Job Positions

62402/Academic Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


University Honors Program


University of Florida

Date Posted:

Jul 28 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

August 9 2020

Position Description

As a preeminent public institution, the University of Florida has a mission to attract and yield high caliber students. The University Honors Program plays a critical role in both recruiting and fostering the success of these top achieving students. The program is home to 3300 undergraduates in all majors and colleges, with approximately ⅔ of the students interested in STEM disciplines and/or careers. In the 2019-2020 academic year, more than 11,000 students applied for approximately 700 spots in the incoming class.


This individual will serve as part of the core advising and student success team reporting to the Senior Associate Director and will serve as a liaison for several initiatives that directly support the core academic mission of the program such as admissions and orientation. Advising duties include but are not limited to meeting with prospective students and families throughout the year at admissions events, meeting with current students via appointment and express hours throughout the academic year, presenting and advising students during summer orientation (Preview), and developing other advising outreach opportunities and transition programs to best meet the needs of our students. The expected teaching assignment is 1-2 honors courses per semester, primarily focusing in the areas of first year experience and leadership / academic skill development. Opportunities to advise honors student groups, manage recruitment and transition programs and events, and other administrative responsibilities are included as part of this position. An interest in professional development is highly encouraged and supported.

Application Process

Please visit to apply for this position. This job posting closes on August 9, 2020.

Institution Information

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Additional Information

More information about the University Honors Program:

Contact Information

Melissa L. Johnson, Ph.D.


Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree in higher education administration or another directly relevant area
- At least 2 years of full-time experience in academic advising, enrollment management, or new student transitions.

Preferred Qualifications

- At least 2 years of full-time experience in academic advising, enrollment management, or new student transitions, preferably with a high achieving student population
- Teaching and/or academic presentation experience in a higher education setting