Economics Academic Advisor/Lecturer

Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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Job description

The Department of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Wyoming is seeking an self-directed professional to provide leadership to academic and career advising to undergraduate economics majors and other student support services including resume and interview preparation, and to liaise with industry partners on internship and career employment opportunities and to organize student-oriented seminars and workshops with industry leaders. The Professional Advisory will assist with extracurricular experiences that build confidence in applying skill and competencies such business plan competitions and generally enhance the undergraduate student experience. The Professional Advisor will work closely with the Economics faculty and advising professionals in the College of Business and the University of Wyoming in carrying out their responsibilities. This is a 12 month position reporting to the department chair. The advisor may teach 1-2 sections of freshman level courses.

The Department of Economics offers BA/BS degrees in Economics in the College of Business, and currently serves over 120 undergraduate majors. The Department also offers MS and PhD degrees.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Essential Duties

Provide leadership to academic and career advising to undergraduate economics majors. Advise assigned students on semester-by-semester basis for course selection and scheduling, curriculum issues, questions or other degree related problems. Staff summer orientation advising sessions. Examine transcripts for transfer students and petitions including suspension/reinstatement requests. Assist students changing majors and help with degree audits for students prior to graduation. Work closely with the Economics faculty and advising professionals in the College of Business and the University of Wyoming.

Recruit new majors and minors, on and off campus. Meet with prospective students and parents and assist with recruitment programs.

Utilize the program EconHelp. Create web updates, social media, and assist the department with projects and tasks that enhance the undergraduate experience, including student organizations, workshops and seminars with industry leader. Assist with extracurricular experiences that build confidence in applying skill and competencies such as business plan competitions. Facilitate economics, mathematics, and writing support (e.g., tutor matching) as well as career preparation. Assist student with graduation applications. Enhance the undergraduate student experience

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Level Degree in student affairs, human resources, higher education, advising, counseling, leadership, industrial organization (IO) physiology, economics, finance, business administration/management or related disciplines and 1 year of comparable experience with academic advising methods in economics and experience with economics.

Excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

A Ph.D. degree or master’s degree in economics, business administration/management, human resources, or IO physiology are preferred.

Five years of relevant professional experience in higher education, government or industry is preferred.

How to apply

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references. Please contact Human Resources at (307) 766-2215 if you require assistance with this process.

For questions on the position, contact Economics Chair Jason Shogren at jramses@uwyo.edu (307) 766-5430.

Nestled between two mountain ranges in southeastern Wyoming, UW offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including year-round cultural and recreational activities. Located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 with a unique blend of sophistication and western hospitality, UW draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 75 countries.