The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) seeks an individual who is disciplinary specific and passionate about helping students succeed in their academic and career goals in the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design. The Academic and Professional Development Advisor (Senior Advisor II) is a critical team member of the College of Architecture and Design’s Center for Student Development, supporting both the advising and teaching mission of the college. This position provides comprehensive academic advising and supports holistic student success for undergraduate students pursuing or interested in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Graphic Design majors as well as the minors in Architectural Studies, Interior Architecture Studies, Design Studies, and Industrial Design. Working primarily with upper-division students, this position promotes academic advising as an essential tool for academic success and as a critical component of the educational experience.
Position responsibilities include, though are not limited to:
• Assisting students with course selection to meet academic requirements and their career goals
• Identifying experiential learning opportunities and programs that promote career development, support holistic student success
• Foster diversity and support inclusion efforts
• Work closely with internships for architecture, interior architecture and design students and be involved in their career development advising and opportunities
• Be the primary coordinator for services related to new student and transfer orientation advising sessions, student success programming, and assist with on-campus and local recruitment activities for prospective students
• Lead multiple sections of FYS-101, a first-year studies course specifically geared towards beginning design students
• Foster students’ creative, intellectual and personal development towards academic success and will interpret and advise students on policies and procedures of the University, CoAD, and the Schools
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students and is located near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. As the second smallest college on the University of Tennessee campus, the College of Architecture and Design encourages and promotes community building and benefits from small class sizes and student:professor ratios. The College is comprised of the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design. Approximately 520 students are enrolled in the college’s four primary programs: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture. Starting in Fall 2019, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design will also be housed in the College. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement, critical thinking and real-world experience is a college goal. Additional information about the College can be found at www.archdesign.utk.edu.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education: B.Arch, BS Interior Architecture, BS Interior Design, BFA Graphic Design, BS in Industrial Design or Product Design.
Experience: Two or more years professional experience working in a design/creative field and/or advising capacity, or related experience within a college or university.
Education: M.Arch, MLA, Master in Interior Design/Architecture, MFA Graphic Design, MDes, MS in Industrial Design or Product Design.
Experience: Some teaching experience in higher education, working knowledge of academic advising practices and student development theory, advising experience in higher education in a professional design curriculum preferred, working knowledge of student information systems such as DARS, BANNER, GradesFirst or related software is preferred.