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Faculty Support Staff

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034035
Department Code 21701-2100
Department Law College-Dean
Job Title Faculty Support Staff
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S3
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The position holder provides administrative and clerical support to College of Law faculty. This role is essential to faculty fulfilling their teaching, research, scholarship and professional goals which, in turn, reflects on students, the institution and the legal profession.

The College of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates for this position who contribute to the diversity of the College of Law community.


• Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred (3-5 years of working in an administrative support environment).

Job Specific Qualifications

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.
• Well-developed computer skills in various applications.
• Must maintain the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality.
• This position requires the professional skills necessary for discreet, effective and courteous interaction with alumni, faculty, administrators and staff.
• It is essential that this person be professional and possess highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills.
• The ability to manage simultaneous tasks, problem solve, prioritize deadlines and use independent judgment is required.


• Provide administrative and secretarial support to faculty members to assist with their teaching, scholarship and committee work at the College and University level and for Professional Organizations including: prepare, update and maintain course materials on blackboard. Maintain attendance records.
• Prepare correspondence. Type, format, proofread and edit various documents such as manuscripts containing footnotes, tables of contents, graphics, charts and graphs. Design and maintain systems to meet needs of the department and individual faculty members. Maintain files, both electronic and paper (as needed).
• Reconcile expenses including, travel vouchers, expense vouchers, SU credit card statements, ID’s and purchase requisition.
• Assist in preparation of mid-term and final examinations. Coordinate collection of student papers for grading and return of student papers that have been graded. Assist with coordination of faculty teaching evaluations.
• Coordinate travel arrangements for faculty, speakers and guests.
• Schedule meetings, student appointments, makeup classes, review sessions, various groupings and lectures. Assist with special events and projects (panel discussions, meetings, preparing for presentations, community projects, etc).

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 10/18/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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