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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10




University of Arizona

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Position Description

The successful candidate selected for this Academic Advisor II position will serve as a frontline contact for undergraduate students for developmental academic advising to drive engagement and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. You will play a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention. Also, build formative relationships with students by interpreting information and providing clarification on procedures and academic requirements of specific programs or majors. Academic Advisors have authority to approve students' academic degree programs, including evaluating transfer credit and making exceptions to the program requirements under the auspices of their respective faculty.

It is the mission of the Department of Physiology to develop and maintain excellent programs of research and teaching in physiology, an integrative discipline that addresses questions of biological function using approaches ranging from molecular to whole-organism levels.


  • Assess individual students' stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks.
  • Evaluate use of transfer credit and determines whether or not degree requirements have been met.
  • Support students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
  • Assist undergraduate students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options.
  • Identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist student with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.
  • Counsel students on options to satisfy degree requirements.
  • Monitor students' academic progress, determine satisfactory progress toward degree, and assists students in completion.
  • Identify current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring).
  • Advise students with academic difficulty on development of an academic action plan, and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed.
  • Using University systems, maintain student files and records and advisors notes.
  • Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies that impact students' educational options.
  • Other duties as assigned (typically less than 5% of time).

Application Process

Institution Information

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Additional Information

$41,130 - $47,300 Annually

Contact Information

Dr. Claudia Stanescu

Department of Physiology

University of Arizona

Tucson Arizona


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and two or more years of experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience advising in Higher Education.