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Visiting Academic Advisor - Time Limited

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Working Title

Visiting Academic Advisor - Time Limited

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus


Honors College - 33100


Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Honors College at UNCW is seeking a Visiting Academic Advisor (Time Limited) to join a growing interdisciplinary College community to begin in August 2021. This is a one year fixed-term contract with the option to renew for a second year. The Visiting Academic Advisor will provide support in the following areas:
  • Advising: Holistically serves as an academic advisor supporting a diverse caseload of students from every major on campus; advises and assists students in making decisions about Honors coursework, general education curriculum, and course selection appropriate to the student’s academic goals; assist students in declaring major/pre-major; maintains advising files; offers academic advising in the Honors College office, through discussions over coffee/meals and meetings around campus; promotes study abroad/away, undergraduate research and fellowship applications.

  • Honors Culture and Programming: Serves as an Honors advising liaison to academic departments; collaborates with colleagues across campus in other offices, including but not limited to Registrar, Housing, Academic Departments, Career Services, Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships; takes a holistic approach to students, advising them on resources beyond the classroom; Orientation and Professional Development activities; supports Living Learning Community programming and other sponsored activities and programs.

  • Retention and Completion: Monitors student academic progress; supports students during academic and personal difficulty and makes appropriate referrals as needed; identifies problems requiring intervention; assists with strategies for academic recovery, and supports programmatic needs; focuses on retention by working on a sophomore and junior experience and programming;

Central to this role it the ability to establish a strong relationship with students through a personable and accessible approach and the ability to demonstrate the importance of being “more than your major” through interdisciplinary inquiry. The Visiting Advisor will also be expected to support student programming and admissions activities conducted by other staff members.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s Degree and 1 year of experience in a similar higher education environment

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in an Honors College/Program environment;

The ideal candidate will also have:
  • the ability to communicate with students across a range of disciplinary interests within a broad liberal arts and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • experience with multicultural/diverse student backgrounds.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience advising Honors students through curricular issues, programming, thesis support, co-curricular programming and experiences

Required Certifications or Licensures

No certifications/licensure needed.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNCW Honors College offers student-centered seminars to high ability undergraduates. Honors courses are characterized by student-lead discussions, creative research projects, deep readings, and applied knowledge. We are particularly interested in individuals who can help promote an interdisciplinary and experiential learning environment. Applicants should be invested in developing students “beyond their majors.”

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

This position is Time-Limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.

Please note all applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on the close date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Months Per Year

12 Months

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington (2021)?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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