Job Positions

Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Haslam College of Business


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Oct 25 2021 12:49PM

Close Date:

Dec 25 2021

Position Description

The Haslam College of Business (HCB) Undergraduate Programs Office provides comprehensive academic advising services for approximately 6,000 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. The Senior Academic Advisor (Advisor II) position is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff role 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 development, and experiential learning.


The primary duties of the Senior Academic Advisor (Advisor II) are:
Develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the HCB undergraduate curriculum, majors, minors and collaterals/concentrations
Guide students in the exploration of their goals, interests, strengths, values, and concerns through positive open-ended questions and intentional advising strategies
Educate students about curricular requirements, academic standards, and academic milestones related to the business degree
Collaborate with students throughout their undergraduate experience in developing academic plans that meet goals and future aspirations. Communicate effectively with assigned advisees and explain university and college academic policies and procedures
Teach students how to evaluate degree progress
Facilitate the petitioning process for students pursuing curriculum exceptions Utilize technology that supports advising practice (such as Banner, DARS, Navigate, other IT sources and internet programs, etc.)
Conduct first-year and transfer student orientation advising sessions Teach sections of BUAD 100, the first seminar in the Haslam Leaders series curriculum
Contribute to the programmatic needs of the college, through student support initiatives, program coordination, recruitment and outreach activities, campus and community partnerships, and assessment. Establish a professional development plan, in collaboration with supervisor

Application Process

For consideration, all applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references into the UT Human Resources application portal. Apply online at

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, 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. Our advising model focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning. This University-wide commitment to advising has resulted in the addition of a number of academic advisor positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Additional Information

Learn more about the Haslam College of Business at

Contact Information

For questions, please contact Katie McCay, Search Committee Chair, at


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree required
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience working full-time in academic advising or related position at the college/university level Involvement in a professional association related to academic advising/student development
Candidates must have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to relate to a diverse university community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families)
Proven written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and student development theories and approaches
Ability to utilize IT related to advising
Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to handle simultaneous projects
Ability to foster teamwork