Utah State University

Academic Advisor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/10/2023 10:06 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Humanities & Social Sci
CHaSS Advising
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The chosen candidate for the Academic Advisor  will advise for the Communication Studies and Philosophy Department programs within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The position will help students craft a successful academic experience, including the development of a culture of empowering student success, engagement through inside and outside-the-classroom opportunities, and the transition to meaningful careers. The selected candidate will likely work closely with individual academic departments and their programs.


  • Assist students with creating and managing a program of study that maximizes their 1) potential for success while in school, 2) graduation in a timely manner, and 3) opportunities to reach academic and career goals after graduation.
  • Provide student with correct up-to-date academic information about university graduation requirements.
  • Track students' academic progress and inform them of their status in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the assigned departments to recruit and retain high quality students.
  • Participate in assessment activities, including assisting department decision-makers with information about course enrollment and program information.
  • Develop expertise in academic advising tools such as: DegreeWorks, Banner, Aggie Handshake, etc.
  • Assist students in the exploration of their educational goals, including possible areas of study, class selection, connecting students to curricular and extracurricular opportunities, and exploring career and graduate school opportunities.
  • Help students to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in areas of study as well as providing them information about alternatives, limitations, and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  • Maintain familiarity with available campus resources and effectively connect students to campus resources when appropriate.
  • Recommend students for a variety of awards and scholarships.
  • Maintain and update student files to effectively track student progress.
  • Assist in other areas as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educational background in communications, humanities, social sciences or a related field.
  • Understanding of developmental academic advising processes.
  • Experience with the software programs DegreeWorks, Banner, and/or Aggie Handshake.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has played an instrumental role teaching independent thinking and discovery at Utah State University since 1888. Students in our college confront the great questions and controversies that exist. They learn about the forces that have shaped our world and develop skills to tackle its most pressing challenges. Our graduates are creative problem-solvers with a passion for making a difference. The education they receive prepares them to address the problems of today and to succeed wherever their career path takes them tomorrow (chass.usu.edu).

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed