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Academic Advisor I - Haslam College of Business

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Academic Advisor (Advisor I)
(Multiple Positions)
Haslam College of Business

The Haslam College of Business (HCB) Undergraduate Programs Office provides comprehensive academic advising services for approximately 7,200 undergraduate students. The college has a collaborative advising team focused on assisting students in developing and implementing sound educational plans consistent with their values and academic and career goals.

The Academic Advisor (Advisor I) position is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff role that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s strategic advising plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership development, and experiential learning.

This is an on-campus position with some hybrid/remote work schedule flexibility.


The primary duties of the Academic Advisor (Advisor I) are:

    Develop knowledge and understanding of the HCB undergraduate curriculum, majors, minors, and collaterals/concentrationsAssist students in the exploration of their goals, interests, strengths, values, and concerns through positive open-ended questions and intentional advising strategiesEducate students about curricular requirements, academic standards, and academic milestones related to the business degreeAssist students throughout their undergraduate experience in developing academic plans that meet goals and future aspirations. Communicate effectively with assigned advisees and explain university and college academic policies and proceduresTeach students how to evaluate degree progressRefer students to college and campus resources, programs, and support systems that promote academic success, career development, experience learning, and engagementFacilitate the petitioning process for students pursuing curriculum exceptionsUtilize technology that supports advising practice (such as Banner, DARS, Navigate, other IT sources and internet programs, etc.)Conduct first-year and transfer student orientation advising sessionsTeach sections of BUAD 100, a seminar course in the Haslam Leaders series curriculum, designed for first-time freshmenEstablish a professional development plan, in collaboration with supervisor
Required Qualifications:

    Master’s degree (or degree can be earned within one academic term of employment)Experience working with students in a college or university settingExperience in advising, student development, mentoring, or academic coachingCandidates must have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

    Ability to relate to a diverse university community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families)Strong written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated ability to successfully navigate changeAbility to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practiceOrganizational skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects
Application Process:

For consideration, all applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three references into the UT Human Resources application portal.

Finalists for this position may be asked to provide information about investigations and findings related to sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assaults, dating/domestic violence, and stalking during their current or immediately previous employment (if not currently employed).

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Hcb Undergrad Program
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 2, 2024, 7:07:50 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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