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Academic Advisor - College of Education

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: College of Education

Job Title

Academic Advisor - College of Education


Education Advising


$43,888-$51,870; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor with the intent to assist the student in developing meaningful educational experiences consistent with personal interests, values, and abilities. Effective academic advising also helps the student utilize the extensive network of academic support services available on campus, and empowers the student to realize the full undergraduate experience at Middle Tennessee State University. Academic advisors provide academic assistance and individualized attention to promote each student's success at Middle Tennessee State University by sharing knowledge, experience and insight that is beneficial to the student. The advisor's role is to help the student evaluate and realize educational and career options. This requires the advisor to:
• approve the student's academic program of study
• provide accurate and consistent information
• clarify program requirements, policies and procedures
• assist the student in identifying appropriate institutional resources
• facilitate relationships between the student and other individuals on campus who may provide assistance
• uphold the academic standards of the institution

This position reports to the Academic Advising Manager for the college or another appropriate administrator. This is a professional, non-instructional advising position supporting an academic department, college, and office of student success. This position requires considerable contact with students and, therefore, requires extensive communication skills. Academic Advisors are expected to possess extensive knowledge about academic programs, policies, procedures, and student support services within the scope of their responsibilities. They must be able to interpret student needs and provide individualized service and assistance while maintaining confidentiality.
The Advisor must maintain accurate and confidential records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress. Academic Advisors will participate in orientation sessions and recruiting events, some of which will involve occasional evenings, overnight trips, and weekend hours. Related tasks may be assigned and participation in professional development will be expected.

Required Education

Master's degree. Note: A Bachelor's degree plus three (3) years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.

Required Related Experience

No experience required with a Master's degree

Required License/Registration/Certification


Desirable Related Experience

Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience working with college students or young adults in an advising or career services counseling area in a college or university setting preferred. Knowledge of NACADA core competencies, best practices, and ethical standards.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required


MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: July 19, 2024

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