Researcher in Political Science

Michigan State University College of Social Science

Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Political Science 10038676
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

Serve as Academic Advisor to Political Science majors, advising students on academic/curriculum matters;

  • Assisting students with registration;
  • Evaluating and maintaining student records;
  • Assist with various duties including Summer NSO;
  • Discussing career opportunities with potential MSU students and their families;
  • Assisting the department in curriculum matters and evaluating its undergraduate programs;
  • Promoting experiential learning opportunities;
  • Introducing students and prospective students to the Department of Political Science

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a Masters degree. 
  • 1 to 3 years of experience advising; or 1-3 years experience in a setting that served youth or young adults in education or professional growth in a position that required direct engagement with them and/or their support network.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of university academic policies and procedures and experience working with electronic student information systems desirable.
  • Previous advising experience desirable.

Required Application Materials

Must submit resume, cover letter and three letters of reference

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on 1/10/2023 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal lives, and MSU offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. 

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 3, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 3, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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