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COEHS Academic Advisor for Teacher Education

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
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COEHS Academic Advisor for Teacher Education

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions       
Department: Center for Preparation of Education Professionals
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Aug 12, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Immediately


Primary - The primary function of the Education Advisor is to provide academic advising to education students in all areas.
  • Provide individual advisement for the selection of courses appropriate to each student's academic profile, major, and career interests and catalog curriculum requirements for majors, minors and prospective students (enrolled, reentry, and prospective).
  • Advise and assist new, transfer and reentry students throughout the year in one to one appointments or at registration programs.
  • Coordination of academic services for students enrolled in programs such as Academic Coaching, Athletic Advising, Honor's College, ROTC, Study Abroad, etc.
  • Notify students of academic and program deficiencies.
  • Assist students with drop/add, withdrawal, and schedule changes.
  • Communicate degree requirements to students.
  • Act as a resource person for information about administrative offices and committees such as Admissions, Financial Aid, CAGAS, the Registrar's Office, and others.
  • Serve as a resource person for information about available student services and refer students to other appropriate persons or offices.
  • Maintain and keep current academic records and notes on all advisees.
  • Assist students in determining the transferability of courses taken at other institutions when possible.
  • Maintain regular and extensive correspondence with students regarding their respective programs of study.
  • Provide preliminary personal and/or career counseling and referral to other University support resources when appropriate.
  • Check and approve all graduation applications for advisees and verify the completion of program requirements.
  • Develop and update individualized academic plans for each student.
  • Communicate with advisors from other teacher education programs.

  • Assist chair/director in determining class/section needs in planning the schedule of offerings.
  • Meet with prospective students and parents.
  • Process appropriate substitutions, special permissions, and waivers as approved or directed by the chair/director.
  • Serve as a resource to assist in the development and refinement of curriculum requirements for assisted department/school.
  • Assist with student teaching applications.
  • Ensure students are meeting requirements to be accepted into the teacher education program and meeting requirement to be licenses in the State of Illinois.
  • Maintain Teacher Education web page.
  • Plan and oversee the Teacher Education Career Fair.

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include: earned Master's degree and experience working in a higher education setting; an ability to work well with people -- students, parents, faculty and administration as well strong organizational and technology skills are essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred qualifications include: previous experience as an advisor and/or previous experience in an education related field.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION: The successful candidate will join the Office of Teacher Education Western Illinois University. The WIU Office of Teacher Education, located in Horrabin Hall, serves students in the 28 undergraduate and graduate educator licensure programs offered at the university. The office houses the undergraduate teacher education advisor and clinic experiences/student teaching staff, as well as the educator licensure staff, see

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. The University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1. a letter of application

2. current curriculum vita or resume

3. the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4. Unofficial transcripts

5. A separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** in order to upload individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on 08/25/2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to:

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at

To apply, visit

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