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Academic Advisor - Neuroscience, School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana - Champaign, IL
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Administration, Other
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Full Time
Mid Level
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Academic Advisor - Neuroscience

School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is searching for an Academic Advisor that will work with the recruitment, engagement, academic advising, and career coaching for students in Neuroscience and other School of MCB majors and will support students through a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 Duties & Responsibilities

·  Academic Advising – Educate students regarding requirements of the majors, minor and certificates in the School of MCB through individual conferences and group meetings. Assist and consult with students about course expectations and academic performance. Support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience.

·  Career Advising – Provide career development coaching and guidance to undergraduates in our majors. Support students as they investigate and determine their vocational goals. Assist and consult with students for developing skills needed to be the best possible candidate for employment, graduate school, and professional school.

·  Student Engagement – Assist with recruiting, orienting and welcoming new students to neuroscience. Plan, host and advertise special programs and workshops to aid in the education and success of continuing students. Assist with convocation for School of MCB graduates. Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the School of MCB.

·  Administrative – Maintain accurate and timely records of all interactions with students. Attend School and College meetings as required. Foster positive collegial relationships among students, staff, and faculty.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in neuroscience, biological sciences or related field or Bachelor's Degree in education with substantial knowledge of neuroscience, biology, chemistry, or biochemistry. Training or demonstrated experience in advising, teaching, or counseling in a college or university setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree in neuroscience, biological science, higher education, or related fields. Research experience in neuroscience, biological science, or chemical science. At least one year of professional experience in advising, student services, counseling, or teaching in a college or university setting. Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion with an understanding of the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds. Experience and proficiency with common video editing applications. Experience working with undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or other large public university.

The successful candidate will have the following:

·  Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

·  Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and ability to articulate the value of diversity and inclusivity.

·  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both within and across units.

·  Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and manage multiple tasks and priorities.

·  Demonstrated ability and commitment to inclusivity and working with culturally diverse groups.

·  Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

·  Highly proficient with commonly employed software, databases, and web applications.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on February 1, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.


Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing



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