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Academic Advisor/Athletic Mentor (Temporary, Full-Time, AY 2019-2020(

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic and Human Development


Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Date Posted:

May 2 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until Filled

Position Description

This individual will provide comprehensive academic advising, using appropriate methodology to the following populations: student-athletes, non-athletes, liberal studies majors, Academic Exploration Program (AEP) students (undeclared), academically underprepared, academic probationary, reinstated, and readmitted students; coordinate the Athletic Academic Mentoring program; and deliver programs to augment academic advising to enhance the curricular and co-curricular experience of the student-athletes. This individual will monitor the academic performance of the student-athletes through progress reports, mid-term evaluations, and final grades; conduct and report ongoing evaluations and assessments of the Athletic Mentoring program; and participate in the assessment activities of the Academic and Human Development Department. Teaching responsibilities may include freshman seminar, career development, critical reading, and/or learning strategies. Teaching load will not exceed 25% per academic year. Through accomplishments and behaviors, the candidate must demonstrate their ability to support Mansfield University's principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service.


For full position description and requirements, including application procedures, please visit For full consideration, applications must be received by May 19, 2019. EEO Employer.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and evidence of effective teaching and advising or philosophy of teaching and advising with your application. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at Position is open until filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 19, 2019.

Institution Information

Since our beginning as the Mansfield Classical Seminary in 1857, Mansfield students have enjoyed a unique college experience. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who know their students by name have been part of our tradition for over 160 years. Our university is nestled in the Endless Mountains of northern Pennsylvania, not far from the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The natural surroundings provide a spectacular backdrop for a campus that features distinctive, historic buildings such as North Hall and Straughn Hall, as well newly constructed buildings like our suite-style residence halls. At Mansfield University, we provide our students with a welcoming environment, individualized attention, and meaningful opportunities to learn and grow within and beyond the classroom. Through the Mansfield experience, our students develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to achieve their educational and career goals.

Contact Information

Chris Cummings,


Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Relevant and significant experience in academic advising related duties within higher education. 
  • Evidence that demonstrates cultural competencies in teaching, collaboration, advising, mentoring, and/or leadership ability and commitment to developmental education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in academic advising, counseling, higher education, student support services, or developmental education from a regionally accredited university
  • Doctorate in student support services in higher education, counseling, academic advising, leadership, athletic academic advising, developmental education or related field
  • Demonstrated experience participating in, or coaching, intercollegiate sports programs
  • Strong commitment and understanding of developmental education