Call for Director of First Year Seminars

Call for Director of First Year Seminars

The Global Citizenship Program Committee is seeking applicants for the Director of First Year Seminars. This will be a 3-year term position starting in May 2019. Applications are due no later than Nov. 15.


Director responsibilities

Duties for the position will include all of the following:

  • Provide leadership for First Year Seminars (FYS), 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 (GCP), the Global Citizenship Program Committee (GCPC), Academic Deans and Department Chairs, international and extended campus faculty and administrators, Academic Advising, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs
  • Work closely with First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence, including the coordination of First Year Seminar offerings within Learning Communities
  • Recruit and mentor faculty for 28-35 seminar sections
  • Serve as a summer faculty academic advisor at freshman registration days
  • Manage scheduling of FYS offerings
  • Collect (or supervise the collection of) data relevant to GCP learning outcomes
  • Cooperate with Director of Keystone Seminars, GCPC Chair(s), 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 that have undergraduate programs, both domestic and international
  • Serve as an ex officio member of the Global Citizenship Program Committee
  • Participate in the annual GCP Collaboratory and Seminar Instructor Workshops
  • Coordinate with the present Director of FYS during Spring 2019 in shaping the fall schedule of seminars
  • Report to the Provost

The chosen applicant will receive a $7000 stipend per academic year, as well as a summer advising contract.


The ideal applicant:

  • Is familiar with the First Year Seminar program and has experience teaching first year students
  • Has a strong interest in freshman/first year student experiences
  • Will teach one section of First Year Seminar each fall
  • Is a full-time faculty member with tenure or FDL status

To apply

Please submit a letter of interest and a CV to

Applications are due no later than Nov. 15.

Questions? Contact Carla Colletti, Doug Finlayson, or Bruce Umbaugh.

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