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Advisor 1

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Industrial & Systems Engineering


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Jun 28 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until filled


Position Description

The Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for vibrant, dynamic individuals interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) has an innovative and collaborative advising team focused on undergraduate student success, supporting transition to college life, and each student’s undergraduate Volunteer journey. The TCE is adding professional academic advisors to every major to collaborate with faculty mentors toward the retention and graduation of undergraduate Engineering students. 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 Advising 2020 strategic plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning.


Reporting to the Director of Engineering Advising for the Tickle College of Engineering, the Academic Advisor will serve as a member in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department. 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 Tickle College of Engineering students promoting retention and graduation. The Academic Advisor supports all services related to new student and transfer orientation advising sessions and conducts academic probation interventions, along with study abroad and co-op education academic advising appointments. 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

For full consideration, applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and the name, address, email, and phone number of three professional references to the Human Resources online Taleo System

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. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. 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.

Contact Information

Human Resources UTK online Taleo System


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, college student development, or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and student learning / development theories applied to practice.
  • Requires experience working with students in a college or university setting.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Experience:

  • Experience teaching a first-year seminar or similar student development course.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment and collaborates with campus partners.
  • Experience advising Engineering students.
  • Experience advising veterans, international, and re-entry adult students.
  • Experience conducting freshmen and/or transfer orientations and teaching First Year Studies course or equivalent Knowledge

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate change.
  • Administrative and organizational skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practice - MS Word, Excel, Student Information Systems, Degree Audits, Internet/On-line Resources and Support.