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Academic Advisor I/II - School of Engineering

University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 18, 2024

Job Details

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Definition of Class

Academic Advisor I

This position provides academic advising to students, assists in the coordination, development and implementation of advising and counseling workshops and programs, and supports retention initiatives. Incumbent frequently exercises discretion and independent judgment in developing and implementing advising and counseling programs and materials, and conducting workshops and presentations.

Academic Advisor II

This position provides academic advising to the students of the University, assists in providing direction to academic advisors, and assists with the coordination of assigned programs. Incumbent frequently exercises discretion and independent judgment.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Plans, develops and implements advising and counseling workshops and materials.
  • Conducts workshops and presentations and engages in professional development opportunities related to advising.
  • Establishes and maintains records, and produces detailed reports concerning the individuals that have been advised, their needs, and their progress.
  • Serves as a resource for faculty and staff in matters related to academic services. Acts as liaison between students faculty, and professional schools.
  • Advises students without declared majors about curricular information, course scheduling, major selection, degree requirements, alternative courses of study, and other support centers on campus.
  • Coordinates and hosts recruiting events for current and prospective students.
  • Meets with students who are returning from academic suspension or dismissal, on probations, and others to discuss methods of increasing the likelihood of their success.
  • Conducts sessions in time management, study skills, and other methods that will ensure success.
  • Refers students to other centers on campus, such as the Counseling Center and Career Services, when necessary.
  • Establishes contact with advisees; maintains student records; directs the work of student employees; leads presentations and workshops; serves as a resource for faculty and staff in matters related to academic support services, etc.
  • Maintains current information about admission requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Teaches one course per semester.
  • Supports all University retention initiatives
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

Academic Advisor I

  1. Plans, develops and implements advising and counseling workshops and programs.
  2. Advises students on their academic curricula and makes suggestions based on one-on-one interaction with the student.
  3. Provides students with information and support related to preparation for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Academic Advisor II

  1. Provides support in the development and implementation of a comprehensive advising program primarily those without declared majors and those in health-related professions.
  2. Advises students on their academic curricula and makes suggestions based on one-on-one interaction with the student.
  3. Provides guidance and direction to academic advisors.
  4. Assists in coordinating assigned programs and/or projects.

Minimum Education/Experience

Academic Advisor I

Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Academic Advisor II


Master Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.



Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Must possess a valid State of Mississippi driver’s license within first thirty (30) days of employment.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi


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Founded in 1848, The University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. The University of Mississippi embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the University community.

The university’s path to becoming the flagship university it is today has been marked by two decades of accelerated growth and prosperity. Student enrollment at UM has increased over 40 percent over the past seven years — illustrating the growing reputation and national draw of the university. We were the 10th-fastest growing university among public doctoral institutions over the period of 2005–2015. Over the past few years, the university has instituted dynamic new academic programs and greatly expanded its campuses with the completion of multiple major construction projects.  The 2018 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of Best (Undergraduate) Colleges and Universities ranked the University of Mississippi No. 73 in the Top Public National Universities category.  The rankings reflect 15 indicators of academic excellence, including faculty resources, financial resources, and undergraduate academic reputation.  In 2016, indicating a major milestone, the university was elevated to the Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity classification — placing it in the top 2.5 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. 

For ten consecutive years, The University of Mississippi has been voted by our staff as one of the great colleges to work for in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey, and has been widely recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in America by Newsweek, the Princeton Review and USA Today. Sometimes called the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford has been the home of William Faulkner, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and many more outstanding writers. In recent years, it has become known for its award-winning chefs and restaurateurs. Oxford is often recommended by many publications as a bucket list place to visit.

We build leaders, serve our community and our neighbors, and compete to win. We are a literary mecca, a research center, a launchpad for careers across the professions, a home away from home, and so much more. We are Ole Miss.

Committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, the university offers competitive salaries and benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education and public service.

The University of Mississippi offers exciting opportunities for career development and continuous learning. Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and benefits just around the corner—no matter which department you’re a part of. It’s an exciting place to build a meaningful career at any level.

Our University, like all institutions, is only as strong as our people. Our faculty, staff, and students represent an exceptional group of people with a rich diversity of talents and backgrounds. There’s no better place to start a great career than in Oxford, Mississippi.

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