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Advisor Positions

General Position Descriptions

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for vibrant, dynamic individuals interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The university has an innovative and collaborative advising team focused on undergraduate student success, supporting transition to college life, and each student’s undergraduate Volunteer journey.  We are adding professional academic advisors to every major to collaborate with faculty mentors toward the retention and graduation of undergraduate students.  These are exempt, 12 month, full time, non-tenure track staff positions that provide an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s Advising 2020 strategic plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning.

Reporting to the Director of Advising for the college, the Academic Advisor will serve as a member of a univeristy-wide advising team.  The Advisor will collaborate with students to co-create educational plans in ways that are consistent with their aspirations, interests, strengths, and values- preparing them for a life of learning in a diverse and global society.  The Academic Advisor will support students as they transition at various points throughout their academic careers at UT which include:

  • self- exploration that focuses on strengths, interests, and values,
  • major and career exploration,
  • identification of co-curricular, career and experience learning, and leadership opportunities to support both academic and professional development, and
  • selection of major and development of an academic plan that aligns with strengths, aspirations, and abilities.
Position Required Qualifications and Experience Desired Experience
Academic Advisor I: Academic Advisor
  • Master’s degree in higher education, college student development, or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and student learning / development theories applied to practice.
  • Requires experience working with students in a college or university setting.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Experience teaching a first-year seminar or similar student development course.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment and collaborates with campus partners.
  • Experience advising veterans, international, and re-entry adult students.
Academic Advisor II: Senior Academic Advisor
  • Master’s degree in higher education, college student development, or related field.
  • Requires two or more years of full-time, professional experience working in an academic advisor position in a college or university setting.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and student learning / development theories applied to practice.
  • Experience teaching a first-year seminar or similar student development course.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment and collaborates with faculty and campus partners.
  • Experience advising students at all levels (freshmen through seniors).
  • Experience advising veterans, international, and re-entry adult students.
  • Experience conducting assessments and implementation of improvements.
  • Experience conducting freshmen and /or transfer orientations.

 

Current open positions including college-specific description and requirements may be viewed at the link below.

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Location – Knoxville

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