Academic Advisor

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Open Date 09/11/2020
Requisition Number PRN24281B
Job Title Academic Advisor
Working Title Academic Advisor
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00070 - College of Fine Arts-Dean
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $35,000 - $42,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) is hiring an individual who is interested in a career in academic advising and will join the strong, student success-centered CFA Undergraduate Affairs Team. ( This position will be focused on advising students in the CFA studying Art, Art History, Dance, Film & Media Arts, Music, and Theatre.

The position offers an opportunity to advise students on degree requirements, academic policy, and processes for negotiating the undergraduate experience from recruitment to degree completion. The CFA orients advising in a teaching and learning perspective, and the goal of academic advising is to empower students to define and accomplish their academic goals. 

The Undergraduate Affairs Team seeks to foster an atmosphere of inclusion within the CFA where the diversity of individuals and their perspectives are valued & respected. Applications will be reviewed starting September 25th.


1. Academic Advising of undergraduate students in all relevant areas—course requirements and selection; major and minor decision-making; policies and procedures; scholastic standards; new freshman and transfer issues; and other appropriate areas (on average, 65-70% of time will be spent directly advising undergraduate students)

2. Assisting the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs with program planning and implementation, data collection and interpretation, and outcome assessment

3. Assisting with college and departmental needs, policies, and processes pertaining to the undergraduate experience, including facilitating undergraduate scholarship and curriculum exception processes, and, when appropriate, assisting in College of Fine Arts events

4. Maintaining current knowledge of campus resources, critical dates, as well as policies and procedures for undergraduate students

5. Participating in professional development activities, including intra-office and campus-wide advisor training, and (when appropriate) professional conferences

6. Participating in collaborative activities and ventures with other University departments and offices (and, when applicable, external organizations)

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Candidates should possess strong service orientation along with organizational, leadership, and program development skills, strong attention to detail, and a commitment to continuing professional development.

Master’s Degree; two years experience in academic advising, higher education student services, or teaching on the higher education level preferred. Knowledge of undergraduate education issues is desirable.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Indicate your level of training and/or experience in advising, counseling, mentoring or teaching:
    • None
    • Minimal
    • Moderate
    • Extensive

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169


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