Job Positions

Academic Adviser

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Division of Undergraduate Studies


Penn State, University Park Campus

Date Posted:

Jan 11 2022 8:55AM

Close Date:

Mar 20 2022

Position Description

As one of the largest enrollment units for first- and second-year students at the Pennsylvania State University, the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) seeks a student-centered individual to join its academic advising program in a standing academic adviser position. We are looking for someone motivated to engage students in developing skills that allow them to explore and build meaningful academic goals for their undergraduate educations at Penn State. We are interested in individuals who understand a) the role of academic advising in promoting student success, b) the importance of building inclusive communities for students, c) how to leverage co-curricular involvement to aid exploration and increase students’ sense of belonging, and d) the importance of being an engaged colleague and teammate. The Division of Undergraduate Studies strives to be a collaborative and inclusive community. We embrace individual uniqueness, value the educational, institutional, and societal benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them succeed. This is a standing 12-month appointment.


The successful candidate(s), will:
- serve as the assigned academic adviser to approximately 250 students.
- develop relationships with advisees, guide their search and choice of exploratory engagement, and monitor their academic progress.
- serve as an in-person (on-campus) adviser providing individual and group advising.
- develop expertise in interpreting University policies, procedures, and curricular requirements.
- deliver academic advising at New Student Orientation between May to August annually.
- present at the unit- and University-wide recruitment and matriculation events to large numbers of students and families.
- participate in unit- and University-wide committees, projects, or initiatives.
- report to a unit director who encourages professional growth.

Application Process

For full consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter. Review of materials will begin on January 31, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply at

Institution Information

For more information about the Division of Undergraduate Studies see The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Additional Information

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Warner,, 814-865-7576


Required Qualifications

This position will be filled at a level 3 or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher-level jobs.

Preferred Qualifications

Advisers in the Division of Undergraduate Studies come from a variety of backgrounds and have varied expertise. Experiences within DUS include K-college teaching; residential life; mental-health and school counseling; and career advising. We welcome applications from all interested parties and encourage applicants with experience working with neurodiverse students or/and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to apply.