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Academic Advisor (College of Fine Arts)

Categories: South Central Region 7


College of Fine Arts


Texas Christian University

Date Posted:

Jun 24 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Academic Advisor is responsible to support department programs by providing individual or group student advising on academic programs and curriculum; assisting students, faculty, and dean's office in obtaining desired academic outcomes.


  • Provides academic advising services to undergraduate students by conducting individual and group counseling/advising sessions.
  • Determines nature of student's situation by responding to inquiries, interviewing students, and auditing student records.
  • Recommends a course of action by advising students on progress toward degree completion; ensuring requirements are met; providing alternate strategies for “at risk” students and monitoring progress.
  • Monitors planned actions by periodic follow up; receiving, processing and maintaining required documents; maintaining databases; providing reports; and analyzing information in coordination with Dean's office.
  • Supports academic programs by suggesting time management and related academic information to students; evaluating students' academic abilities and skills; assisting students in developing academic plans.
  • Supports department programs by planning and implementing new students' orientation programs and advising activities; developing materials to enhance programs and services.
  • Coordinates advising functions by serving as a liaison between students, faculty, academic departments, and other campus services on academic curriculum issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Apply Online

Institution Information

TCU is a nationally-ranked private university where teaching is as important as research and scholarship. The 15th largest city in the U.S., Fort Worth is a thriving community of more than 800,000 who are strongly committed to the support of all the arts. TCU seeks candidates dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and professional development. We strive to make appointments that will bring academic recognition to the University and support our work to create a more diverse and inclusive campus community. TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of academic excellence in higher education.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Apply Here: PI111191536

Work Environment:

  • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
  • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
  • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate. 

Contact Information

Human Resources


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2 plus years' experience in advising/counseling students in higher education or related field, including identifying students struggling academically, or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher education or a fine-arts related field.
  • Experience with fine arts academic degree programs.
  • Knowledge to teach study skills and time management techniques.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and degree requirements.
  • Knowledge of university programs.
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques
  • Knowledge to establish and maintain databases.
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Skill in the use of PeopleSoft or equivalent data records systems.
  • Skill in effective written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to interact with students.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.