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Academic Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6




University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted:

Apr 13 2021 11:47AM

Close Date:

May 4 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor, located in our Undergraduate Studies Office, provides academic advising for students in the undergraduate mathematics program and advises new freshmen in mathematical majors daily during summer orientation.


Provide academic advising for all undergraduate math majors; serve as primary adviser for approximately 125 students. Primary personnel for monitoring and answering messages to the Mathematics Advising email account. Advise students in mathematical majors during summer orientation. Field questions from students and parents about the math placement exam. Provide math placement advising to students in any major. Advise students dropping to a lower math course. Assist with other undergraduate office advising tasks as needed. Check freshman midterm grades and apply advising holds as needed. Participate in college recruiting and outreach activities on behalf of the department. Meet with families during Orange & Blue Days and Admitted Student Days; provide a presentation or a Q&A with families of prospective or admitted students. Organize and train a group of undergraduates to represent the department at special events. Other duties as assigned

Application Process

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at, then directly apply to our position being sure to upload your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Institution Information

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Additional Information

The Academic Advisor position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-6747. For further information on this specific position please contact Emily Lange at


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related field. Two years' professional work experience in a student or education related area.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Mathematics or a quantitative field, or professional experience in a quantitative job highly desired.