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POSITION: Academic Advisor (3 openings, academic year positions)
DEPARTMENT: Advising Center
REPORTS TO: Director, Advising Center

SUMMARY: This position provides general academic advising and academic support to undergraduate and graduate students of a comprehensive, urban arts university. The Academic Advisors work closely with first-year students, students making a choice of major, minor, or concentration, students on academic probation, and students approaching graduation. Advisors work in collaboration with the University’s academic departments and are assigned as a liaison to specific academic programs. While assigned to specific programs, advisors maintain core competencies in advising all students. This position reports to the Director, Advising Center.


  • Provides overall advising that integrates academic planning, career and/or graduate school goals, and personal values to support students in all aspects of their college experience throughout their collegiate experience.
  • Advises and monitors assigned cohort of undergraduate students from orientation to graduation.
  • Understands, explains, and communicates the University’s curriculum and academic policies to students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Regularly consults with faculty advisors, directors, and deans about students' academic progress as needed.
  • Monitors and advises students on academic probation including assisting students in the development of an academic success plan and midterm review.
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Designs and presents academic advising workshops at orientation, advising & registration periods, and periodically throughout the year.
  • Participates in program planning, including orientation, art exhibits, and cultural events.
  • Maintains accurate records of advising sessions. Prepares student contact reports and maintains student files. Assists in the on-going assessment activities of the department and division.
  • Liaises with assigned academic program(s), attends program department meetings as requested, trains and informs advising staff colleagues of curricular changes/updates as well as learning and student development opportunities within their areas.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Bachelor degree in the humanities, education, or the arts required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Teaching and/or tutoring experience in a college setting required; experience working with English Language Learners and/or students with disabilities beneficial.
  • Excellent writing, research, and editing skills.
  • Excellent writing, research, and editing skills.
  • Experience with MS Office for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, and Internet research.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application/cover letter and a resume
via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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