Academic Adviser

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – H – Exempt
  • 04 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Full/Part Time:


The Eberly College of Science is seeking an Academic Adviser committed to supporting student success, primarily for science students in the Penn State 2+2 program. The college advising team has special focus on pre-health professions advising, and advising students interested in the premedicine and science major. The primary duties of this individual will be to support the academic success and transition to University Park for change of campus students, and to serve as a liaison to science students and advisors at the Penn State Commonwealth campuses. Duties will include advising change of campus students, providing academic advising to assigned students, and assisting students in navigating University policies and procedures and program curricula. This individual will also be responsible for Commonwealth campus outreach, including providing information, guidance, and feedback to campus partners. This position assists with the Science Dean Scholars (SDS) program, a scholarship program for change of campus science students at University Park, including program events, program reports, teaching program seminars and collaboration with other offices that support the SDS program. Some travel to Commonwealth campuses will be necessary. The successful candidate will have a strong background in academic advising with a proven track record and commitment to serving diverse student populations. We are seeking an individual who is committed to working with the advising team to provide high quality service to students and who will work to enhance the climate for the diverse student population in the College. Adherence to the Eberly College of Science Code of Mutual Respect is expected. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of the Science Advising Center and the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in counseling or related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Applicants with a science background and familiarity with Penn State’s multicampus structure are preferred. Other required skills include attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication. A willingness to travel to other Penn State campuses are required. Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint is expected. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088