Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Engineering


Oregon State University

Date Posted:

Mar 26 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

April 21 2019

Position Description

The College of Engineering (COE) is seeking one or more highly qualified academic advisors to provide engineering students with advising support including but not limited to orientation, academic success strategies, career planning, course programming, and degree completion. These are full-time, 1.0 FTE, fixed-term professional faculty positions. Renewal is at the discretion of the School Head (for advisors placed in a COE school) or the Assistant Dean (for first-year advisors). Positions will have primary responsibility for academic advising in either our centralized first-year model or within one of the College of Engineering schools, in addition to supporting the College in one or more of the following areas: assessment of advising, career explorations and integrative academic/career advising, early warning/intrusive advising, international student advising, COE living and learning community, and working with students in academic difficulty. The advisor monitors student progress and suggests corrective action when the student encounters academic difficulty. The advisor coordinates with other University departments regarding undergraduate academic courses that support degree programs. The advisor is a source of information for prospective students, and actively recruits students through participation in various University and College sponsored orientations and events. The advisor also works with student information systems and various data files and sources and prepares a wide variety of reports using multiple databases and spreadsheets. The advisor keeps abreast of University and College policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to assist students in meeting academic requirements. The advisor may assume a leadership role that supports academic programs and special projects. All positions support the primary mission of the University, the College of Engineering, and academic services.


70%- Direct advising to engineering students (undergraduate) Monitor academic progress of up to 300 engineering students. Assist students with academic program planning, course selection and registration, resource connections, and exploration of experiential learning opportunities. Provide advising that helps students connect their skills, abilities, and interests with their academic and career goals. Provide intrusive advising for students experiencing academic difficulty.

20%- Administrative advising duties Advisor will be assigned specific areas to coordinate related to advising and student services in a specialty area. (I.e.- assessment of advising, early alert, living learning communities, orientations, internships, international, etc.)

10%- Records, Data Management, Other duties Maintain accurate electronic notes and records of students’ progress in MyDegrees system, attends regular staff meetings, participate in campus-wide committees tied with academic advising or specialty areas.

Application Process

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 7, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. Apply at

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as ‘Professional References’ if not included with your resume/vitae). 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

Institution Information

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Additional Information

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU STANDARD576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

Contact Information

Brett Jeter


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a STEM discipline, Education, or closely related field
  • Competency and/or experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Outstanding demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employers, students, staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally in front of small and large groups and to provide workshops, trainings and outreach programs
  • Experience in academic advising, admissions counseling, academic support programs or a combination of those areas with another student contact area
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, email, databases, and presentation software
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Employment as a professional academic advisor in a college of university setting for two or more years
  • Professional experience assisting international students
  • Knowledge of student development theory and intrusive advising strategies
  • Masters degree in College Administration, Education, or STEM field