Job description


Job no: 100435-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

This position serves as one of three academic advisors in the Department of Economics, a large department with 1,200 undergraduate majors, 200+ MS students, and 130+ PhD students, along with 35 faculty, 13 teaching staff and 18 support staff with an annual budget of $15+ million. This advisor will serve the undergraduate population and represent the department at SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration), campus committees as well as professional related workshops.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors degree required. Masters degree in counseling, education, economics, or related degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of one year of experience working with students in a higher education setting required. Experience in academic advising is highly preferred; experience in counseling or student services in a higher education environment may be substituted. Strong communication skills (written, oral and electronic). Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, campus colleagues, and prospective students.

Additional Information:

This is a professional position providing academic advising and associated student services. The ability to be sensitive to the educational needs of a variety of undergraduate students in the advisor/advisee role is essential. The position requires a high level of attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent public speaking skills for large and small group audiences, as well as be available for occasional evening events of the department and the university. The ability to effectively use information systems and technology resources in student services delivery is expected. Knowledge of (or the ability to learn) PeopleSoft (SIS), DARS, Starfish, WiscCal, RADAR, databases, spreadsheets and report generation is essential.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $34,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into an Associate Advisor, Advisor, or Senior Advisor title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Alicia Bingen, [email protected] or (608) 262-8762

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Alicia Bingen
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Sep 11 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Sep 25 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/13/2019
Application Due: 9/25/2019
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