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Academic Advisor

University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Health Services
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Full Time
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Academic Advisor

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) at the University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement focusing on health and wellness across the lifespan. AHS’ research, teaching, and service programs seek to improve the quality of life of people of all ages and cultures, promote the development of healthy communities, and help people with disabilities live full and independent lives. AHS has nationally recognized units in their fields, and is home to the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science. One of the college’s top priorities is to provide strong academic advising services to its undergraduate students. AHS is looking for a dynamic individual to advise undergraduate students interested and enrolled in the Kinesiology Major. 


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit



Provide one-on-one advising and career counseling to degree majors and monitor progress toward degrees.

Co-teach the Kinesiology orientation course(s) for new students.

Welcome and advise new students during summer registration program, including transfer students and assisting with course selection.

Assist with the promotion of the Kinesiology major and provide support for student communication including print and web-based materials.

Collaborate with college-based student programs such as I-LEAP, James Scholar, and AHS Student Council.

Assist with college-wide and departmental student events and processing.

Coordinate, support and evaluate students throughout the intercollegiate transfer process (in-campus transfer process).

Serve on campus-wide, college, and departmental committees.

Perform other related duties that further the mission of the college.




Required:  Master's degree in a health-related field, education, counseling, or higher education administration

                   At least one year of experience with academic advising, career counseling, or student support services.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Required: Ability to work effectively across academic disciplines and as part of an advising team.

      Creativity and commitment to program initiatives.



Preferred: Experience working with students in a health-related field or academic setting.

                   An understanding of the needs and concerns of college students and a passion for working with them.

                   Demonstrated strengths include experience in public speaking, strong writing ability and organizational                       skills. 

       Significant intercultural skills and experience working with diverse  populations.


Environmental Demands:

                Normal office environment. 

                May include some movement between buildings.    





Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Appointment Status and Start Date


This is a full-time (100%), 12 month Academic Professional appointment.  The proposed start is as soon as possible after the closing date.




To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by December 21, 2021.  Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Convictions are not a bar to employment.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


For more information about this position, applicants may contact AHS HR at   


As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.


The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

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