Director of First Year Seminars Applications Due Nov. 26

| November 7, 2012

The Global Citizenship Program Committee seeks applicants for Director of First Year Seminars to serve a three-year term beginning May 2013.

The Director of First Year Seminars will:

  • Provide leadership for First-Year Seminars, including quality and continuous improvement (assessment), service and experiential learning opportunities, and other components of the program, working collaboratively with the Director of the Global Citizenship Program, the Global Citizenship Program Committee, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Academic Deans and Department Chairs, international and extended campus faculty and administrators, Academic Advising, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs
  • Collect (or supervise the collection of) data relevant to GCP learning outcomes
  • Cooperate with Director of Keystone Seminars, GCPC Chair, and Director of GCP on GCP Program Assessment
  • Lead periodic review of the First Year Seminars and make recommendations for program improvement
  • Communicate and coordinate with directors and faculty at extended campuses with undergraduate programs, both domestic and international
  • Participate in annual GCP Collaboratory and Seminar Instructor Workshops
  • Report to the Provost and Senior Vice President
  • Recruit and mentor faculty for 28-35 seminar sections
  • Serve as a summer faculty academic advisor at all freshman registration days
  • Work with CIS staff to manage classroom scheduling and FYS budgets
  • Serve as ex officio member of the Global Citizenship Program Committee and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Teach one section of First Year Seminar each Fall

The ideal applicant:

  • Is familiar with the First Year Seminar program, having taught at least one section of First Year Seminar
  • Has a strong interest in freshman/first year student experiences
  • Is a full-time faculty member with tenure or FDL status

This person will receive a $6,700 stipend to be paid over 12 months, beginning June 1, 2013, and a three-hour course reassignment time per year. Additionally, s/he will receive a one-quarter adjunct contract for Spring 2013 in order to coordinate with the present director in shaping the fall schedule of seminars.

Please submit a letter of interest and a CV to: Scott Jensen at

Questions? Contact Scott Jensen or Bruce Umbaugh at

Applications are due by no later than Nov. 26, 2012.

Submitted by Scott Jensen, chair, Global Citizenship Program Committee

Category: Faculty, St. Louis Campus News

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