Academic Advisor / Lecturer



Job description

Highland Heights, KY

Department: Biological Sciences

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Position Number: tbd

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The Biological Sciences Department seeks applications for a Non- Tenure Track Renewable Lecturer /Academic Advisor beginning Spring 2020.

More information about the program can be found in the web page

Primary Responsibilities

This is primarily an academic advisor position. The individual hired may teach up to 2 courses per semester during the academic year, depending on advising loads. In addition, participation in orientation and recruiting events, advising luncheons, and Master Advisor training is required. These are academic year appointments with some summer orientation and advising duties covered by a separate stipend.


  • A Master’s degree in biology or related field is required.
  • Preferred candidates will have several years of experience related to academic advising, be familiar with advising and student management software systems and have a working knowledge of higher education policies and procedures that relate to student success.
  • Preferred candidates should be able to articulate an understanding of student development theory and exhibit a strong commitment to delivery of high-quality academic advising.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and exceptional communication skills will be valued for this position.
  • A commitment to work effectively with diverse student populations and first generation students is required.
  • Candidates should expect to work in a fast-paced environment; learn and communicate continually changing and detailed information and maintain accurate, up-to-date student records for a large caseload.
  • This position requires collaboration with advisors, faculty, and success partners on campus to create a welcoming and supportive network for students.

Screening of applications will begin January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/statement of interest that includes the candidate’s personal philosophies on advising and teaching and on the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity in higher education and advising, transcripts, and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references. Application materials should be submitted electronically at Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to Dr. Patrick Schultheis, Chair of the Biological Sciences Department. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to NKU Human resources at [email protected] or call (859) 572-5200.

Priority Application Deadline January 13, 2020.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree

Requisition Number: 2019F448

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

Apply online

Northern Kentucky University is a learner-centered metropolitan university where excellent teaching, scholarship, professional service, institutional service, and engagement with the public are valued and rewarded. Northern Kentucky University is committed to promoting a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.