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Northwestern University

Academic Adviser

Academic Adviser (primarily) and Assistant Professor of Instruction (FT, Evanston)

Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences anticipates hiring a College Adviser to start September 1, 2018. College Advisers work with an assigned cohort of students, advising them on a wide range of academic and other matters throughout their undergraduate careers. College Advisers hold appointments in the Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies & Advising (OUSA) and coterminous teaching-track appointments in academic departments or programs in the College. Teaching responsibilities generally include one or two courses yearly, with academic advising and related service constituting the primary responsibilities of the position.  This is a 10-month, full-time, benefits eligible position.  The initial appointment is two years. The Weinberg College website has information about reappointment and promotion opportunities for teaching-track faculty.

Required: Ph.D. or terminal degree in academic field represented in the College's curriculum and complementing the disciplines of the existing advising group; a commitment to the mission of an interdisciplinary arts and sciences education; a keen interest in providing timely advice on academic matters to undergraduates; a strong record of undergraduate teaching; superior communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; the ability to master relevant campus policies and procedures; and an aptitude for working collegially. Candidates will ideally have some experience advising undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with under-represented minority students, low-income, or first-generation college attending students.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

The application requires:

Application Instructions:

Please read ALL instructions and make all preparations before proceeding to application page. If you have been asked to submit a letter of recommendation for an applicant, please use the link in your email instructions instead of this page.

• Applications will only be accepted through the online form. Please make sure all documents are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved. Also, please be sure all information is entered completely and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been accepted.

• All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be "saved as" or "printed to" PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities.

• Three names and email addresses for external referees are required. (Your references will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. Once again, please be sure all addresses are entered correctly with no spelling errors; otherwise your referee will not receive the instructions).

• Some things to remember when uploading your application documents:

  1. Please note that no document may exceed 7 MB in size, so be sure to minimize the size of any large PDF files before uploading.
  2. File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters; the system will likely not accept such documents.

• When your PDF files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. Applications are due by 5 pm CST on Feb 2, 2018; letters of reference will be accepted until 5 pm CST Feb 9, 2018.  You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.

If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Sheree Trimuel-Jackson at 847/467-5497 or



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