Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-Robert D. Clark Honors College-DIRADVISING [#3978]
Position Title: Director of Undergraduate Advising
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Various Disciplines & Fields
Appl Deadline:2014/05/16 finished (posted 2014/04/16, finished 2015/01/13, listed until 2014/05/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

1. Terms of Appointment: a. Position Title: Director of Undergraduate Advising b. Appointment percent: 1.0 c. Type of Appointment: Officer of Administration d. Duration of appointment: Renewable annually e. Annual base rate of compensation: $45,000 - $53,000 f. Annual basis: 12 months g. Starting date: as soon as possible

2. Essential Functions: The Director of Undergraduate Advising in the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) is an Officer of Administration position that combines student advising administration for exceptional Honors College students with some teaching opportunities in small classes with bright, motivated undergraduates. The teaching field is open but the candidate should be able to teach occasionally in one of the CHC core areas in humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.

The successful candidate will: serve as the point person for all advising-related matters in the CHC, mentor outstanding students throughout their college experiences, address college-wide student advising needs, and work with CHC faculty to enhance student-faculty advisor interactions. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach students within and beyond the classroom. We seek a candidate with strong pedagogical skills and a commitment to innovation. The position reports to the Associate Dean of the CHC; annual performance reviews evaluate administrative success and teaching.

Responsibilities Include: • Teach occasionally and maintain an exceptional teaching record that employs innovative approaches that are successful within the liberal arts focus of the CHC and the cutting-edge research atmosphere of the UO. • Provide proactive mentoring and advising to CHC students. • Analyze and address, with CHC faculty input, CHC student retention issues, including first-to-second year persistence, major declaration, thesis orientation support, and thesis advisor identification support. Track retention trends and seek and implement solutions. • Provide leadership and maintain accurate information for the following areas: distinguished scholarships, study abroad and internship experiences, residence life, the CHC Student Association. The successful candidate will identify and curate additional advising information requirements. • Invite and maintain consistent communication with CHC faculty. • Serve on the CHC College Life committee. • Serve as a resource for CHC faculty advisors and staff, and track individual questions asked by faculty and staff. • Maintain the CHC’s Blackboard site and its successor. • Collaborate with other colleges and departments providing academic advising, as well as with programs providing advising and comprehensive support to specific UO student populations. • Develop proficiency with electronic systems needed for direction of advising, including but not limited to Student Data Warehouse and Banner.

3. Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in humanities/social sciences/natural sciences or related subject. Experience with undergraduate teaching and advising. Commitment to teaching state of the art courses with up-to-date approaches. Preference will be given to those with experience working in an Honors College or in a competitive liberal arts college.

4. Description of the University and Community: The CHC at the University of Oregon (UO) is a highly competitive, small liberal arts college of approximately 800 students featuring small classes and close interaction between students and faculty. It emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship and independent research in a tight-knit, dynamic community. The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, home to more than 155,000 people and Oregon’s third largest city. Within only a few hours’ drive are ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town. Mild winters, long growing seasons, and few drastic weather changes are characteristic. Eugene has a high percentage of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, and educators, and is home to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, which regularly hosts the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, and the Eugene Opera, among other cultural offerings.

5. Application Procedure and Closing Dates: Application review begins on 1/09/2015 (four weeks after posting date). Applications submitted by that date will be ensured consideration. The position will remain open, and qualified candidates in the pool will remain active, until the position is filled. The finalist for this position must successfully complete a criminal background check. Submit the application materials to: . The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. 1. A cover letter demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and addressing your interest in the position. 2. A current CV. 3. The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references who can comment on your qualifications for this position.

6. AAEO Statement: The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1293 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

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