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Job Title
Academic Specialist

FLSA Status
Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Employment Status
Part Time .50

School of Education & Psychology

Job Summary

The incumbent will identify and assist individuals from under served backgrounds within target areas who can succeed in higher education. The Academic Specialist is expected to provide academic tutoring which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science and other subjects for participants based on grades, the needs assessment and other data.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Trained in tutoring/mentoring.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Empathetic and have a positive attitude.
  • Monitor progress of participants and to provide appropriate strategies.
Essential Job Functions

Academic Specialist will mentor and tutor participants.

  • Minimum education – College junior or senior majoring in Education or Psychology
  • Preferred education – Bachelor’s degree or higher with teaching certification in Reading, English, Math or Science.
  • Previous work experience with disadvantaged students is desirable.
  • National Board Certified Teachers are preferable.

This position will be hired as a work-aid student, graduate assistant, or consultant.

Licensing and Certifications

License or Professional credentials in relevant discipline (if applicable).

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required

Not Required

Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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