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CBEE Undergraduate Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering


Oregon State University

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Position Description

The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) invites applications for an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head and Dean.The Academic Advisor is responsible for advising chemical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering undergraduate students in the School of CBEE regarding curriculum and program requirements. This position will provide guidance to staff responsible for support of the advising office, working in conjunction with the other CBEE advising staff. This will enhance the accuracy of student advising and curricula consistency at the pre-engineering and professional engineering levels thus fulfilling the mission of the department to graduate well rounded, “work-ready” individuals. The Academic Advisor is empowered to mentor and guide students through achieving their personal, professional, and educational goals by helping them to develop academic plans for success. The Academic Advisor represents the School and College at recruitment, orientation and retention events, and provides appropriate School, College and University information to prospective students. The Academic Advisor is also responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and educational team members, career explorations and integrative academic/career advising, MECOP program support, early warning/intrusive advising, and working with students in academic difficulty. Innovation, positive thinking, and program expansion should be considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.Typical schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00a-5:00p. This position may require occasional evenings and weekends for special events and programs.


75% Advising

  • Advise undergraduate, transfer, non-degree seeking, and post-baccalaureate students in CBEE’s three major programs.
  • Maintain accurate electronic notes and records of students’ progress in MyDegrees, utilizing the Planner function for up to at least one year curriculum planning.
  • Maintain updated advising checklists and update advising records each term. Meet with prospective students and parents to explain curriculum options and requirements.
  • Review students’ academic progress; resolve problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites; devise appropriate plans for success.
  • Assist the College of Engineering (COE) with student orientation, advising and registration program (START) and CONNECT sessions for the School as needed.

25% Student Services & Program Support

  • Review and provide input to the Head Advisor for decisions on professional engineering program applications for admissibility, academic status, and graduation audits to determine graduation standing.
  • Maintain current Undergraduate Advising Guide information.
  • Work with other engineering programs to maintain current information and flow charts. Provide data as needed to CBEE Administration in support of decisions and other relative information related to the CBEE undergraduate program.
  • Represent CBEE at COE Head Advisors meetings and provide input for decisions regarding COE policies regarding academic regulations, college-wide orientation sessions and courses, and professional school application processes.
  • Provide input on program level decisions regarding students’ requests for exceptions to College of Engineering (COE), School and program rules which include overrides and petitions.

Application Process

Institution Information

Located in Corvallis, OR, Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 15 experiment stations, 35 Extension offices, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Elisha Brackett,


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.Ability to work effectively with students and keep accurate student records
  • Excellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to prioritize duties and navigate in a fast-paced environment, problem solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and to work within a team.
  • Life experience, education, and/or training that broadens capacity to build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community, centered on student success.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in student services administration, career counseling, education, engineering, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and experience using student data software (such as Ellucian Banner, Core, SIS+ PeopleSoft, etc) and office support software (such as Excel, Power Point, Word, MS Access, Adobe Acrobat, etc.).
  • Experience in a student services role within a university setting.