Job Positions

Academic Advising Director for a residential complex

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Undergraduate Advising and Research



Date Posted:


Close Date

April 30, 2015

Position Description 
We seek two Academic Advising Directors.
Academic Advising Directors (AADs) hold professional academic advising positions in Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE). With offices in undergraduate residences, AADs have direct oversight of the academic advising and progress toward degree of all undergraduates in assigned residential complex(es) with an emphasis on freshmen and sophomores. AADs identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues for students, using expert knowledge of advising and University policy, as well as independent judgment. If desired, AADs may pursue limited teaching opportunities, subject to the approval of their supervisor, Human Resources and University policies on non-faculty teaching. 

-Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including academic progress and policies, in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
-Manage resources and provide consulting advice for volunteer faculty and staff Pre-Major Advisors associated with the residential complex(es).
-Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities; act as subject matter expert in a specialized field when guiding and reviewing UAR grants.
-Develop and implement programming on academic opportunities in the assigned residential complex(es).

Application Process
If you’re ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online:
•Click on Job Search
•Enter 66304 in the Keyword Search field

Institutional Information
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Contact Information
Kirsti Copeland


Required Qualifications 
-Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience, required. 

Preferred Qualifications 
-Ph.D. in a discipline taught to undergraduates at Stanford strongly preferred. Applicants with Ph.D.s in Engineering, Quantitative Social Sciences, or Physical Sciences are especially encouraged.
-Three years teaching, advising, and/or conducting research after conferral of Ph.D. preferred.