Job Opening Description

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Academic Adviser

The School of International Affairs (SIA) seeks a highly motivated Academic Adviser to serve as the primary adviser for all students in the School. SIA offers a 2-year master’s degree and various graduate certificates. The program is highly interdisciplinary with approximately 150 graduate students having earned undergraduate degrees in over 60 different majors and a curriculum and faculty that spans multiple disciplines.

The position is responsible for guiding students in selecting courses to meet student and program goals, addressing all student academic concerns and questions, interpreting and communicating academic related policies and procedures to others, producing a variety of reports, and other duties as assigned. In addition to academic advising, this position will oversee education abroad opportunities and faculty-led programs for the school.

Competencies critical to success include the ability to maintain confidentiality; outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communications; demonstrated commitment to diversity; effective problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; the use of sound judgement and professionalism; and the ability to work effectively both as a team and individually.

The Academic Adviser will be a part of the SIA administrative team and have a voice in shaping SIA’s overall operations and direction. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher plus one or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Experience working in higher education academic affairs is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. To be considered, interested applicants must upload a resume and cover letter.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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