Academic Advisor, KSR
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Charleston, IL 61920
The Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications from enthusiastic, student-centered candidates for a full-time, 10-month Academic Advisor position. The successful candidate will have the responsibility of advising undergraduate students in the areas of curricula, academic development, and career opportunities in the exercise science and sport management degree programs. The desired start date is February 3, 2020. Housed in the College of Health and Human Services, the Department strives to be prospective students’ first choice in the Midwest to earn an undergraduate degree in the areas of exercise science, physical education teacher certification, recreation administration, and sport management.
Master’s degree with experience in higher education academic advising or closely related experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills that foster professional and effective communication with a diverse student body, personnel across other departments at EIU, and other institutions. The ability to interpret and analyze academic transcripts is required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusivity are required.
The College and Department
The College of Health and Human Services was created in 2018 as a hub for health and human services related programs at Eastern Illinois University. The college fosters academic rigor and experiential learning, preparing students to become critical thinkers and leaders who advance the health and well-being of the communities they serve as professional practitioners and private citizens.
The Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation is the largest of the seven academic units of the college, and plays a critical role in fulfilling the interprofessional goals of the college through industry-driven degree options. The department is located in Lantz Arena, a high-volume recreation center and athletics venue, on the west side of EIU’s beautiful campus, and benefits from strong ties to EIU Campus Recreation and EIU Athletics. Approximately 20 faculty and staff, along with 500 graduate and undergraduate students, thrive in this energized, active learning environment. The Department offers rewarding undergraduate degree programs in recreation administration, sport management, exercise science, and physical education teacher education. Graduate degree programs include exercise physiology and sports administration. Program alumni are engaged in meaningful careers across the U.S., and are critical to successfully connecting current students with practicing professionals.
The University and Its Community
Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. The beautiful, 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,500 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.