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Assistant Dean of Academic Advising

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Academic Advising


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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Position Description

The Academic Advising Program (AAP) serves approximately 16,000 undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The mission of the AAP is to partner with students to create meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their career and life goals. The AAP supports a diverse population of undergraduates through an ongoing developmental journey toward graduation that empowers them to take responsibility for their education while becoming globally aware, ethical leaders. The Assistant Dean reports to a Senior Assistant Dean for one of the AAP divisions.


The Assistant Dean’s academic advising responsibilities for students in the College of Arts & Sciences include guiding and supporting students on defining their educational goals and objectives, advising students with regard to their curriculum and academic planning, helping them understand the process for selecting courses to satisfy degree requirements, and identifying challenges that may impede their academic progress. The Assistant Dean also interprets and explains complicated University policies and procedures and makes referrals to appropriate support services.In addition, their AAP divisional and departmental leadership responsibilities include addressing complex student concerns and personnel issues, developing new and innovative solutions to advising challenges, assisting with new advisor training, and providing leadership in situations that are truly exceptional and require administrative intervention. The Assistant Dean supervises advising personnel on their AAP division, including evaluating performance. All positions at this level serve on appropriate departmental and University committees, working groups and task forces, as well as represent the department at appropriate educational events.

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Institution Information

Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

Additional Information

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Contact Information

Don Jones


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in an Arts and Sciences discipline, counseling, or a related field.

Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree in an Arts and Sciences discipline, counseling, or a related field and three to five years of professional academic advising experience at the University level.

Knowledge of undergraduate curricula and higher education policies is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of a liberal arts curriculum is strongly preferred. Emphasis will be placed on working with and compassion for students, as well as demonstrated leadership skills and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Experience in a supervisory role is also preferred.