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| ||Application Review Date |
| ||The First Review Date for this job is: July 3, 2014. |
| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||The Anthropology Department includes 28 faculty, 15-25 visiting scholars and Post Doctoral researchers, as well as 10 scientific wet laboratories, teaching laboratories and a technology laboratory. In addition, there are a number of field schools and research sites, both inside the US and in foreign countries, at which the department maintains facilities. The department has approximately 350 undergraduate students and offers a PhD. in Anthropology with specialty subfields, a PhD. in Medical Anthropology, and an MA in Folklore. Approximately 6000 students take courses from the department annually. |
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||NOTE: This is a 1 year contract appointment with the possibility of extension. |
Provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and academic matters for major. Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department (e.g., academic probation, dismissal). Advises on special eligibility requirements such as Honors programs/fellowships/scholarships. Advises students on a wide range of course possibilities and/or ways to complete degree requirements that may not be clearly defined.
Participates in planning academic curriculum in collaboration with chair and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure students' progress through course sequences, avoid conflicts, and ensure compliance with campus-wide policies.
Advises on transfers from other institutions such as those in the midst of degree completion and courses in other programs. Evaluates and advises students in petitions for exceptions to departmental/school/college requirements. Confirms that students have met requirements for degree completion when there are no clear precedents or articulations, such as interdisciplinary programs or when transfer work is involved.
Provides support to the curriculum committee, advising on courses that should be taught, ways to aid students in progress to the degree, and ways to mentor students. Assists with all other student services related matters as necessary.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| || Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in student advising and counseling techniques, multiple majors, college/school policies, procedures, and requirements. |
Demonstrated skills in the areas of customer service; maintaining trust and confidentiality; organization and attention to detail; and exercising good judgment within policy parameters.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; multi task and meet deadlines.
Excellent analytical skills.
Demonstrated computer proficiency to create and use databases and other computer-based tools.
| ||Preferred Qualifications |
| ||UC Berkeley undergraduate advising experience. |
Background in Anthropology.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||Annual, Fulltime, Hiring Range: $42,000 - $66,100 depending upon experience |
This is a 1 year contract appointment with the possibility of continuation.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
| ||How to Apply |
| ||Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. |
| ||Equal Employment Opportunity |
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