Academic Advisor - Crop and Soil Sciences

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Academic Advisor - Crop and Soil Sciences

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Crop and Soil Sciences

About the Department:

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department’s mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Essential Job Duties:

The Academic Advisor provides advising, support, and instruction. In addition, the position serves as the leader of the student success team, assists with training and supporting academic advisors, and leads undergraduate recruitment efforts. This position is primarily an academic advisor but will also hold the rank of Lecturer.

The Academic Advisor will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Advise both freshmen and transfer students in their first year in the Department in a developmentally appropriate way. This responsibility will require the advisor to be comfortable with a proactive style of advising and coordination of additional support and programs for at-risk populations.


  • Work collaboratively to develop appropriate academic and co-curricular programming for Crop and Soil Science students with the goal of supporting student success and development. Effectively assesses the performance of programming and events and shares that data with key stakeholders.


  • Assist with training and supporting the faculty academic advisors in the department. Responsible for advising operations in the absence of the Director of Undergraduate Programs.
  • Provide additional support as needed for student success initiatives (i.e. academic coaching, liaison with tutoring centers across campus, etc.).
  • Provide assistance with programmatic assessment initiatives.


  • Serve as the liaison and departmental coordinator for Summer START students, Spring Connect students, PackTrac students, New Student Orientation, and Exploratory Studies.

Outreach and Service:

  • Work collaboratively with university and community college partners to support the internal and external transfer process. Serve as a liaison to the North Carolina Community College system for all matters related to Crop and Soil Sciences.
  • Work with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Recruiter to support recruitment efforts, including Spend-A-Day at State, Howl with CALS, Open House, and yield events such as Experience NC State. Some requirements of the position will require attendance at occasional evening and/or weekend events (i.e. New Student Orientation, Open House).


  • Serve as the lead instructor for CSSC 290: Professional Development in Crop and Soil Sciences.
  • Assist with curriculum design, course implementation, and assessment as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

Actively seek professional development opportunities to maintain and improve knowledge and expertise in advising, teaching, diversity, technology for advising and teaching, and specialty areas. Complete any required training(s) in a timely manner. Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Undergraduate Programs.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
  • Demonstrated success in working in a higher education environment.
  • Previous experience with teaching and curriculum development for a first year seminar course.

Other Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in working in a higher education environment, preferably in academics or student affairs.
  • Experience in advising at a university level, experience with university level student recruitment.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • NC Driver’s License of the ability to obtain one with in 60 days of hire.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three (3) professional 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:

110901 - Crop and Soil 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: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time