Northwestern University

Academic Adviser

The Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies & Advising

The Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies & Advising (OUSA) at Northwestern University seeks to hire a College adviser and faculty member who has experience working with historically underrepresented, lower-income, minoritized, and/or first-generation college students. Primary daily responsibilities include individual meetings with advisees and participation in advising office activities and committees.

Our mission is to support all students as they define and pursue their unique academic paths and think critically about the intersections of their academic and personal identities. Over half of our student body identifies as having a minoritized racial or ethnic identity; 15% are first-generation; over 20% are Pell Grant recipients; and over 10% are international. We seek to provide holistic advising experiences that prepare all students to become effective learners, contributors, and leaders. By developing long-term advising relationships, we mentor students through all phases of their academic careers.

College Advisers hold appointments in the OUSA and concurrent teaching-track appointments in academic departments or programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Academic advising and related service constitute the primary responsibilities of the position. This is a 10-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position to start September 1, 2022. The initial appointment is three years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in an academic field represented in the College's curriculum and complementing the disciplines of the existing advising group
  • Primary commitment to long-term, student-centered advising as demonstrated by experience engaging undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Commitment to developing effective mentoring relationships with students
  • Awareness of the range of challenges individual students may face
  • Experience teaching or otherwise working with undergraduates that demonstrates the potential for excellence in the classroom and in advising
  • Interest in being an active faculty member of a liberal arts and sciences department or program
  • Superior communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to master relevant campus policies and procedures
  • Record of collaborative, collegial work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with and commitment to improving the academic experience of historically underrepresented, low-income, marginalized, minoritized, and/or first-generation college-attending students
  • Experience advising undergraduates

Application documents are to be submitted here:

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Last updated: 2021-12-11