Academic Advisor - Computer Science (134824)

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Academic Advisor

Department of Computer Science

The Grainger College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Computer Science is accepting applications for the position of Academic Advisor. This position will meet with and advise undergraduate students in a drop-in setting for current Computer Science (CS) majors, prospective CS majors, CS minors, and answer general CS-related questions. Additionally, this position will work with incoming students during summer registration.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Academic Advising:

  • Provide timely and accurate academic advising and support to a diverse group of undergraduate students having questions and concerns about CS programs and courses. Advice given should be formulated with a holistic view of the student’s goals and interests.
  • Make good judgments based on individual circumstances while maintaining equity, objectivity, and consistency, working within the framework of policy guidelines, consulting with senior personnel or other relevant offices on campus when necessary.
  • Make referrals to appropriate campus and academic support and resources, extracurricular activities, workshops and trainings, and other services within and outside the School based on the unique interests and needs of each student.
  • Provide main support during drop-in advising hours in coordination with the office, adapting during peak demand times to meet the high student demand, while coordinating with the other undergraduate advisors. This will be during express advising situations.
  • Provide summer registration support to a roster of students either through online or on campus meetings.
  • Maintain the advising Piazza and undergrad departmental email. Post/respond as needed and refer questions to other advising staff when necessary.
  • Use programs such as Banner, my.cs record system and DARS to develop a more detailed view of students’ backgrounds to assist in giving accurate, personalized advice.


  • Work as part of the student affairs team to make decisions based on policies, procedures, and individual student circumstances.
  • Review, monitor, and maintain accurate student records based on academic performance and student progress towards degree requirements, and submit information needed to update student records.
  • Participate in staff, committee, and other meetings as assigned.

Student Engagement, Support and Outreach:

  • Assist by giving support with on and off campus student recruitment and admissions efforts.
  • Assist with current efforts of outreach and in-reach on behalf of the CS department.

Assume additional appropriate advising duties to further the mission of the Department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least two years of experience with higher education student services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Direct undergraduate student advising experience and/or an understanding of university, college, and department procedures related to the administration of undergraduate programs.

The Academic Advisor position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by January 26, 2021. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Denise Corray ([email protected]).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

College Name or Administrative Unit:The Grainger College of Engineering Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Academic Advisor - Computer Science (134824) Open Date:01/05/2021 Close Date:01/26/2021 Organization Name:Computer Science




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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 1/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time