FYS 101 Lead Instructor

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Job # 036947 Department Code 00000000 Department Academic Affairs Job Title FYS 101 Lead Instructor Location Syracuse University Pay Range $2500 per section Staff Level 00 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

200 sections with a wide range of 80-minute time blocks M-F.

Job Type Temporary Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Lead Instructors will work in conjunction with an undergraduate Peer Leader to teach a section of First-Year Seminar ( FYS ) 101, which is comprised of approximately 20 first year students for the duration of the fall 2021 semester. The course is anchored around transitioning to college and creating a sense of belonging within the Syracuse University community. Course content includes dialogue around race, class, gender and other topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Instructors will be provided with a curriculum guide, training, and ongoing support throughout the duration of FYS 101. Lead Instructors will meet with their Peer Leader outside of class hours for course planning. Lead Instructors are invited and encouraged to attend, campus events and activities relative to the first-year experience.

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• Current faculty, staff or graduate student at Syracuse University;

• Master’s degree or higher from accredited institution; bachelor’s degree with experience in group facilitation and/or teaching considered;

• Knowledge of college student development;

• Must have training, facilitation, research and/or leadership experience in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion or have been a Lead Facilitator for SEM 100 in the past;

• Approval by the lead instructor’s supervisor or department chair;

• Completion of FYS Lead Instructor training *Held summer 2021.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

• Attending required training and ongoing workshops offered to support facilitators prior to and during the full fall 2021 semester

• Leading a group of ~20 first year students through discussions around students’ sense of belonging on campus

• Demonstrating an ability to engage students in discussions around socialization, identity, bias, stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination

• Teaching the course once a week for the fall 2021 semester and supporting students during the three school/college weeks of FYS 101

• Meeting with your Peer Leader for class planning and preparation

• Utilizing Blackboard to manage attendance and assignments for students

• Communicating with students via email and/or other channels

• Promptly grading student assignments

• Attending some additional campus events at which FYS 101 students will be attending and required to reflect upon and discuss further

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