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.
Craft Supervisor III
Licenses or Certifications: Current TN driver’s license required. First Aid and CPR is preferred.
Principal Duties: Supervises safe and effective operation of the College of Architecture and Design Fabrication and Design/Build Laboratories. This includes development of day to day policies and procedures; providing support to both architecture and art faculty regarding course needs; advising administration on equipment upgrades and maintenance; oversee orientation programs for students; hire, train and supervise student workers; supervise the construction of miscellaneous carpentry projects. Must have understanding of metal working including welding, milling and shaping. Must have understanding of digital fabrication methods such as programming, running and maintaining CNC routers, laser cutters and 3D-printers. Utilizes specifications, schematics and manuals to perform listed tasks. Maintains records and reports on repairs or servicing. Provides technical guidance and direction to designated personnel. Assists in estimating amount of material and type of equipment and supplies required. Operates equipment required to perform maintenance functions. Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: High School degree required, Bachelors degree is preferred. Experience: 3 years experience/knowledge in all types of construction work is required. 2-3 years teaching experience is preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Must possess attributes such as listening, understanding, patience, creativity, and the ability to give positive reinforcement. Demonstrates knowledge of construction methods and preventative maintenance practices in a shop-type environment. Demonstrates experience working with both analog and digital methods and tools. Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. Strong customer service skills. Strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to work with a diverse population.
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.