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World Languages Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


World Languages and Cultures


University of Utah/College of Humanities

Date Posted:

Sep 16 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Apply by October 4th

Position Description

This position is part of a collaborative advising team in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and a member of the College of Humanities advising team. This person will serve as primary adviser for the undergraduate population pursuing majors and minors in World Languages and Cultures, and is responsible for programming, outreach, communication, and academic advising. The adviser will work alongside the other department academic advisor on scholarships, transfer evaluations, and curricular changes, as well as supervising and training the student peer advising team. This position reports to the Department Chair, advises a diverse population of students in regard to their academic planning and progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills, and interprets and explains university academic policy and procedure to assist students in making decisions concerning personal education goals leading to graduation.


1.Meets with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions, major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation/substitution or advanced degree requirements.
2.Facilitates students’ academic progress by evaluating their needs, developing appropriate educational plans, directing them to appropriate campus resources, and encouraging language-oriented experience and involvement locally and globally.
3.Develops student programming to supplement or enhance academic preparedness and to increase interaction between alumni and current students.
4.Collects information related to major and minor changes and updates departmental materials accordingly and in consultation with other college Academic Advisers, adjusting advising strategies as appropriate.
5.Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of first- year/transfer student and parent orientation sessions, in addition to outreach and promotion of World Languages and Cultures majors to current students.
6.Collaborates with partner offices in Learning Abroad, Career and Professional Development Center, Hinckley Institute, Undergraduate Research, and the Bennion Center on student programming.
7.Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.
8.Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes, and program development and materials.
9.Advises on the BA Language requirement.
10.Advises on Bridge Dual Language Immersion (DLI) coursework and how it fits with majors/minors.
11.Assists Director of Undergraduate Studies with scholarship applications and decisions.
12.Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending on the area of assignment.
13.May supervise lower-level advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training, and evaluating those employees.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Founded in 1850, The University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, and offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate degree programs to over 30,000 students. As a preeminent research and teaching institution, the University cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Ashley Glenn, Academic Advising Coordinator, University of Utah | 801-581-8101


Required Qualifications


1. Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
2. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or other higher education environment.
2. Experience with foreign language(s).
3. Experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.
4. Master’s level degree earned or in progress.
5. Member of NACADA and interested in working within the Liberal Arts.