Academic Adviser

Campus/Location:University Park CampusDate Announced:06/13/2018Date Closing:open until filledJob Number:79809Level/Salary Band:

* 03 – H – Exempt

* 04 – I – Exempt

Work Unit: Office of the PresidentDepartment:Undergraduate Education - Division of Undergraduate StudiesFull/Part Time:Full–Time


As one of the largest enrollment units for first- and second-year students at the Pennsylvania State University, the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) seeks a positive and dynamic individual to join its academic advising program. In particular, DUS seeks an individual motivated to be part of an inclusive work environment committed to helping students develop the critical decision-making skills that will enable them to identify and build meaningful academic goals for their undergraduate education at Penn State. In DUS, academic advisers routinely meet one-on-one with students to discuss their academic plans and to interpret University policies, procedures, and curricular requirements. With an advising roster of approximately 250 students, DUS advisers are expected to monitor academic progress carefully to help provide the foundation for the academic success of all students. DUS advisers also play an integral role in the delivery of academic advising at New Student Orientation. Along with working individually with students, the successful candidate may also be asked to participate in unit- and/or University-wide committees or other initiatives. The Division of Undergraduate Studies is particularly interested in individuals with a broad and comprehensive understanding of contemporary higher education and the role of academic advising in fostering equitable student outcomes. Similarly, we seek an individual who is able to manage multiple tasks while also fostering or initiating creative thinking to further grow our program and help all undergraduates reach their academic goals. Review of materials will begin July 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate hiring two individuals to join our program. Expertise in student diversity and experience in college-level academic advising and/or teaching are strongly preferred. This is a standing appointment. For more information about the Division of Undergraduate Studies see: This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.