Director of Faculty Advising

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Work type: Faculty Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty, Academic Administration

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, the Director of Faculty Advising will provide senior-level leadership for strategically advancing and supporting the faculty advising model at the University; initiating and sustaining partnerships with academic units to foster holistic academic advising; and creating resources and supports to advance these goals. This position will work closely with the Student Success team, particularly the Office of Academic Advising.

Essential Functions

Working with partners across campus and drawing on current research and practice, the Director of Faculty Advising will shape and implement a faculty advising mission that highlights the unique nature of faculty-student advising relationships. Additionally, the Director will oversee efforts to:

  • Promote a campus culture that values and recognizes the importance of faculty advising
  • Collaborate with the student success analyst on the collection, analysis and sharing of data around current faculty advising practices
  • Direct programs and training to advance student persistence and student success
  • Design, conduct, maintain, and evaluate faculty development programs relating to academic advising
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across campus to define and communicate dynamic advising roles and expectations to faculty advisors
  • Represent faculty advising perspectives at relevant student success meetings
  • Collaborate with First-Year Seminar director regarding faculty professional development and trainings

The Director is also responsible for collaborating with other Student Success team members to evaluate the quality and success of the efforts described above.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an appointed faculty member at the University of Denver
  • Have demonstrated interest in and knowledge of academic advising and student success
  • Demonstrate interest in and knowledge of the areas of faculty development and/or organizational development
  • Have experience as an academic advisor


  1. Successfully designing, updating, and implementing faculty advisor training and relevant training materials.
  2. Initiating and maintaining relationships/conversations with department chairs and associate deans around faculty advisor responsibilities and support.
  3. Improved campus-wide understanding of faculty advising role and expectations.
  4. Collaborate with staff and administrators to recognize high quality academic advising across the university, cultivate a community of advising leaders, and develop a university-wide vision for advising.

Application Instructions

Interested faculty members should submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, outlining their interest in the position
  • A statement of Advising Philosophy

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on March 24, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

This is a 12-month appointment. The faculty selected will receive one (1) course release and an administrative stipend of $8,500 for full year. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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