The Integrative Biology Department is seeking an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The Academic Advisor will perform academic advising and program support for the Ecampus (online program) students in the Zoology major as well as for the Zoology and Biology majors on the Corvallis campus. This includes Marine Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine option students in the Biology major. This position will also participate in School of Life Sciences and College of Science recruitment and retention efforts and represent the College of Science at recruitment events.
Some evening and weekend work is required. In-state and out-of-state travel is required.
The Department of Integrative Biology is part of the School of Life Sciences and receives support for its academic program from the College of Science. In addition to the faculty's activities in research and service, it has teaching responsibilities in nearly every undergraduate major at Oregon State University (OSU). The department has developed an internationally recognized graduate program in conservation and evolutionary biology and marine ecology with faculty working in these areas at the level of the cell, organism and community.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.
The College of Science supports three of the university's world-class research centers: the Linus Pauling Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.
Typically requires Bachelors Degree in field related to work assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a life science field, or two years of life science college course work and relevant professional life science experience
One year of experience in undergraduate academic advising, student activities programming, teaching or counseling in a college or university setting.
Excellent computer skills with ability to use or learn Web for Advisors, MyDegrees, Ellucian Banner, and CORE.
Competency and/or ability to learn email communication, the MS Office Suite (including word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), MS Outlook, PowerPoint), and internet skills including a web browser such as Explorer.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work accurately with student records.
Initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing advising materials, and communicating with other advisors and program heads.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
Occasionally provides assistance with tours, recruitment and/or marketing events at various locations. Some evening and weekend work is required. In-state and out-of-state travel is required. Some required travel will be via personal vehicle.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
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