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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Haslam College of Business


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Aug 19 2021 9:07AM

Close Date:

Oct 19 2021

Position Description

The Haslam College of Business (HCB) Undergraduate Programs Office provides comprehensive academic advising services for approximately 5600 undergraduate students. The college has a collaborative advising team focused on assisting students in developing and implementing sound educational plans consistent with their values and academic and career goals. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s strategic advising plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning.


The academic advisor will serve as a member of HCB undergraduate team. The advisor will collaborate with students to co-create educational plans in ways that are consistent with their aspirations, interests, strengths, and values- preparing them for a life of learning in a diverse and global society. The academic advisor will support students as they transition at various points throughout their academic careers at UT which include:
• self- exploration that focuses on strengths, interests, and values
• major and career exploration
• identification of co-curricular, career and experience learning, and leadership opportunities to support both academic and professional development, and
• selection of major and development of an academic plan that aligns with strengths, aspirations, and abilities The academic advisor has the responsibility to advise undergraduate HCB students promoting retention and graduation. The academic advisor supports all services related to new student and transfer orientation advising sessions, conducts academic probation interventions, and teach sections of the Haslam freshman seminar, BUAD 100. The academic advisor position responsibilities are grounded in best practices as outlined in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Academic Advisor Career Path. A person holding this position will be expected to create professional development plans with their supervisor that will include advancement on the Career Path.

Application Process

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Institution Information

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university guided by its VolVision 2020 strategic plan, it is committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. The university values seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and globally and embracing the responsible stewardship of resources. A critical component of the VolVision 2020 strategic plan is the transformation of academic advising to a model that focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning.

Additional Information

Needed Competencies/Qualifications Knowledge of university policy, procedure, and curricular information. Knowledge of Tennessee state licensing requirements. Knowledge/proficiency of Microsoft Office suite, Banner, Navigate, and Canvas. Strong written, oral communication, and organizational skills. Ability to multi-task. Ability to relate effectively to students, faculty, support staff, alumni, and parents in an academic advising capacity.

Contact Information

Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Katie McCay, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Haslam College of Business


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree or documentation the degree is attainable within one academic term of employment
• Requires experience working with students in a college or university setting.
• Experience advising, mentoring, or academic coaching undergraduate students.
• Candidates must have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Experience:
• Experience advising veterans, international, and re-entry adult students.
• Experience conducting freshmen and/or transfer orientations.
• Experience working in a team-oriented environment and collaborates with campus partners.