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Senior Academic Counselor

Categories: South Central Region 7


UNT System HR


University of North Texas

Date Posted:

Aug 9 2022 2:27PM

Close Date:

Oct 21 2022

Position Description

Department Summary The College of Science at the University of North Texas consists of the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and the interdisciplinary programs Teach North Texas, BioDiscovery Institute, Advanced Environmental Research Institute, and Interdisciplinary Program in Applied and Computational Science. The college offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in science and mathematics, currently serving more than 4,000 majors. Our faculty are world-class researchers in science and mathematics, and the college faculty and staff work together to provide excellent support to our students in their academic education and professional development. The mission of the College of Science is to provide a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment for students, faculty, and staff, integrating a contemporary education in science with the pursuit of research at the forefront of the natural and mathematical sciences. The College of Science Advising Center is committed to improving student learning outcomes and student success as our student population becomes ever more diverse and adapts to a changing world. Position Overview The College of Science Advising Center at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Senior Academic Counselor to join our team.


Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide advanced academic and career advising services to students in the College of Science
  • Serves as a lead advisor in the College of Science Advising Center and may train/supervise/mentor advisors, as needed
  • Supervise retention and advising strategies related to science students, particularly with regards to college engagement and career development
  • Coordinates the first-year seminar course for COS students
  • Responsible for advising students on degree/program requirements and course scheduling.
  • Maintains and updates student status records, transcript evaluations, degree plan audits, and graduation applications.
  • Advises students regarding University requirements and individual program requirements including applicability of transfer credits in a timely and professional manner.
  • Implements student success and retention initiatives.
  • Confers with faculty or administrators with regard to academic policy issues, such as acceptable course substitutions for a particular degree.
  • Prepares and updates degree audits, student records using advising technology.
  • Receives and processes applications for graduation.
  • Partners effectively with campus resources to make appropriate referrals.
  • Develops and delivers presentations to on-campus and off-campus groups regarding procedures and program requirements.
  • Assists with graduation exercises or special events.
  • Serves as recruitment liaison and may include some travel as representative for College of Science Advising at UNT events
  • Oversee COS Ambassador program

Application Process

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Institution Information

As one of the nation’s largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to a diverse student body of approximately 38,000 students. UNT is a student-focused Tier One Public Research University with 12 colleges and schools offering 101 bachelors, 82 masters, and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. With more than 400 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics and an array of concerts presented by our world-renowned College of Music, there’s something for everyone at UNT. UNT has been named by Forbes as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 21 consecutive years, the state’s most affordable research university, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a “Best in the West” university. named Denton the 9th Best College Town in the nation.

Additional Information

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Contact Information


Required Qualifications


Master’s Degree and four years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).
  • Current knowledge of student development and counseling theory.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Strong counseling skills including career development and group facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Remains active in professional development.