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Advisor - Jones College of Business (COB)

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Academic Advising, College of Business

Job Title

Advisor - Jones College of Business (COB)


Dean College Of Business


$42,114 - $51,870; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Advisors in the Jones College of Business (COB) will provide guidance to students in the major and minor programs associated with the departments of Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing. Applicants with Master of Science degrees Guidance, Master of Business Administration degrees, or master's degrees in other business disciplines are likely to be most successful in this role. The college Advisors will work with the following groups of students: Traditional Students, Prescribed Students, Academic Focus Students, Transfer Students and Traditional Students Meta Major as defined herein. Traditional Advisors will work with students from the point of matriculation to graduation. The primary role of a traditional Advisor is to provide educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. The traditional Advisor will monitor student progression and intervene as necessary to ensure students stay on track for graduation. The traditional Advisor is responsible for the retention of the students assigned to them and will have regular contact with the students to ensure they are aware of available interventions that could help the student succeed. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate student records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress and satisfaction. The Advisor will perform related tasks and special projects as assigned. Note: a flexible work schedule is required to accommodate student requests for advising after traditional work hours.

Required Education

Earned Master's degree at time of application. MS in Guidance, Education, MBA or other business discipline preferred. Note: A Bachelor's degree plus three (3) years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of a master's degree.

Required Related Experience

No experience required with a Master's degree.

Desirable Related Experience

Preference given to candidates with master's degrees (MS in Guidance, Education, MBA or other business discipline). Two (2) years' progressively responsible experience working with college students or young adults in an advising or career services counseling area in a college or university setting preferred. Demonstrated success with academic intervention practices. Peer mentoring/experience working with freshmen. Familiarity with AACSB/SACS accreditation standards preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: October 10, 2022

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