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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


University Honors Program


Miami University

Date Posted:

Jul 12 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

University Honors Program (UHP): Academic Advisor to advise a cohort of Honors students by providing regular and timely advice and assistance in meeting Honors requirements through coursework and other high-impact educational experiences.


  • Provide programmatic advising and support to undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (UHP) as described in the UHP Advising Plan.
  • Counsel students on proposing course extension and co-/extra-curricular Honors Experiences; evaluate and approve Honors Experience proposals; monitor completion of the proposed experience; and evaluate the final Honors Experience reflection.
  • Counsel students on proposing Honors with Distinction projects; evaluate and approve Honors with Distinction project proposals; monitor completion of the proposed project; evaluate and approve completed Honors with Distinction projects.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and/or assessment of programs relating to specific student populations, such as: new students (orientation programs), University Studies (undeclared majors), transfer, and prospective students.
  • Collaborate with one or more UASP faculty coordinators to develop programming.
  • Participate in high ability student recruitment and yield events by representing the University Honors Program to prospective students and their families.
  • Teach a first-year experience course (UNV 101: I am Miami) as needed.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and other professional advisors across the University.
  • Participate on committees, intra-office working groups, or special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume to Direct inquiries to Shannon Schweitzer at Review of applications begins on July 26, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Institution Information

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Contact Information

Shannon Schweitzer at


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree earned by date of appointment
  • At least 12 months of advising or student affairs experience in a university or college setting. Relevant experience gained during a related graduate program may apply.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, college student personnel, or related field
  • Experience working with high ability students and/or honors programs
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Understanding of the purpose and advantages of a liberal arts education
  • Excellent organization, technological and collaborative skills
  • Experience with tools such as Banner, U.Achieve, and Student Success Collaborative (Campus).