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Academic Adviser

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


The College of Engineering


The Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted:

Aug 9 2021 9:42AM

Close Date:

Oct 9 2021

Position Description

The College of Engineering Advising Center within the College of Engineering at University Park, is an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative team that fosters networks of resources, guidance, and direction to students. We are seeking an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative individual to join our team in providing academic advising to pre-major engineering students.


This position is responsible for serving students in navigating their unique learning experiences and helping them to determine priorities for their resource needs. This individual will advise students about academic programs; assess other needs and make professional referrals; maintain and ensure confidentiality of student records; guide students in course selection and scheduling; resolve academic problems escalating unusual matters; and identify and monitor academic progress. This individual will participate in various college programs such as New Student Orientation, Accepted Student Programs, Spend A Summer Day, Major Nights, and group advising presentations. This position requires interaction with students, parents, faculty, and various college staff members. This individual may also serve as a mentor to newly hired academic advisers and/or coordinate advising training and development.

Application Process Search for position number: REQ_0000015603

Institution Information

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

Additional Information

There’s a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world’s universities. Across 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 40,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom – it’s the positive impact made on communities across the world. Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. And across the world is a community of Penn Staters – more than half a million strong – driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities. At Penn State, passion is met with collaboration in an environment that is rooted in shared pride for the accomplishments of our fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Penn Staters cheer each other on to build a culture committed to service and engagement. Our University values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State. Our values are as follows; Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

This position will be filled as a level 2 or level 3 depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. A Level 2 typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, and a Level 3 typically requires a Masters' degree or higher and two plus years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Typically requires a Masters' degree or higher and two plus years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.