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K-State First
Kansas State University
014 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Employment Opportunities with K-State First

K-State First Faculty Director

The Office of Student Success seeks a new Faculty Director for K-State First, the university's first-year experience program and the home to signature K-State academic experiences, including first-year seminars, learning communities, the common reading program, and New Student Convocation. The Faculty Director provides leadership to K-State First, its programs, professional staff, faculty, and students. This is a part-time (0.25) position that comes with a course-release each semester and an add-pay stipend as well as professional development opportunities.

Applications close March 1, 2023. Contract begins August 1, 2023.

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To apply for this opportunity, please submit a CV, teaching philosophy statement, and a letter of intent that responds to these prompts:

  • Discuss your interest in the K-State First Faculty Director position.
  • How does this role fit into your professional goals?
  • Share your ideas and vision for how K-State First can help the university achieve its goals of becoming a next generation land-grant institution.

Application materials are due March 1, 2023, and should be submitted to studentsuccess@ksu.edu. The successful candidate will need departmental support to accept the position.

EDCEP 111 and DAS 100 Instructors

We are looking for qualified instructors to teach EDCEP 111 Foundations of College Student Success and DAS 100 Introduction to K-State Culture. In fall 2023, the university will offer nine sections of EDCEP 111 Foundations of College Student Success as a high-energy, active-learning First-Year Seminar that meets twice a week. For first-year students only, this course is designed to introduce students to K-State and teach them the skills they will need to thrive in a college learning environment. The fall 2023 schedule will also include six sections of DAS 100 Introduction to K-State Culture. These First-Year Seminars provide an introduction to the intellectual and cultural life of the university and support in the transition to college-level learning and college life.

K-State First is looking for faculty, student life professionals or advisors at K-State who have experience working with new students and an interest in new student success. Instructors of EDCEP 111 will receive professional training, a stipend of $2,000 that can be taken as professional development funds or salary, and the support of an undergraduate learning assistant. DAS 100 faculty will also receive training, a $2,000 stipend and complimentary admission to the performances and events on the fall DAS 100 schedule.

If you're interested in the position or want to nominate someone, please complete a short application online and submit there a one-page curriculum vita by Friday, Feb. 3. Alternatively, you may apply by sending a one-page letter of interest and CV to Gregory Eiselein at eiselei@k-state.edu prior to the deadline.