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.
60% Academic Advising:
• Provide primary academic advising services for on campus Biology and Zoology majors within the Department of Integrative Biology, including students in the Marine Biology option and Pre-Veterinary Medicine option. This includes advising for baccalaureate core requirements and major requirements as well as career advising.
• Advise Zoology major Ecampus students
• Advise new students at summer START and other new student orientations.
• Assist School of Life Sciences and College of Science students with general requests such as change of major forms, petitions, referral to appropriate services, etc.
• Assist students seeking reinstatement after suspension from the University.
30% Program Support:
• Coordinate and instruct in the on campus and Ecampus BI 198 professional development first year course for Biology and Zoology majors with the assistance of other IB advisors.
• Co-advise the Integrative Biology Club, some events require evening and weekend hours
• Participate in summer START new student orientation with other IB advisors.
• Participate in IB proactive advising interventions through providing reports to the IB advisors each term.
• Prepare and maintain advising materials such as program bulletins, websites, etc.
• Participate in faculty meetings and other departmental duties as assigned by the Head of Integrative Biology.
• Promote diversity and support equity, justice, and inclusion in the Department of Integrative Biology, School of Life Sciences (SLS) and College of Science (COS) programs.
• Serve on the College of Science Scholarship Committee.
• Serve on other university, college, school or department committees as assigned.
• Communicate and coordinate duties with personnel in the Integrative Biology department and the broader College of Science, including but not limited to the following: Integrative Biology Lead Advisor, School of Life Sciences Coordinator, Undergraduate Success and Engagement Coordinator, College of Science Head Advisor, and the Head of Integrative Biology.
• Attend local, regional and national meetings as appropriate.
• Participate in student recruitment activities such as Beaver Open House, Fall and Spring visits; meet with prospective students and parents as part of OSU’s Visit program. Represent OSU and the College of Science at various college fairs, community college visits, and minority recruiting events.
• Other duties as assigned. Note: Duties may change depending on advising needs.
• 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.
• Master’s degree in a life science field or a student services related area.
• Experience teaching or presenting to large groups in person or in an online setting
• Competency in advising students in an online format
• Work experience related to environmental science, animal biology, or related field.
• Skills in web design, Publisher, and graphic design.