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  • Norfolk State University
  • Faculty
  • Faculty (Adjunct/ Wage)


Hiring Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience

Agency: Norfolk State University

Location: Norfolk State University

Agency Website: WWW.NSU.EDU

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The SEM Instructor position teaches multiple, one-credit first- and second year seminar courses and provides academic and guided pathway assistance to students. SEM course sections may be integrated with at least one other course in the first year learning communities program. The SEM instructor will also provide assistance with activities that involve collaborations between Student Pathways and Academic Formation and other university departments and programs. Duties and responsibilities of the Spartan Seminar Series Instructor include those related to successful implementation of initiative(s) outlined below but limited to:

1. Teaching multiple sections of Spartan Seminars 101, 102, and/or 201.
2. Developing and delivering instructions that engage first and second year students in academic program and learning community activities.
3. Assessing and analyzing students’ progress in SEM courses.
4. Providing guidance to assist students with their academic, social, and personal growth.
5. Collaborating with academic advisors to assist with a successful transition to the University.
6. Collaborating with learning community liaison and faculty coordinators to integrate learning community experiences.
7. Assisting student with establishing academic and career goals during the first and second years.
8. Assisting with planning and promoting department events and activities for first and second year students to include workshops, social gatherings, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s or terminal degree; preferably in science and technology, liberal arts, business, education, and social work academic programs.
2. Considerable knowledge of the mission of colleges/universities, Norfolk State University in particular.
3. Considerable knowledge of career support services and organization (on and off campus).
4. Considerable knowledge of first and second year transitions and experiences.
5. Considerable knowledge of Blackboard usage.
6. Considerable organization and time management skills.
7. Considerable written and verbal communication skills.
8. Demonstrated ability to work productively with student, faculty, staff, alumni, and employer/industry partners.
9. Demonstrated ability to orchestrate activities according to plan.
10. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
11. Demonstrated ability to effectively communication and expression of complex ideas-verbal and written.
12. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Work and Excel).
Preferred Qualifications 1. Post-secondary teaching experience and first-year teaching experience students preferred.
13. Activity coordination.
14. Working in industry as a professional (non-academic).

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Application and/or résumé for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or résumé. Page Up provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your Page Up account to check the status of your application for this position.

Norfolk State University conducts background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The type of background check(s) performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: criminal history, including sexual offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) records, license verification, and credit report reviews. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. As a finalist, you will be required to sign an Authorization to Release form. Norfolk State University utilizes Form I-9 and E-verify in the verification of eligibility for employment. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Contact Information:

Name: Office of Human Resources

Phone: 757-823-8160

Email: tmmurrry@nsu.edu


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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