Job Positions

Undergraduate Advisor (68166)

Categories: Southeast Region 4


School of Art + Art History


University of Florida

Date Posted:

Dec 18 2020 10:06AM

Close Date:

Jan 25 2021

Position Description

Position: Full-time, 12 month, promotion accruing faculty
Date of Expected Hire: Flexible with intent to hire by May 2021
Salary: Competitive and negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Eligible for comprehensive benefits package. The University of Florida (UF) is accepting applications for an academic advisor position in the School of Art and Art History. This dynamic position has the unique opportunity to help students successfully navigate their entire undergraduate experience, from prospective student inquiries all the way through graduation and beyond. Applicants should have an understanding of college student development and demonstrate the skills needed to support and advise students, and should model the core values established by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for an Academic Advisor. Applicants should be detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; have effective interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse populations; be able to work autonomously as well as within a team; and have an appreciation for the visual arts. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in supporting diverse communities. The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


This position will work alongside the current academic advisor to carry out the diverse portfolio of responsibilities of the SA+AH advising office. Those responsibilities include advising undergraduate students in UF and SA+AH on academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admission to SA+AH majors; advising students in the development and achievement of their academic and career goals; participating in various SA+AH, COTA, and UF student-support and recruitment-related programs and initiatives including shared management of the SA+AH Student Ambassadors program; working with UF’s orientation programs for freshmen and new transfer students; and serving as a liaison to other departments and centers in the college and other offices across campus. SA+AH Advisors work with multiple special populations: academically at-risk students, dual-degree students, PaCE students, transfer students, and a variety of minor and certificate students. SA+AH Advisors are expected to strive for excellence, working consistently to improve and adapt content, processes, and procedures to better serve SA+AH students, faculty, and staff. As faculty members, SA+AH Advisors are expected to make significant service contributions to the UF, COTA, and SA+AH communities. In addition to the general advising responsibilities, this advisor will provide leadership in two areas. The first is the support of diverse student populations (BIPOC students within SA+AH). This leadership could include assessment of student experiences, development of initiatives and programming as well as collaborating with faculty, administration, UF and community resources to better support students from all backgrounds. The second area of leadership will be to coordinate with SA+AH faculty and the College Development, Alumni and Student Affairs offices to support alumni tracking and improve alumni connection efforts. This could include collecting and analyzing student data related to academic performance, student satisfaction, post-graduation activities, etc. that will help to forge stronger connections between members of the SA+AH community both before and after graduation. This position requires occasional participation in job-related activities outside of traditional work hours.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2020 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by January 25, 2020. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at
Online applications must include the following:
- A detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community
- A curriculum vitae - Names and contact information of three professional references.
- The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. #Category=4

Institution Information

The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top six best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Additional Information

Organized within the College of the Arts, the mission of the School of Art and Art History (SA+AH) is to nurture a culture of critical inquiry in scholarly and creative pursuits. The faculty within the SA+AH seeks to empower each individual student with knowledge, skills, and insight to thoughtfully respond to our changing world. The SA+AH is driven by the knowledge that visual and scholarly research is vital to the work of the larger university and that this research enhances the lives of its regional, national and international communities. Most of our programs have a focus on socially engaged, global research. Studio programs in art and design view production as an expanded practice - one that is interdisciplinary, inclusive, and often collaborative. School of Art + Art History Faculty publish, curate and exhibit widely and internationally. They bring their scholarship and production into their teaching, offering innovative, engaged learning experiences to their students. The school has 430 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the 4Most Gallery and the University Galleries—University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery — which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit

Contact Information

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to:
Dana Myers, Senior Associate In Undergraduate Advising Chair, Undergraduate Academic Advisor


Required Qualifications


- Master’s degree
- Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

- A Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, or related fields
- Relevant work experience