Job Positions

Software Engineering Academic Advisor II

Categories: North Central Region 6


Software Engineering


Iowa State University

Date Posted:

Aug 30 2021 9:39AM

Close Date:

Sep 30 2021

Position Description

This position provides professional academic advising services. Advises current or potential students and their families concerning majors, minors, scheduling, probation, etc. Provides referrals to resources for wellbeing and support, such as academic success, counseling, or financial aid. Iowa State’s Software Engineering Program was established in 2007. As one of the earliest developed programs in the country, it continues to receive top rankings. Iowa State’s Software Engineering students interact with a diverse faculty and student body gaining expertise in computer science, engineering, and math to prepare them to design, develop, and evaluate software, configure, and install computer systems, and build and maintain software systems throughout their lifecycles. This educational preparation positions Iowa State’s Software Engineering graduates for the most in-demand technology professions. As the largest computing undergraduate major at Iowa State, the Software Engineering Program is led by a faculty director and supported by several faculty committees plus a student services team.


• Advises students concerning degree planning, academic support services, academic policy issues, graduation requirements, degree certification, degree auditing, etc.
• Assists students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements including course selections.
• Refers students to appropriate resources such as counseling, academic success, financial aid, etc.
• Interprets academic policies and procedures to support student success.
• Teaches orientation courses.
• Presents at orientation or other events.
• Participates in recruitment activities and develops materials.

Application Process

Institution Information

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Additional Information

Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942. General ISU compensation information can be found here:

Contact Information

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

* Degree in STEM, higher education, student affairs, communication, counseling or related field
* Experience advising undergraduate students
* Experience that demonstrates knowledge about Iowa State University and its policies, procedures and resources
* Experience teaching undergraduate career planning course.