The University of Texas at Austin Assistant Academic Advisor - Assistant Academic Advisor in the Biological Sciences Advising Center in Austin, Texas

Assistant Academic Advisor - Assistant Academic Advisor in the Biological Sciences Advising Center

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Monthly salary

$2,916+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 06/01/2018

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Must be eligible to work in the US on a full time basis for any employer without sponsorship.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide academic advising to students in the Biological Sciences Advising Center. Advising will be provided individually and in groups. Provide accurate and timely information on course and degree options to diverse population of students.

Essential Functions

To provide academic advising for students individually and in groups. Present academic oriented material through workshops, facilitation of small learning cohorts and new student orientation. Facilitate multiple sections of Cornerstones cohorts. Attend meetings, professional development and serve on committees as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and experience working with student populations. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of constituents: students, parents, faculty and other staff members. Demonstrated professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in higher education, student affairs or counseling. Experience training, mentoring or leading student populations at the university level. Experience with academic advising at the university level. At least 1 year full-time experience working with college student populations, or UT experience as an orientation advisor, special program mentor, or other related position.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students and student groups during usual office hours. Occasional evening and weekend work.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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