Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Center for Academic Success (CAS), a department within the Student and Academic Services Office, provides academic support to students attending USG.

Through customized academic programs, CAS strives to empower all students to develop effective learning strategies, self-efficacy, persistence, and leadership. In addition to supporting the larger mission of CAS, that all students will have the skills and self-awareness to achieve their academic goals, the incumbent will be key in developing programmatic support for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) students at USG. Over the next five years, USG’s STEMMpopulation will grow substantially, and the incumbent will be critical in supporting current STEMM initiatives as well as identifying and growing appropriate services for USG’s population of regional transfer and graduate students in these fields. The incumbent must possess a familiarity with teaching strategies, both for one-on-one and large and small group interventions, which actively engage students in the learning process and promote long-term learning. In particular, the STEMM Specialist should bring expertise in teaching and learning strategies specific to a variety of STEMM majors, including health professions, engineering, research statistics, and biological sciences. The STEMM Specialist will also be responsible for designing and leading workshops and supervising peer leaders in student-led academic support programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.

At least three (3) years of professional experience teaching or providing academic assistance in science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or related fields.

Working knowledge of SPSS or related analytical software.


Master’s Degree preferred.

Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, and/or Medicine, strongly preferred.

Work with college level students, strongly preferred.

Advanced knowledge in math and science.

Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies and resources that can be applied to a wide range of academic disciplines, but especially STEMM disciplines.

Excellent teaching and motivational skills; ability work both one-on-one with students and with small groups, adapting to individual and diverse learning needs.

Demonstrated knowledge of learning strategies and tutoring methodologies.

Ability to take a collaborative approach in working with students, faculty, and colleagues to provide integrated services.

Ability to assess, plan, organize, and deliver academic assistance activities to individuals and groups.

Sensitivity to the unique experiences and background of diverse students, with varying levels of preparation and confidence.

Knowledge of the use of technology in assisting and enhancing student learning.

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumni and parents.
Strong presentation and public speaking skills.

Ability to meet deadlines and to work flexibly, energetically and creatively in small, collaborative learning environment.

Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:
  • Please attach a list of three references along with your cover letter and resume.
  • This position will work with Graduate and Undergraduate students.

*This position may require some evening and weekend hours.

  • The salary range for this position is $48,000 – $55,000.
Posting Number:E0005977
Posting Date:11/21/2016
Closing Date:12/21/2016
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date12/05/2016
Physical Demands

This position requires working some evening and weekends.

Professional, office working environment. Limited physical activity includes transporting informational materials to and from various outreach events.

Annie Foster Ahmed
Director, Center for Academic Success
Department of Student and Academic Services
Universities at Shady Grove
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