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Advisor - Basic & Applied Sciences

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Requisition Number P305
Job Title Advisor - Basic & Applied Sciences
Department Basic and Applied Sciences Advising
Job Description

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for openings in Academic Advisor position in the Sciences. This position will have a particular emphasis on working with students to increase retention and completion rates through academic advising programming and initiatives. The College Advisors will work with the following groups of students: Traditional Students, Prescribed Students, Undeclared Students, Transfer Students, Pre Health Professional Science Students and Traditional Students Meta Major as defined herein. Traditional advisors will work with students from the point of matriculation to graduation. The primary role of a traditional advisor is to provide educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. The traditional advisor will monitor student progression and intervene as necessary to ensure students stay on track for graduation. The traditional advisor is responsible for the retention of the students assigned to them and will have regular contact with the students to ensure they are aware of available interventions that could help the student succeed. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate student records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress and satisfaction. The Advisor will perform related tasks and special projects as assigned. Note: a flexible work schedule is required to accommodate student requests for advising after traditional work hours.

Required Educational Qualifications and Field of Study

Master’s degree.

Required Year(s) and Type of Work Experience

No experience required with a Master’s degree. Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years of directly progressively responsible experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Preferred Year(s) and Type of Work Experience

A Master’s degree and STEM discipline background preferred. Two (2) years 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.

Certificates/ Licenses Preferred
Salary Range $31,965 - $39,370; commensurate with experience
Job Open Date 12/06/2017
Job Close Date 12/20/2017
Is this position Grant Funded? No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Category Administrative
Job Type Full Time
Skills Testing

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • MTSU Jobs
    • State Office of Employment Services
    • Diversity in Higher Education
    • Friend/Employee
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Research/Creative Activities