Job Positions

Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Support

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Office for Undergraduate Education


Emory University

Date Posted:

Jun 15 2021 7:59AM

Close Date:

Aug 15 2021

Position Description

The Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Support is part of a leadership team in the Office for Undergraduate Education. This group is responsible for supporting student academic success and partnering with faculty to offer academic programs and services. The Office for Undergraduate Education supports and advises the Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences on issues related to undergraduate education. Emory College of Arts and Sciences has about 5600 students, and is one of four undergraduate schools in Emory University. Emory College of Arts and Sciences is currently moving from a system of primarily faculty advisors, to a mixed system of staff and faculty advisors. Staff advisors in OUE are assigned to new students, and remain with the same students through four years. Faculty are the advisors of record for students in their majors and minors. In addition, there are specialized advisors in Pre-Health Advising associated with the advising group. There are specialized advisors for study abroad and national scholarships and fellowships who are not part of the advising group, but collaborate when appropriate.


• Overseeing programs providing academic advising and support to undergraduate students in Emory College of Arts and Sciences
• Working with students and faculty on issues affecting students’ academic performance, and serving as a College liaison to other University offices, including the Department of Accessibility Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Case Management and Intervention Services
• Work with their partner Dean to implement and develop new advising system
• Receive referrals from advisors of difficult cases when those cases require the involvement of a Dean
• Oversee staff providing academic support and advising, the team working on progress and graduation, the office of Pre-Health Advising
• Support programs that include peer tutoring, academic coaching, supplemental instruction programs (in concert with departments), and learning specialists who work with students on probation and with other special needs
• Work with the academic support group to identify students on probation and those excluded for a semester or more, and to notify these students of their status
• Work with the whole advising and support group to design and carry out proactive advising with students who are struggling

Application Process

Institution Information

Division: Emory College of Arts and Sciences Department: ECAS: Office for Undergraduate Education Job Category: Executive Leadership Location: Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor-Atlanta, GA NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employees.

Additional Information

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Contact Information

Denese Jester Senior HR Associate


Required Qualifications

• PhD or a comparable terminal degree
• At least 3 years of administrative experience in a university setting, preferably in an academic affairs office
• Experience supervising and mentoring staff

Preferred Qualifications

• Candidates must have an interest and record of supporting and mentoring students, and experience supporting student success
• Effective working in a team to achieve academic goals
• Effective working with students, faculty and parents
• Familiarity with national conversations about academic support and advising
• Good communication and interpersonal skills