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Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Academic Advising

Academic Advisor

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Academic Advising is welcoming applications for a new Academic Advisor.

The academic advisor in the Freshman Advising Center will assist students of all majors during their first year at Ball State University. Our dedicated team of advisors work together to conduct intrusive advising to help all students succeed.

This position will serve as academic advisor to approximately 300 first-year students; support students in understanding and meeting academic requirements; assist students in building and maintaining state-mandated four-year degree maps; promote strategies for student success; conduct outreach to at-risk students; advise transfer students who have not attained sophomore classifications; serve as referral agent to other university services; facilitate the transition of students from the Freshman Advising Center to the Upper Division Advising Center.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited university or college by date of appointment. One year of related experience. One year of experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Full-time experience in academic advising in higher education.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume, advising philosophy statement, and cover letter addressed to Mark Parkison. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 27, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...