to align this unit with university regulations and procedures as they pertain to graduate education.
  • Attends recruitment fairs for graduate students and meetings for Graduate Program Directors/Secretaries.
  • Assists faculty in recruiting industry/clinical partners for masters' student projects.
  • Works closely with BLD faculty, the Director of Graduate Programs, administration in the College of Natural Science, the Graduate School and other University offices.

Undergraduate Student Advising (50%):

  • Advises undergraduate BLD students including degree plans, major related career exploration, academic success and learning strategies.
  • Connects students to appropriate student resources for successful degree completion.
  • Represent the Unit at New Student Orientation (NSO) for incoming MSU students.

Other Duties (10%):

  • Participates in professional development activities including conferences, workshops, and seminars to enhance the ability and knowledge to perform as an advisor.
  • Administrative duties related to undergraduate and graduate advising
  • Outreach and public service activities for BLD.
  • Participates in professional societies as time allows.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Graduate Program Director and BLD Director.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Master's in Science, education or relate

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's in Science, education or related disciplines
  • National certification in Medical Laboratory Science
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience advising or mentoring students
  • Excellent computer, organizational, time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Required Application Materials

Please submit a letter of application, resume and names and contact information for three references.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Special Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, resume and names and contact information for three references. If you have questions regarding this position, contact Dr. John Gerlach at gerlach@msu.edu.

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Department Statement

BLD is a close community. Our students are the next generation of laboratorians, scientists, and researchers.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Apr 13, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 13, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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