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Academic Advisor

Company name
University of Arkansas


Fayetteville, AR, United States

Employment Type

Counseling, Education

Posted on
Jun 11,2019

Valid Through
Sep 24,2019

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Academic Advisor

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Fulbright College Advising Center

About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200 academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideas and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

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Summary of Job Duties

Reporting to the Director of the Fulbright College Advising Center, the Academic Advisor is responsible for advising undergraduate students from Fulbright College in the creation and implementation of achievable academic plans. This position will assist with the development and revision of advising-related materials and processes. The Academic Advisor will assist with college retention efforts and will also assist with New Student Orientation. This position will play a key role in the advising center.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

At least one year of full-time experience in academic advising, career advising, student developmental counseling, college or high school teaching or counseling, or related higher education experience working directly with students (two years of part-time work or adjunct teaching is equivalent to one year full-time)

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Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

At least two years of full?time academic advising, career advising, student developmental counseling,

college or high school teaching or counseling, or related higher education experience working directly

with students (two years of part?time work or adjunct teaching is equivalent to one year full?time)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of relevant educational theory

Knowledge of University of Arkansas on-campus resources and how they related to student advising outcomes

Knowledge of student retention strategies

Ability to create trust and safety through equitable and inclusive communication skills

Ability to have the adaptability of communication strategies to varying stakeholders

Ability to understand the purpose of a liberal arts education and ability to convey to varying stakeholders

Ability to convey the role of advising as relates to the missions of J. William Fulbright College and the University of Arkansas

Ability to integrate interpersonal skills into a fast-paced environment

Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team

Ability to asses own professional development and identify desired areas of growth

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.



Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding









Repetitive motion




Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions

None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible


Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions.


Work Location/Building

Fayetteville Campus - Old Main

Benefits Eligible


Appointment Percent




Types of Background Checks Required

National criminal background and registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (


) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Open Until Filled


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Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources



(479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at

. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location

222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Fayetteville, AR

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Company Profile
The University of Arkansas boasts a tradition unique among the nation's universities: Senior Walk, consisting of more than three miles of sidewalks crisscrossing campus that are engraved with the names of more than 150,000 graduates, dating back nearly 140 years. It’s concrete proof of the university’s commitment to our students. That 'students-first' philosophy is a big reason why the U of A is consistently ranked among the nation's top public research universities and best values. We work hard to ensure a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as having "the highest possible level of research," placing us among the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.

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