Academic Advisor & Lecturer

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Academic Advisor & Lecturer

Anticipated Hiring Range:


Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday (Hours May Vary)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Electrical & Computer Engineering

About the Department:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has as its mission the accumulation, generation, and dissemination of knowledge in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Central to the mission is a high quality research and educational program that benefits our students, the State of North Carolina, the nation and the world. The Department acts as a focal point for development, growth and entrepreneurship. The national and international reputation of the Department facilitates future growth in areas of fundamental economic importance to the State. As one of the largest engineering departments in the College of Engineering, ECE has almost 1,900 students enrolled and has an elite faculty recognized at the highest levels.

Essential Job Duties:

General Scope of Duties:

  • The purpose of this position is to support the educational mission of the department with course scheduling and registration, recruiting and communications, teaching and undergraduate advising.
  • This position reports directly to the Coordinator of Advising (COA) and indirectly to the Associate Department Head (ADH). In addition to teaching and advising, this position assists the COA and ADH by managing the undergraduate student services office; serving as a resource on undergraduate policies for ECE faculty, staff and students; and serving as departmental scheduling officer and liaison to university scheduling and registration offices.
  • The main duties of this position are to advise the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering intended first year students and teach one or more of the following (3) courses: E101, E102 and E122 or manage an ECE lab.

Advising and Student Support (75%)

  • Serve as Advisor for approximately 200 Engineering First Year Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering intent students. Help students with their transition to a university setting. Understand the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum and be able to assist students with course selection. Develop procedures for monitoring ECE student progress.
  • Serve as the Coordinator for graduation ceremonies including staffing the ceremonies with student ambassadors, working with a committee to select the student speaker and helping prepare the student speaker.
  • Will be sole instructor for Engineering First Year classes including (E101, 102, 201 or 122) or will solely coordinate an Electrical and Computer Engineering lab such as ECE 200. Instructing will be responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and delivery of the course materials as well as evaluation of students. Lab coordination would require scheduling and managing the use of the laboratory facilities, hiring, training, and supervising student assistants for the lab sections; support the use of lab seminars and coordinate with facilities personnel.
  • Serves as the Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Ambassadors. Develops, advises and manages the Ambassador’s Program.
  • Works with Associate Department Head and Coordinator of Advising to draft course schedules and resolve conflicts. Monitors enrollments during registration and takes action to resolve problems. Assists with class time changes when rooms are not available at the desired times. Monitor class wait lists and try to add students when seats are available.
  • Manages course scheduling for Electrical and Computer Engineering courses for fall, spring and summer. Ensuring that program procedures and processes are effectively implemented. This can include enforcing prerequisites for undergraduate courses, and reviewing, signing, processing of undergraduate paperwork (schedule revision forms, course repeats, etc.).
  • Communicates by Serving as a resource on university policies and procedures for Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering undergraduates and faculty. Responsible for informing students of policies, procedures, events and opportunities through the undergraduate advising website.
  • Provides support to the Undergraduate office with regards to scholarships by allocating the funding to match the donors wishes in a fair manner based on expected graduation and GPA. Provides a list to the scholarship committee for review. Once approved, enter awards in pack assist and verify awards occurred.

Support for the Undergraduate Office (25%)

  • Assist with Undergraduate Scholarships by allocating the funding to match the donors wishes in a fair manner based on expected graduation and GPA. Provides a list to the scholarship committee for review, and will enter and monitor awards into the pack assist once approved.
  • Serves as the Electrical Computer Engineering Scheduling Officer. By managing course scheduling for Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Will with Associate Department Head and to draft course schedule and resolve conflicts. Monitors enrollments during registration and takes action to resolve problems. Assists with class time changes when rooms are not available at the desired times.
  • Preparing the office for pre registration advising, maintain student files

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (or a closely related field) plus alternative or equivalent professional training and relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
  • Experience in working with students in transition and students in academic difficulty.
  • Experience working with a student information system and familiarity with student records management, including applicable federal regulations that impact confidentiality.
  • Experience in recruiting.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in an advising role at the collegiate level (especially with first-year students).
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function well as part of a team and work effectively with faculty, students and other units on campus.
  • Ability to review and interpret policies to make independent decisions within policy guidelines.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work.

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please submit an updated CV/Resume, Cover Letter and Contact information for (3) References.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

140401 - Electrical & Computer Engr.


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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time