Academic Advisor, Life Sciences First Year

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Academic Advisor, Life Sciences First Year

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$44,000 - $48,000

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Biological Sciences

About the Department:

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:

This full-time, 12-month professional academic advisor position involves the proactive advising of students (primarily first-year freshmen) in the Life Sciences First Year Program (LSFY). This position will be expected to become fully familiar with the requirements of the curricula within the life sciences at NC State, including but not limited to Biochemistry, Nutrition Science, and Plant Biology within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as Biological Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, and Zoology within the College of Sciences.

Additionally, this position will advise assigned students about the requirements for those curricula and monitor advisees’ progress toward fulfillment of the requirements for declaring a major and for attaining the baccalaureate degree. The position will also be expected to teach multiple course sections (primarily LSC 103) to first-year students, focusing on issues related to their transition to college and exploration of life science and related majors. The position will report to the LSFY Director.

Inclusivity and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Other Responsibilities:

The position will work closely with a team of advisors under the guidance of the Director to plan and participate in orientation, open house, and other activities intended to make students more familiar with the curricula in life sciences at NC State and the LSFY Program.

Minimum Education and Experience:

An advanced degree in biology, education, or academic counseling (or related fields) OR a baccalaureate degree in one of these areas plus at least 3 years of advising experience in higher education is required.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Strong communication ability in both written and oral format
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an advising role at the collegiate level (including with freshmen) is a definite asset.
  • Evidence of working with science or similar majors is desirable, as is a degree in a life science discipline.
  • Experience in working with students in transition and students in academic difficulty also is desirable.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should be prepared to include, with their application, a cover letter, contact Information for at least 3 references, and a Resume/CV.

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:

172201 - Biological Sciences


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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time