Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Pre Professional Health Science Advising Center


Middle Tennessee State University

Date Posted:

May 26 2022 10:16AM

Close Date:

Jun 24 2022

Position Description

College Advisor for Biology, Forensic Science, and Pre Professional students within those two majors.


The College of Basic and Applied Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for openings in Academic Advisor positions in the Biology Department. This position will have a particular emphasis on working with students to increase retention and completion rates through academic advising programming and initiatives; coordinate CBAS events as assigned; and provide academic guidance to students. The college Advisors will work with the following groups of students: Traditional Students, Prescribed Students, Transfer Students, Pre Health Professions Students and Traditional Students as defined herein. Traditional advisors will work with students from the point of matriculation to graduation. The primary role of a traditional advisor is to provide educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. The traditional advisor will monitor student progression and intervene as necessary to ensure students stay on track for graduation. The traditional advisor is responsible for the retention of the students assigned to them and will have regular contact with the students to ensure they are aware of available interventions that could help the student succeed. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate student records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress and satisfaction. The Advisor will perform related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is a comprehensive university that embraces its role as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's and doctoral programs. The University generates, preserves, and disseminates knowledge and innovation and uses scholarship to enhance teaching and public service. The University is committed to preparing students to thrive in their chosen professions and a changing global society. With an enrollment of about 22,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy, has been named the Princeton Review's list of the Best 385 Colleges in the U.S.. three years in a row, and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Eric Miller


Required Qualifications

Master's degree. A Bachelor's degree plus three (3) years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master's degree in a STEM discipline preferred. Two (2) years progressively responsible experience working with college students or young adults in an advising or career services counseling area in a college or university setting preferred.