Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation


Eastern Illinois University

Date Posted:

Nov 20 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

December 13, 2019

Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications from enthusiastic, student-centered candidates for a full-time, 10-month Academic Advisor position.


The successful candidate will have the responsibility of advising undergraduate students in the areas of curricula, academic development, and career opportunities in the exercise science and sport management degree programs. The desired start date is February 3, 2020. Housed in the College of Health and Human Services, the Department strives to be prospective students' first choice in the Midwest to earn an undergraduate degree in the areas of exercise science, physical education teacher certification, recreation administration, and sport management.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at Applications received by December 13, 2019 will receive priority screening. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit: a) letter of application addressing qualifications, strengths, and experience relative to the responsibilities and desired qualities; b) current résumé; c) unofficial transcripts; and d) names and contact information of three professional references who can comment on professional experiences and qualifications of the candidate.

Institution Information

Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. The beautiful, 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,500 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Questions about the search process should be directed to Dr. Scott Ronspies, search committee chair at


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with experience in higher education academic advising or closely related experience. The ability to interpret and analyze academic transcripts is required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusivity are required.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills that foster professional and effective communication with a diverse student body, personnel across other departments at EIU, and other institutions.