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Academic Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


College of Public Health


University of Georgia

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Position Description

This position provides academic advisement for the College of Public Health programs in: environmental health, health promotion, disaster management, global health, health policy and management, and public health.


  • Advise students on an individual basis in planning a program of study. Troubleshoot student questions on procedures, timetables, requirements, substitutions, and deadlines for all of the majors, minors, and certificates within public health. Help students understand programs of study and comply with institutional requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain hours for walk-in students to address general questions. Allocate time for responding to student questions submitted electronically (e.g., email). Meet with prospective students. Develop and maintain advisement files and data management via UGA computer software. Communicate with the College Student Affairs Office concerning any major changes, policy updates, or university mandates.
  • Advise students during orientation and assist with college events each semester.
  • Mentor students who are having academic difficulties. Complete graduation certification checks for students within 15-25 hours of graduation.

Application Process

Institution Information

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Heather McEachern,


Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and three years of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR five years of progressively responsible work in this area; OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

Preferred Qualifications