Academic Advisor
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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Job Info

The Tippie College of Business seeks candidates for an Academic Advisor in their Undergraduate Program Office. The position is responsible for advising undergraduate business students on issues including four-year degree planning, major selection, and academic and professional goals, in addition to participating in the administration of programs, policies, and procedures related the College and University. Responsibilities will require occasional time outside the 8:00 am to 5:00 pm workday to support student activities and events such as commencement.

This position is Hybrid with one work from home day allowed.


The Undergraduate Program of the Tippie College of Business transforms students into business professionals. We advise and support students as they navigate a collection of challenging in- and out-of-class learning experiences. Our Three Priorities: (A) Attract and retain a diverse and talented student body, (B) facilitate degree progress within a rigorous curriculum, and (C) provide challenging out-of-class experiential learning opportunities.

Get to know the Tippie College of Business

Since 1847, the Tippie College of Business has cultivated a legacy of innovation, thought leadership, and excellence in business education. We are over 4,700 students with BBA and graduate programs spanning six academic departments-accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, marketing, and management and entrepreneurship. We are eight centers and institutes, and four student-managed endowment funds. We're over 56,000 alumni-and growing. Tippie is regularly listed in top business school rankings. We also hold the gold standard of accreditations, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and have maintained the accreditation for over 95 years (since 1923).

But who we are is not just in the curriculum we curate-it's also in the culture we create. Our leadership embraces our responsibility to pursue excellence through diversity. More than 150 years after our founding, we continue to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment designed for you to grow and flourish in your professional or academic career.


Academic Planning

  • Provide holistic advising to both prospective and current undergraduate business students regarding their academic career and goals. Examples include course planning and registration, majors and degree requirements, opportunities for involvement, and policies and procedures.
  • Provide advice to incoming first-year students during summer orientation sessions.
  • Ability to make referrals to appropriate resources to support student success.
  • Maintain records of student advising meetings and monitor academic progress of students in an assigned advising caseload.
  • Teach students to utilize tools and resources (e.g., degree audits, major sheets, sample plans) available to help them design appropriate academic plans and track their academic requirements.

Student Growth, Development, and Success
  • Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, and in making decisions about their academic and future professional career goals.
  • Assist students in their exploration of opportunities to enrich their academic experience and to meet the requirements of Tippie RISE- mentored research with faculty, an internship course, study abroad, and experiential learning. Make appropriate references to resources available for each area of RISE.
  • Teach sections of the Direct Admit Seminar in collaboration with student peer mentors. The Seminar is designed to facilitate a successful transition to the Tippie College for first-year students.

Advocacy from an Advising Perspective
  • Identify issues that may create barriers to student success and retention.
  • Support and advise students on academic probation and collaboratively create plan to return to good academic standing.
Student Recruitment and Retention for Tippie College Programs
  • Serve as Tippie Undergraduate Program Office liaison for an academic program within the Tippie College of Business.

Strategic Staffing and Professional Development
  • An additional programmatic support area will be identified within the first year of employment. Interest areas along with departmental needs will be considered when determining programming support area.
  • Engage in development opportunities provided by the Tippie College of Business including collegiate academic institutes, events, workshops, and course shadowing.

To obtain the full job description including key areas of responsibility, technical competencies, and desirable qualifications, please contact


Education Requirement
  • Bachelor's Degree expected by June 2023, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience in direct student contact at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for student success.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated constructive and collaborative relationship building skills with a variety of individuals and groups, including peers, leadership, and external constituents.

Desired Qualifications
  • A Master's degree.

Application Details:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Josh Gulick at

Benefits Highlights
  • Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Academic Advisor
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: Hybrid within Iowa
  • Pay Level: 3A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 44,000.00
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 46,000.00
Contact Information
  • Organization: College of Business
  • Contact Name: Josh Gulick
  • Contact Email:

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