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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Architecture and Design


University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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Position Description

The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) seeks an individual who is disciplinary specific and passionate about helping students succeed in their academic and career goals in the Schools of Architecture and Interior Architecture. The Academic and Professional Development Advisor (Senior Advisor II) is a critical team member of the College of Architecture and Design’s Center for Student Development, supporting both the advising and teaching mission of the college. This position provides comprehensive academic advising and supports holistic student success for undergraduate students pursuing or interested in the Architecture and Interior Architecture majors as well as the minors in Architectural Studies, Interior Architecture Studies, Design Studies, and Industrial Design. Working primarily with upper-division students, this position promotes academic advising as an essential tool for academic success and as a critical component of the educational experience. Advising responsibilities include, though are not limited to, assisting students with course selection to meet academic requirements and their career goals, identifying experiential learning opportunities and programs that promote career development, and support holistic student success. The individual will work closely with internships for architecture and interior architecture students and be involved in their career development advising and opportunities. In addition to responsibilities with upper-division students, this person will also be the primary coordinator for services related to new student and transfer orientation advising sessions, student success programming, and assist with on-campus and local recruitment activities for prospective students. Additionally, this person will lead multiple sections of FYS-101 specifically geared towards beginning design students. The position will foster students’ creative, intellectual and personal development towards academic success and will interpret and advise students on policies and procedures of the University, CoAD, and the Schools. 



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The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students and is located near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. As the second smallest college on the University of Tennessee campus, the College of Architecture and Design encourages and promotes community building and benefits from small class sizes and student:professor ratios. The College is comprised of the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. Approximately 460 students are enrolled in the college’s four primary programs: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement, critical thinking and real-world experience is a college goal. Additional information about the College can be found at 

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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree. Any combination of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree where one of the two degrees is an accredited professional degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture/Design, and/or Industrial Design. 

  • Two or more years professional or academic experience, working either in a design/creative field and/or in an advising or related capacity in a college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with professional internship programs, some teaching experience in higher education, experience in mentoring, either in academia or in the profession, 
    working knowledge of academic advising practices and student development theory, advising experience in higher education in a professional curriculum, strong organizational and communication skills, working knowledge of student information systems such as DARS, BANNER, GradesFirst or related software.