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Texas Tech University Senior Academic Advisor in Lubbock, Texas

36584BR

Extended Job Title:

Senior Academic Advisor

Position Description:

Performs Academic Advising, educational, professional, or other advanced Academic Advising or training at the individual or group level as appropriate. Responsibilities may include assisting in the analysis of special and/or complex problems. May supervise Academic Advisors or other employees. Performance is based on individual advising effectiveness and overall program results obtained. Work is performed under standard supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Requisition ID:

36584BR

Travel Required:

None

Major/Essential Functions:

Performs Academic Advising, educational, professional, or other advanced Academic Advising or training at the individual or group level as appropriate. Responsibilities may include assisting in the analysis of special and/or complex problems. May supervise Academic Advisors or other employees. Performance is based on individual advising effectiveness and overall program results obtained. Work is performed under standard supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Administer regulations regarding academic program requirements set forth by the department and ABET requirement. Comply with TTU policies, procedures, and safety rules. Keep advising office open on a regular basis. Maintain files; advise students of their progress toward a mechanical engineering degree plan or the completion of a mechanical engineering degree plan. Compare degree requirements and content of courses offered with those of other colleges and universities. Keep all data/information updated for next ABET review. Perform duties of add/drops, registration, and instructor verification for department. Counsel students concerning course requirements, declaration of majors, transfers, grade point requirement, course substitutions, probation and/or suspension. Assist with student orientations, prepare & explain advising materials. Assist in preparation and maintenance of undergraduate student orientation materials, workshops, and seminars for the college. Represent the department in undergraduate orientation and advisor meetings on campus and in the college. Schedule courses; coordinate student preregistration; support student organizations and services. Maintain current files on enrollment and retention data. Monitor deficient grades; maintain files on grade changes. Assist the department's undergraduate director, monitor satisfaction of curricular requirements, assist with classroom scheduling, assist with record keeping and data management related to the ME program. Interact with alumni & industry representatives for student employment opportunities. Assist in exit interview process from undergraduate students. Coordinate undergraduate student recruitment program for the department. Coordinates domestic and international undergraduate recruitment.

Grant Funded?:

No

Minimum Hire Rate:

18.48

Pay Basis:

Hourly

Schedule Details:

8 to 5

Work Location:

Lubbock

Department:

Mechanical Engineering

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Group:

Academic Support Professionals

Shift:

Day

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required, plus one year relevant experience.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?:

No

About the Department and/or College:

Mechanical engineering is the largest major in the engineering college at Texas Tech University. The Department is ranked in the top 25 in producing B.S.M.E. graduates (a total of 274 schools reported) according to ASEE. In 2022-2023 academic year, the Department awarded 253 undergraduate degrees, 32 MS degrees, and 15 PhD degrees. In Fall 2023, the Department enrollment includes 145 graduate students and 641 undergraduate students who have met the requirements and been accepted to the ME program. In addition, another 873 first-year undergraduate students have their concentration set for ME and are working to complete the required foundational coursework/GPA requirements. This is a strong testament to the demand and strength for ME!

Safety Information:

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/payplan.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

About the University:

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

About Lubbock:Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

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