Job Positions

Academic Advisor 3

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


College of the Liberal Arts


The Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted:

Jul 10 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

September 10 2020

Position Description

As a unit of the College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Liberal Arts Undergraduate Advising holistically supports students to design plans that incorporate academic, career and personal goals while meeting the standards of the undergraduate degree and providing a framework upon which students can develop intellectually, socially, and professionally. Liberal Arts Advisers are committed to embracing the diverse backgrounds from which students come and fostering an environment of inclusion and belonging. Through promoting co-curricular engagement, fostering creativity and encouraging engaged citizenship, Liberal Arts Advisers support students in defining success for themselves and making meaning of their experiences.


Liberal Arts Advising is seeking someone who is committed to the values of The College of the Liberal Arts – communication, critical thinking, ethical leadership, and global awareness – to provide academic advising to undergraduate Liberal Arts students and students in other Colleges interested in entering the College of the Liberal Arts.
Responsibilities include:
• Advising students on academic policies and procedures, monitoring degree progress and maintaining confidentiality of student records.
• Serving as first point of contact for faculty and staff in departments for assigned major(s) and consulting with Department Heads and Undergraduate Officers on departmental initiatives.
• Collaborating with colleagues in Advising, throughout the College and across Penn State as needed to further unit goals.
• Participating in College and University programs including undergraduate orientation, recruitment events and other initiatives.
• Contributing to advising committees and/or working groups related to areas that may include student success, diversity and inclusion, assessment and evaluation, academic policies and/or staff development.
• Representing the College at on- and off-campus events and programs that may require occasional weekend and evening hours.

Application Process

Apply online at

Institution Information

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Additional Information

Review of Applications will begin July 13, 2020.

Contact Information

Nicole Force (


Required Qualifications


Requires a master’s degree or higher plus two year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion 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, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Additional competencies expected from the successful candidate include the ability to communicate effectively, pay attention to detail, work independently and as part of a team, efficiently manage time, balance multiple responsibilities and adapt to change.