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Senior Faculty Director for Pre-Professional Advising

Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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The Senior Faculty Director for Pre-Professional Advising is a key member of the Center for Advising Resources and Support team and reports to the Director. Creighton's Center for Advising Resources and Support (CARS) is a collaborative hub for advising. This is a 12-month position and includes opportunities for teaching and faculty research. Key responsibilities for the center include pre-professional advising, campus collaboration in advising and retention, supporting usage of Creighton's student success management and advising software, and coordinating Creighton's first-year experience program with campus partners.


• Lead CARS initiatives related to pre-professional advising;
• Enhance and coordinate pre-professional communities;
• Serve as the lead coordinator for the school of medicine committee letter process;
• Collaborate as the CARS liaison to the professional schools;
• Contribute to advisor development resources such as webinars, speakers and newsletter articles;
• Assist in retention and completion efforts for all students, engaging with campus partners in outreach, referral and support;
• Opportunities for teaching, faculty research, and student involvement;
• Participate in recruitment efforts, serving as a resource for prospective students and families in collaboration with partners in admissions; and
• Support faculty and staff across campus with pre-professional advising questions and resources.
  • At all times employees are expected to uphold Creighton's core values and demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment, while adhering to all University Ethical Standards of Conduct, rules, regulations, and job requirements, including required educational trainings.
  • Campus-wide leader for pre-professional advising and pre-professional community development, including serving as a liaison to the professional schools and participating in undergraduate recruitment efforts
  • Provide direct advising help to students individually or in groups, instructing various pre-professional community seminars
  • Coordinate the Creighton pre-medical committee letter process
  • Participate in general advising and support efforts, initiatives, and events related to the overall operation of CARS and Student Success as well as other duties as assigned.


• Master's Degree required
• An individual who holds faculty rank in the College of Arts & Sciences
• Tenured faculty members will retain status and rank in the College of Arts & Sciences
• Experience with academic advising, pre-health advising, and/or the Ratio Studiorum Program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Excellent communication skills in writing, speaking and presenting
• Works independently and as part of a team
• Maintains accurate student records and handles student records ethically in accordance with FERPA, consistently documenting all student interactions in the Creighton Connect holistic advising and support system
• Fosters student growth and reflection.
• Collaborates across campus departments with both faculty and staff
• Proficient in MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook

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