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Available Position: Academic Advisor Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences University of Maryland-College Park

Best Consideration Date: July 18, 2018


This is a full-time professional academic advising position in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP) advising office.  The HESP department serves approximately 200 undergraduate students.  Duties primarily include providing academic advising and other services to support the mission of the undergraduate program in Hearing and Speech Sciences


Advise and assist declared Hearing and Speech Science (HESP) undergraduate majors and minors on degree requirements, academic policies, and course selection requirements during mandatory advising meetings each semester.  Maintain accurate and complete student records.

Lead freshman and tranfer student orientation sessions.  Provide support and academic resources for students experiencing academic challenges.  Act as liaison beween HESP department and BSOS College Advising office.  Assist Director of Undergraduate Studies and Department Chair in scheduling classes


A Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years professional experience advising students at the college level is required.  Candidates must have exceptional oral and written communication skills and have demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining supportive relationships with students, co-workers, administrators, and faculty members.  The ideal candidate will have excellent student counseling and advising skills, experience working with diverse populations and sensitivity to undergraduate student concerns.  Must possess strong assessment, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal.  Multitasking skills are essential.


Master's degree preferred.  Special consideration will be given to candidates with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in communication sciences and disorders or a relative discipline.  Experience in higher education advising preferred.  Knowledge of University of Maryland, College Park requirements, policies, and information management systems.

Application Process

Please complete an online application at (job position #123980).  Required matieral include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and online reference names and email addresses of three reference providers.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For best consideration, submit your application by July 18th, 2018.  For questions, contact Kate Skinker via email 

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.