Job Positions

Academic Advisor / Lecturer

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Biological Sciences


Northern Kentucky University

Date Posted:

Dec 16 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Priority Application Deadline January 13, 2020. Applicant screening will begin on January 13, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

Position Description

This is primarily an academic advisor position. The individual hired may teach up to 2 courses per semester during the academic year, depending on advising loads and expertise. More information about the program can be found in the web page These are academic year appointments with some summer orientation and advising duties covered by a separate stipend.


Academic Advisors in the NKU College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences advise students in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Neuroscience majors. In addition, participation in orientation and recruiting events, advising luncheons, and NKU Master Advisor training is required. A commitment to work effectively with diverse student populations and first generation students is required. Candidates should expect to work in a fast-paced environment; learn and communicate continually changing and detailed information and maintain accurate, up-to-date student records for a large caseload. This position requires collaboration with advisors, faculty, and success partners on campus to create a welcoming and supportive network for students.

Application Process
Academic Advisor/Lecturer Posting Number 2019F448
Screening of applications will begin January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/statement of interest that includes the candidate’s personal philosophies on advising and teaching and on the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity in higher education and advising, transcripts, and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references. Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Institution Information

Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. NKU is located in Highland Heights, KY.

Additional Information

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Contact Information

Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to Dr. Patrick Schultheis,, Chair of the Biological Sciences Department. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to NKU Human resources at or call (859) 572-5200.


Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in biology or related field is required. A commitment to work effectively with diverse student populations and first generation students is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates should:
- Have several years of experience related to academic advising
- Be familiar with advising and student management software systems
- Have a working knowledge of higher education policies and procedures that relate to student success
- Be able to articulate an understanding of student development theory
- Exhibit a strong commitment to delivery of high-quality academic advising. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and exceptional communication skills will be valued for this position.