Academic Advisor

  • Education/Training Jobs, Enrollment Counselor Jobs
  • Fixed Term Employment
  • 4 months ago
  • Oregon, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 1 Year

Job Description

The Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for one or more Academic Advisors. These are full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty positions. Applications submitted to this recruitment pool are reviewed on an as needed basis. Qualified applicants will be contacted when positions become available.

This position will perform academic advising and program support for Zoology majors (Ecampus and Corvallis campus) and Biology majors (Corvallis campus). The advisor may also support students with the biology minor declared. In the Integrative Biology Department, academic advisors typically work with students during their entire life cycle at OSU, supporting decision making about coursework and career development. The advisor will also participate in School of Life Sciences and College of Science recruitment and retention efforts. Some evening and weekend work may be required. In-state and out-of-state travel may be required. The Department of Integrative Biology is part of the School of Life Sciences and receives support for its academic program from the College of Science. The Department of Integrative Biology supports two large Corvallis Campus majors, Biology and Zoology, and an Ecampus Zoology degree. The department has developed an internationally recognized graduate program in conservation, evolutionary biology and marine ecology with faculty working in these areas at the level of the cell, organism and community. The Zoology major is one of the largest Ecampus programs offered and also supports a robust on-campus cohort. Ecampus at OSU offers over 85 programs available to be taken completely online through Oregon State Ecampus, which has been ranked in the top 10 online programs in the nation for the last seven years.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. Oregon State University is a comprehensive, research intensive public land-grant university. OSU is one of only two land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant universities with such designation in the country. Oregon State programs and faculty are located in every county of the state and investigate the state’s greatest challenges. As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world.

The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

The College of Science supports three of the university’s world-class research centers: the Linus Pauling Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

Position Responsibilities

60% Academic Advising:

  • Provide primary academic advising services for on campus (Corvallis) and Ecampus (online) Biology and Zoology majors. Advising includes decision-making in coursework for general education (baccalaureate core) and major/minor specific coursework, as well as career advising and professional development.
  • Advise new students during first-year and transfer student orientations.
  • Assist biology and zoology students with general requests such as change of major forms, petitions, referral to appropriate services, etc.
  • Participate in proactive advising interventions. Including potentially 1:1 reach-out to students in response to reports each term.
  • Assist students in navigating academic standing, including seeking reinstatement after suspension from the University.

30% Program Support:

  • Promote diversity and support equity, justice, and inclusion in the Department of Integrative Biology, School of Life Sciences and College of Science programs, including participation in proactive advising efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds. This position facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Participate in Integrative Biology faculty meetings.
  • Serve on the College of Science Scholarship Committee by reviewing IB scholarship applications.
  • Serve on other university, college, school, or department committees as assigned.

The following activities are shared across the Integrative Biology (IB) advising team and may or may not be part of the position in any given year.

  • Coordinate and facilitate the delivery and instruction of BI 198 Professional Development I: Biology and Zoology first year course (1 credit, teach once per year) for Biology and Zoology majors (on campus and Ecampus).
  • Co-advise the Integrative Biology Club, some events require evening and weekend hours.
  • Prepare and maintain advising materials such as program bulletins, websites, etc.

10% Other:

  • Communicate and collaborate with personnel in the Integrative Biology department, the College of Science, Ecampus, and across OSU, as needed.
  • Attend local, regional, and national meetings, as appropriate.
  • Participate in student recruitment activities. Meet with prospective students and parents as part of OSU’s Visit program. Represent OSU and the College of Science at various college fairs, community college visits, and recruiting events for students from marginalized or minoritized communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Note: Duties may change depending on advising needs.
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