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School of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts


Oregon State University

Date Posted:

Oct 12 2021 5:42PM

Close Date:

Oct 22 2021

Position Description

The School of Public Policy (CLA) is seeking a Advisor-Academic. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The professional faculty member in this position will serve as an advisor for on-campus and E-campus students who hold majors in the School of Public Policy. The advisor will primarily assist Sociology and Public Policy majors and minors but will be trained to assist students in Economics and Political Science as needed. The advisor helps students select and plan courses as well as understand how an educational background in their major can help them achieve their educational and career goals. The advisor works with faculty and assists with enrollment management, provision of student-specific information, and annual course scheduling as needed.


90% Advising:
Serves as an undergraduate coordinator for Sociology and Public Policy Programs to provide academic advising to majors and other students taking Sociology and Public Policy courses residentially or through e-campus; this includes providing regular office hours to talk with students; understanding and applying all OSU, Liberal Arts, and program-specific policies and procedures; meeting with or otherwise communicating with prospective majors; representing Sociology and Public Policy programs at E-campus advising meetings; and communicating needs of undergraduates to the faculty as appropriate. Receives cross-training and assists with program advising in Economics and/or Political Science as necessary.

10% Service:
Assists Sociology and Public Policy faculty in the development and implementation of innovative learning opportunities for on-line undergraduate students; helps with Program course scheduling; attends Sociology and Public Policy Program meetings, represents School of Public Policy on occasional committees or task forces addressing residential and/or online education or related issues.

Application Process

Application link:
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV; and
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) Transcripts
4) Diversity Statement Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Institution Information

Oregon State University (OSU) is one of only two American Universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designations and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Additional Information

School of Public Policy website:

Contact Information

For additional information please contact:
LeAnn K. Headrick


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree
Academic advising experience. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a social science field. Experience doing academic advising online.