Academic Advisor

Raleigh, NC
Jun 12, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00065219

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: Advising of undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences is handled by a team of professional advisors and faculty members, under the guidance of the Coordinator of Advising and the Assistant Department Head. Academic advising in the department involves regular one-on-one meetings, small-group meetings, workshops, and recruitment events. Professional advisors also offer departmental walk-in advising, participate in departmental events, teach orientation and professional development courses, and support undergraduate programs in other ways. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, and Zoology as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. This full-time 9 month professional academic advisor will advise majors (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) in the Department of Biological Sciences, including transfer students. The advisor will teach 1-2 sections each term of BSC 303 Transfer Student Transitions, and support the proactive advising model for new transfer students in the department. The advisor in this position must become fully familiar with the requirements of undergraduate curricula in this department and related curricula on campus, advise students about meeting departmental curricular requirements, monitor advisees' progress towards degree, encourage advisees to use resources available on campus and in the community to enhance their education, and effectively communicate with students through various media. This advisor is also expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of the professions and vocations for which life science degrees are a satisfactory preparation, and to serve as a knowledgeable resource to advisees as they prepare for such careers.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in life sciences (or related discipline), education, counseling, or similar relevant field. Some experience with advising at the college level.

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: Undergraduate or advanced degree in the life sciences. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to working with a team of advisors, staff, and faculty. Experience advising and teaching college students.

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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