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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume in a single document to be uploaded in the online application.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, your advising philosophy and practice, and the skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

LSA Student Academic Affairs (SAA) serves students, the college, the university, and the larger society by contributing to the intellectual and personal growth of students in the liberal arts tradition. Overall, student academic affairs is responsible for helping LSA undergraduates achieve the expectations and rewards of the liberal arts and science education afforded by the college. To accomplish this responsibility, LSA SAA is organized in the following units: Office of the Assistant Dean, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, Office of Academic Standards and Academic Opportunities, Advising Information and Communications, and the Testing Accommodation Center (TAC).

Responsibilities*

The LSA pre-health academic advisor plays a pivotal role in the lives of LSA students.  With the unique opportunity to sustain an advising relationship with students from orientation through graduation, the LSA pre-health advisor motivates and inspires LSA students to explore and synthesize the richness of the liberal arts experience both inside and outside the classroom.  The pre-health advisor is a general advisor with responsibility for advising entering students at Summer Orientation, maintaining regular contact with assigned students until graduation, providing accurate information about College procedures, policies, resources, programs, and curriculum, and serving as informed resource for students. The pre-health advisor, as a member of the five-person Newnan Center pre-health advising team, also serves as an academic advisor to students from all University of Michigan schools and colleges who have premedical and other health career interests and provides information and resources about graduate and professional programs and career opportunities in medicine, health-related fields and alternative educational endeavors. Additionally, the pre-health advisor will participate in collaborative ventures within the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center and across the College and University to disseminate pre-health information to students, develop web and social media resources, conduct workshops and programs for pre-health students, and consult with and inform colleagues about pre-health issues and topics.  The pre-health advisor’s particular duties include conducting one-on-one and group advising appointments, exchanging e-mail with students, monitoring academic progress, challenging students to invest fully in curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and contacting and referring students experiencing academic or personal difficulty to the appropriate resource also are typical duties.

The LSA pre-health advisor also serves as a liaison to one or more University of Michigan academic departments, schools, colleges or administrative units and is expected to catalyze discussion and promote cooperation to ensure that student interests are served throughout the University.  The LSA pre-health advisor develops educational programs and produces educational materials, including e-resources, on behalf of the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center. The LSA pre-health advisor also serves the Advising Center through membership on one or more standing committees.

The LSA pre-health advisor will join a large team of outstanding individuals with diverse professional and personal backgrounds in the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center who form a high-functioning community of practice. Our Professional Development Committee and Committee for Intercultural Development (CID) build upon our extensive new advisor training program to promote continuous learning and skill-building amongst our staff. Through these and other efforts, our office cultivates a culture that is welcoming, supportive, and responsive to all identities among our diverse staff and students.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
  • Demonstrated experience advising, teaching, or mentoring college students
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Proven ability to successfully work in a collaborative team environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and respectful working relationships with students, staff, and faculty
  • Self-driven; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication styles
  • Ability to maintain integrity of confidential materials and student information

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s or doctorate degree
  • Science/health-related degree or relevant work experience in a science/health-related field
  • Experience advising pre-medical and other pre-health college students
  • Knowledge of purposes and objectives of a liberal arts education
  • Familiarity with technology and its application in an academic advising setting.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

The University of Michigan and LSA are committed to the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life, which includes resources and tools promoting work-life flexibility.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.