Positions at the UT College of Architecture and Design
Academic Advisor II
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Academic Advisor II will provide comprehensive academic advising in professional curriculums to undergraduate students and promote academic advising as an essential tool for academic success and a critical component of the educational experience. The primary responsibility of this position is to define and implement best practices, and advise all (300-350) architecture and interior design undergraduate students from recruitment to graduation. This position has responsibilities to teach students the purpose of General Education, the academic opportunities across colleges and the architecture and/or interior design professional curriculum. The Academic Advisor also fosters students’ creative, intellectual and personal development toward academic success, interprets and advises students on policies and procedures of the undergraduate catalog, and provides all services related to new student, transfer and international orientation advising sessions.
Additionally, the Advisor will do the following:
- Collect, organize, and analyze information about individuals through records, interviews, and professional sources, to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics for vocational and educational planning;
- Compile and study occupational, educational, and economic information to aid students in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives;
- Provide professional and creative support to the multiple undergraduate programs within the College, including:
- Coordinate the Peer Mentor program in the College;
- Serve as the Design Living Learning Community coordinator;
- Plan and implement summer orientation, transfer and international orientation;
- Participate and attend recruitment events and help facilitate other various outreach programs.
The Advisor II reports directly to the Director of Student Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g. in counseling, higher education administration, student affairs, etc.). Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Architecture/Design field is preferred.Candidate must show willingness and capability to both foster the creative environment within the College as well as master information regarding the architecture and design professions and the degree requirements for the academic programs in the College of Architecture and Design. Preferred candidates will demonstrate advising experience (or comparable experience) on a college/university campus. Advising experience in a professional curriculum preferred. Candidates should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, listening skills, problem-solving skills and be able to work with a high level of confidentiality. Research skills and demonstrated planning and organizational skills with working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Banner 7, GradesFirst, DARS Web, and Blackboard strongly desired.
APPLICATION: Please visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Human Resources website to apply.
Director of the School of Architecture
The search is presently underway. Faculty, students and staff are invited to complete an evaluation sheet for each of the visiting candidates.