Academic Adviser I/II

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Position Title
Academic Adviser I/II – Mechanical Engineering

Job Group
Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Quals
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Communication, Counseling, Aerospace Engineering or STEM-related field.
Experience advising undergraduate students in a STEM field or technical program.
Experience that demonstrates knowledge about Iowa State University and its policies, procedures, and resources.
Experience coordinating student programs and/or learning communities.
Experience teaching undergraduate academic courses and seminars.

Job Description
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for an Academic Adviser I or II with responsibilities in the area of student services. The Academic Adviser will play a key role in recruiting, retaining, and enhancing the academic experience of undergraduate students.

Duties include assisting students with scheduling, registration, degree audits and course selection, teaching Freshman orientation, and referring students to appropriate resources necessary for retention and academic success. This position will also assist with recruitment activities such as meeting with prospective students and their families and by contacting community colleges and high schools to promote the undergraduate program.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Academic Adviser II position will also plan, develop, and teach orientation/seminar courses; teach and develop a career planning course; coordinate learning community programs; serve on university, college and departmental committees; and provide career guidance and counseling.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently; possess excellent communication skills; have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; possess excellent problem solving skills in order to navigate a variety of procedures, policies, and methods; and a team focus, both within the department, as well as, the community at large. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

The required minimum qualifications to be considered for the Academic Adviser II are: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience.

Appointment Type

Number of Months Employed Per Year
12 Month Work Period

Time Type
Full time

Pay Rate Type

Original Posting Date
February 11, 2020

Posting Close Time
This posting will close at 12:00 AM on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM the day prior.

Posting Close Date
February 26, 2020

Job Requisition Number

Undergraduate Researcher Position Available

Are you interested in getting involved in engineering research for a biomedical application? Dr. Cris Schwartz is currently seeking applicants to work on a new research project involving the performance and durability of an implanted biomedical device. Here are the preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in mechanical systems and experimental research
  • Interest and skill at building, fixing and problem solving
  • Experience in data collection, or interest in learning
  • Time commitment of 5 – 10 hours per week.

There are limited spots available so act now if you interested.
To learn more, please contact Dr. Schwartz at cris1@iastate.edu.

Note to Prospective Employees

Applications are submitted electronically through the university’s employment opportunities Web site, located at www.iastatejobs.com, which is used to search for openings, create an application, and formally apply for a faculty position. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.