Assistant In Undergraduate Advising

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Academic Advising/Support
Department:13020100 - COTA-ART-DIRECTOR

Classification Title:

Assistant In

Job Description:

School of Art + Art History

Faculty (non-tenure accruing)

Assistant In Undergraduate Advising

Position: Full-time, 12 month, promotion accruing faculty

Date of Expected Hire: Flexible with intent to hire by May 2024

Salary: $54, 000; eligible for comprehensive benefits package.

The School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) in the College of the Arts (COTA) seeks an Assistant in Undergraduate Advising.  This dynamic position supports students in successfully navigating the undergraduate experience from prospective student inquiries all the way through graduation and alumni relations.  This is a faculty position with built-in promotion opportunities that include salary increases, where you receive support, mentorship, and rich opportunities for professional development and growth. We invite you to become a part of our strong community helping burgeoning artists and scholars to achieve their goals and become catalysts for change on local and global levels – to really make a difference in our world!

Applicants need to have an understanding of college student development and be familiar with National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) standards for academic advisors. The ideal candidate will have experience working with diverse populations and be detail-oriented with a proven ability to prioritize responsibilities.  The successful candidate will also be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, knowing when to bring in collaborators. Having an appreciation for the visual arts and design will enable you to more fully experience the positive impact this position can have in our community.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. 

Responsibilities: This position will work alongside the current academic advisor to carry out the diverse portfolio of responsibilities of the SA+AH advising office. This position requires occasional participation in job-related activities outside of traditional work hours.

  • Advise undergraduate students in UF and SA+AH on academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admission to SA+AH majors.
  • Advise students in the development and achievement of their academic and career goals.
  • Work with multiple special populations: academically at-risk students, dual-degree students, PaCE students, transfer students, and a variety of minor and certificate students.
  • Lead approval of minors, PaCE transitions, schedule adjusts after drop/add, and SA+AH annual scholarship processes.
  • Participate in UF’s orientation programs for freshmen and new transfer students.
  • Participate in SA+AH, COTA, and UF programs and initiatives related to student support and recruitment.
  • Provide leadership in coordinating with SA+AH Faculty and COTA to support alumni tracking and improve alumni connections to forge stronger connections between members of the SA+AH community both before and after graduation.
  • Provide leadership in supporting diverse student populations.
  • Assist in management of the SA+AH Student Ambassadors program.
  • Serve as a liaison to other schools and centers in the college and other offices across campus. 
  • Improve and adapt content, processes, and procedures to better serve SA+AH students, faculty, and staff.
  • Contribute service to the School, College, and University communities.

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History nurtures a culture of critical inquiry in our scholarly and creative work. Our educational mission is to empower each student with knowledge, skills, and insight to engage thoughtfully with our changing world. The SA+AH believes that art, design, and scholarship are critical to our local, university, regional, national, and international communities. We pursue positive transformation and impact through socially engaged, local and global education, research, and creative works. Our community asks challenging questions, takes risks, and strives for excellence through an interdisciplinary, inclusive, and often collaborative practice. School of Art + Art History faculty publish, curate, and exhibit widely and internationally. They bring their scholarship and production into their teaching, offering innovative, engaged learning experiences to their students. We foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through mutual respect and acceptance, assuming the best in others to enable a culture where everyone can flourish. Degree programs include the BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Areas of study include art education, art history, design, museum studies, and studio art. The school has 400 undergraduate students enrolled in our majors and 190 graduate students in our residential programs and online art education MA. Also a part of the School of Art + Art History are the 4Most Gallery and the University Galleries—University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery —which provide exhibition space for contemporary art, including student work. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond.  We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami. 

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

In addition to salary, the University of Florida (UF) offers low cost State Health plans, a number of Dental plans to fit you and your family’s needs, and Vision. Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare is also available. Optional plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available.

UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, personal leave days, and family medical leave. FACULTY employees accrue approximately 22 vacation days annually, 13 sick days annually, and 4 personal leave days, typically used during the holiday closing period (accruals based on full-time employment). UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24-month period.

Build a retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans.

UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides big savings at various business and retailers!

Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here: FACULTY Benefits

Expected Salary:

$54, 000; eligible for comprehensive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of capacity to collaborate with faculty, students, and staff
  • Evidence of skill in designing and facilitating work that advances curiosity, inclusion, open intellectual discourse, and the well-being of all in an environment of complex diversities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, or related fields
  • Relevant work experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Evidence of work accuracy and attention to detail
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 3, 2024 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by June 3, 2024.  Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. 

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system.  Online applications must include the following:

  1. A detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references.

The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference. 

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to:

Dana Myers, Senior Associate In Undergraduate Advising

Chair, Undergraduate Academic Advisor


The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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