We are excited to announce the beginning of the Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) staff recruitment process. The FIGs office is seeking applications for Seminar Instructors for Fall 2009. FIGs staff play a critical role in giving freshman the tools to succeed on campus. Seminar Instructors gain valuable leadership skills, teaching experience, and opportunities to work closely with faculty.
What is FIGs?
Freshman Interest Groups is a unique program for freshman that extends learning from the classroom to the residential hall. A FIG consists of a group of 10-15 students that take 2-3 courses together and enroll in COLL-X111, a one credit seminar that is built around a common theme. The FIGs Seminar is a small discussion-based course in which students develop skills that enhance academic achievement and discover how disciplines relate to one another, creating a richer educational experience. FIG students also live in the same residential hall and have an undergraduate Peer Mentor that attends the seminar, resides on their floor, and engages students in outside of class activities related to the theme of the FIG.
FIGs Seminar Instructor position:
Seminar Instructors are academically successful graduate students who are interested in teaching and supporting freshman students. The primary responsibility of a Seminar Instructor is to teach the one credit COLL-X111 FIGs Seminar that emphasizes experiences and skills that are expected to help freshman make successful academic and social adjustments to Indiana University. Seminar instructors also collaborate with faculty members and undergraduate Peer Mentor to meet the needs of the FIG students.
The Seminar Instructor position description, application, and recommendation forms are available on the FIGs website at http://www.figs.indiana.edu/.
Submit completed applications and recommendation forms to: Megan Hutchison, Maxwell Hall 222, no later than Friday, February 6th at 4pm.
Please note that we will not accept applications via email.
Select candidates will be contacted for first round interviews with the FIGs office.
If you have any questions about the FIGs Seminar Instructor position, please feel free to contact me anytime. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 855-0288.
Freshman Interest Groups does not discriminate based on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All are encouraged to apply.