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Academic Adviser

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

Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences anticipates hiring two College Advisers to start 1 September 2021. 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 three years.

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: a cover letter describing relevant interests, preparation, and experience; a current curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations; any advising evaluations; and three letters of recommendation, at least one focused on teaching qualifications. All of this material is to be submitted at the link to be found at:

This submission process is a one-time online entry (incomplete applications cannot be submitted). Applicants will be notified by automated email when the application is received, and upon submission of each letter of recommendation.

 Applications are due by 5 pm CST on February 1, 2021; letters of reference will be accepted until 5 pm CST February 10, 2021. Please contact Sheree Trimuel-Jackson at for inquires.

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