Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Director of Undergraduate Initiatives/Student Success Lecturer

(Recruitment Number 10660414)

The Washburn University Center for Student Success invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, renewable, non-tenure track Director of Undergraduate Initiatives/Student Success Lecturer. This position collaborates with university faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators to design, develop, and implement new programs and adapt existing programs and courses to increase persistence rates of students at all levels leading to higher graduation rates.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Direct and promote Washburn’s First-Year Experience program
  • Assist the Dean of University Libraries and Assistant Dean of Student Success in developing and implementing a comprehensive student success initiative, including second-, third-, and fourth-year experience programs.
  • Direct the Peer Educator Program, which includes the recruitment, training, and coordination of approximately 60+ Peer Educators
  • Collaborate with colleagues from Mabee Library, Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Student Life on campus-wide student success initiatives, including, but not limited to, Welcome Week, New Student Orientation, Homecoming, Family Day, and Junior/Senior Days.
  • Provide ongoing training and support for faculty teaching first-year seminars.
  • Teach minimum of two sections of student success courses per semester, as needed.  Courses include WU101: The Washburn Experience and IS120: Major & Career Exploration.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Facilitate collaborative interactions with diverse constituency of administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, and public.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from accredited college or university
  • Experience teaching at secondary level or higher
  • Experience developing and implementing student programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, college student personnel, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Two years related higher education experience
  • Two years of post-secondary level teaching experience.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit a curriculum vitae/resume, letter of interest containing a vision for first-year programs at Washburn University, names/titles/phone numbers of three professional references, and copies of all academic transcripts to Dr. John Dahlstrand, Assistant Dean of Student Success, preferably in PDF format, at john.dahlstrand@washburn.edu. Application review begins May 9, 2014 and continues until position is filled. Direct questions to Dr. Dahlstrand at john.dahlstrand@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an EOE. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. www.washburn.edu