Academic Advisor, Life Sciences First Year
Position Number: 00105074
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Biological Sciences is dedicated to basic research and teaching in a broad range of aspects of the biological sciences. The Department has strong undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs and substantial extramural support to develop and maintain integrative research programs. In addition the Department enhances its mission to interdisciplinary research and training programs with other units in the life sciences across colleges.
Essential Job Duties: This full-time 12-month professional academic advisor position involves the proactive advising of students (primarily first-year freshmen) in the Life Sciences First Year Program (LSFY). This position will be expected to become fully familiar with the requirements of the curricula within the life sciences at NC State, including but not limited to Biochemistry, Nutrition Science, and Plant Biology within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as Biological Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, and Zoology within the College of Sciences. Additionally, this position will advise assigned students about the requirements for those curricula and monitor advisees' progress toward fulfillment of the requirements for declaring a major and for attaining the baccalaureate degree. The position will also be expected to teach multiple course sections (primarily LSC 103) to first-year students, focusing on issues related to their transition to college and exploration of life science and related majors. The position will report to the LSFY Director.
Minimum Education/Experience: An advanced degree in biology, education, or academic counseling (or related fields) OR a baccalaureate degree in one of these areas plus at least 3 years of advising experience in higher education is required.
Department Required Skills: Strong communication ability in both written and oral format Ability to work with a diverse student population
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience in an advising role at the collegiate level (including with freshmen) is a definite asset. Evidence of working with science or similar majors is desirable, as is a degree in a life science discipline. Experience in working with students in transition and students in academic difficulty also is desirable.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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