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Specialist - Advisor
Michigan State University

Date Posted Jan. 10, 2019
Title Specialist - Advisor
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Specialist – Advisor
Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Annual Year 12 Month – Continuing System

Snapshot of Posting (Less than 400 characters): The Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics ( at Michigan State University seeks outstanding applicants for a continuing system position as an Academic Advisor

Position Description: Advise undergraduate students in the Food Industry Management, Agribusiness Management, and Environmental Economics and Management majors and minors. Maintain student records and certify students for graduation and athletic eligibility. Advise prospective students during University orientation programs. Provide retention support activities. Participate in student enrichment activities, including achievement award receptions, student clubs, and other events. Participate in recruiting, placement and scholarship activities, and in teaching career/advising seminars and courses. Supervise collection and analysis of data in electronic databases. Work with students from a diverse range of demographic and academic backgrounds.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required. Experience working with college students, knowledge of university undergraduate academic requirements, policies, and procedures desired. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.

Background: Michigan State University is the pioneer Land Grant University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming. The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S., is ranked in the top five for research in agricultural economics by RePEc and has 37 tenure system faculty, 55 fixed term faculty, 85 graduate students, and 750 undergraduate students (with three majors in Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, Environmental Economics and Management). We address societal policy questions and solve practical problems for producers, consumers, and the environment. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems in Michigan and around the world. The department maintains a large international program and major external grant funding. For more information on the department, see:

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin January 31st, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To apply, please refer to Posting 550669 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) letter of application 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of academic advising philosophy that specifically addresses the alignment between your goals and CANR’s focus on excellence through diversity and inclusion, including summary of your experience with, or interest in working with a diverse group of students and communities; 4) transcripts; and 6) names and email addresses for three references. If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Jim Hilker at

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.

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