The Academic Advisor will provide academic advising for students applying to and admitted to the undergraduate Psychology major.
• Advising duties include academic and career counseling in one-on-one, group and online settings.
• Teaching responsibilities involve both in-class and online courses, including experiential learning and independent study in psychology and first year and advanced-student seminars for psychology majors.
• Advisors may be asked to develop new courses, curricula and learning assessments to enhance and evaluate student learning and integrate new technology-based learning tools.
• Administrative duties include scheduling, managing projects, planning undergraduate program events and commencement ceremonies, leading new student orientations for prospective, incoming and transfer students, and conducting academic audits for entrance to the major, gateway requirements and graduation clearance.
For best consideration, please apply through eTerp by June 10, 2022. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Letters of reference are not required but are encouraged.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Ability to act as an advocate for students and the University
• Ability to encourage and empower undergraduate students
• Knowledge of academic policies and procedures in a higher education setting
• Knowledge and understanding of higher education, student development and academic advising
• Ability to communicate effectively and work effectively as a member of the advising team
• Familiarity with advising software (Advise on the Web, SIS, U-Achieve, etc.) preferred
• Strong attention to detail, organizational and multitasking skills are essential
• Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Lori Kader, Associate Director Undergraduate Studies in Psychology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
A bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years professional experience advising students in a higher education environment is required; master’s degree is preferred. Degree preferred in Counseling/Psychology/Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs or a related field Experience in higher education advising, or counseling is preferred. Candidates must have exceptional oral and written communication skills and have demonstrated excellence in developing and maintaining supportive relationships with students, coworkers, administrators, and faculty members.
Special consideration will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in psychology or a related discipline and experience with the academic requirements and administrative policies of the University of Maryland, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Department of Psychology. Teaching experience with student evaluations that demonstrate a dedication to student learning and evidence-based pedagogy also is desired. Experience with career advising/counseling is preferred.