The University of Southern Indiana invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor for the Pott College Advising and Resource Center. This is a full-time administrative position with responsibility for serving as academic advisor to and monitoring the academic progress of students majoring in disciplines in the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education. The Advising and Resource Center seeks a collaborative individual with a dedicated student focus, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a deep knowledge of factors that increase student success.
The advisor will counsel students regarding their program curriculum and course selection and have ongoing communication with advisees regarding their progress in meeting academic and graduation goals. The advisor may also serve as an initial point of contact for prospective students. The advisor will work closely with faculty in the College. Additionally, the advisor will participate in student development programs, individual and group orientations and advising activities, College information sessions, student recruitment activities, and advisor and faculty development programs.
Candidates should apply online at www.usi.edu/jobs. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) statement of advising philosophy; (4) unofficial transcripts and (5) names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Michael “Brody” Broshears, Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts required at a later stage. For best consideration, please submit materials by March 21, 2021.
Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls over 10,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, and is host to international students from around the globe. A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men's and women's sports. Dr. Ronald S. Rochon serves as USI's fourth president.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
• One to three years’ experience in academic advising or related field at the college level preferred.
• Attentiveness to detail; strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner is required.
• Must possess strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
• Ability to interact effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels required.
• Proficient use of computers, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and e-mail required.
Master’s degree preferred.