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Doctoral Student Advisor

Appalachian State University
Perkinsville, NC
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Position Title Doctoral Student Advisor Working Location (City, State) Boone, NC Faculty Rank No Provide Rank Position Number 096141 Department College of Education - 260000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Position Summary Information

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned MA degree in education, counseling, or related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in education
  • Experience with graduate programs for adult professionals
  • Demonstrated high level of professional communication skills

License/Certification Required


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with student advising in a higher education setting
  • Experience with professional development for educators
  • Experience with development of informational materials
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage and analyze student/program data
  • Experience in supporting under-represented graduate students
  • Understanding of range of approaches to educational research
  • Familiarity with doctoral education, particularly in an online setting

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is designed for educational leaders in public schools, community colleges, universities, and community settings. Housed in the Leadership and Educational Studies Department of the Reich College of Education, the program's objective is to equip leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to act as agents of positive change in their organizations and communities. We encourage critical thinking, analytic rigor, and creative collaboration to address the complex and interlocking challenges of our time.

The Doctoral Student Advisor will serve as an integral member of the Doctoral Program and have responsibility for supporting doctoral students in their progress through the EdD program coursework. The Advisor will play a key role in orienting students to the doctoral program and providing academic advising as students move through the coursework phase of the program. The Advisor will monitor student progress through the program and take leadership in managing course registration processes and students' academic information. The Advisor will collaborate with faculty across the concentration areas of the EdD program to support student success and retention. The Advisor will also enrich the base of support resources available to students and assist in building professional and collegial connections across doctoral cohorts. The Advisor will report to the Director of the Doctoral Program.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Plan and implement orientation for incoming EdD students
  • Guide students' progression through doctoral coursework
  • Analyze data regarding students' academic progress and degree completion
  • Actively plan and conduct regular "check-in" listening/advising sessions
  • Engage in outreach for students needing intensive individualized support
  • Provide formative feedback on students' development as scholarly practitioners attuned to individual career goals
  • Gather, create, and disseminate student support and professional enrichment resources
  • Provide registration guidance and monitor student course registration
  • Consult regularly with concentration-based program directors/liaisons to ensure holistic student support across the EdD program
  • Coordinate community-building events for doctoral students
  • Support doctoral program recruitment and engagement
  • Collaborate with the doctoral program team on program activities
  • Serve as an active member of the Doctoral Consultative Committee

Type of Position Full Time Position Staff/Non-Faculty Staff/Non-Faculty Appointment Type 1.0 Work Schedule/Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00 pm Number of Hours Per Week 40 Number of Months Per Year 12 Mandatory Staff No Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with experience Physical Demands of Position


Posting Details Information

Posting Date 06/14/2024 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Evaluation of Applications Begins 07/01/2024 Proposed Date of Hire 08/15/2024 Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • List of 3 professional references with Contact Information
  • Statement of advising philosophy

Search Chair Name Vachel Miller Search Chair Email Quick Link Posting Number 201501456P

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