Assistant in Academic Advising Center - Pre Health Academic Advisor

Apr 10, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant in Academic Advising

Job Description:

The University of Florida's (UF) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' (CLAS) Academic Advising Center (AAC) is accepting applications for a Pre-Health Academic Advisor position (12-month, non-tenure track faculty status). Applicants should have clear attention to detail with a strong ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, high traffic, dynamic environment; effective interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse populations; ability to work autonomously as well as within a team; an appreciation for both liberal arts and sciences and the developmental process towards pre-professional healthcare graduate admission process.

An interest in working with undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students pursuing admission to health professional programs is required. This position involves working with students at all levels one-on-one, in groups and through e-mail in order to provide guidance through a holistic pre-health preparation process. The advisor's responsibilities will include: advising on professional school requirements, presenting pre-health workshops, critiquing student resumes and personal statements, evaluating students during mock interviews and guiding them through the application submission process. Additional responsibilities will include but not be limited to: serving on the admission committee for the Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) program, advising students in the CLAS Biology major and planning and participating in various extra-curricular pre-health programs and initiatives such as providing support to the pre-health Living Learning Community and interacting with health focused student organizations.

General Advising Duties:

As a member of the AAC team, this advisor is also expected to effectively advise undergraduate students in CLAS about academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admission to a CLAS major.  This advisor will also be called upon to participate in various AAC programs and initiatives and to serve as a liaison to other departments and centers in the college and other offices across campus.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).  If you have any questions, contact the search committee chairperson, Roberta  Knickerbocker at

Advertised Salary:

The salary range is $46,000 to $47,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

A Master's degree is required, preferably in student personnel, higher education, counseling or related fields, along with relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted on-line at and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of 3 references. After initial review, selected applicants will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin May 5th, 2017.

Final candidates will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No.

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