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Undergraduate Major Advisor (4576U) - 36557
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Undergraduate Major Advisor (4576U) - 36557
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Undergraduate Education
    Academic Advising
    Administration - General

Undergraduate Major Advisor (4576U) - 36557

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Department of History is rated one of the top academic programs nationally and globally. As one of the largest teaching departments in the College of Letters and Science, enrolling over 8000 students in 150 courses each year, our courses serve campus and department graduation requirements across the University. The department is comprised of 50 tenure-track faculty, 30 emeriti, and 11 career staff. Annual hires include 15-20 visiting instructors, 25-30 visiting scholars, approximately 230 academic student employee appointments, and 10-15 casual employees. With approximately 100 graduate students, 250 undergraduate majors, and 100 minors, students in our program are able to select from a broad range of fields of study.

The Undergraduate Advisor administers several aspects of the department's undergraduate program with a high level of independence and autonomy. This position is responsible for advising/counseling a cohort of undergraduate students and provides administrative and policy analysis on a range of issues relevant to the undergraduate major. This position is also responsible for supporting the curriculum and resources related to the senior thesis and management of the Honors Program. This position works collaboratively with the departmental advising team and supports the Director of Student Services, the Committee on the History Undergraduate Major (CHUM) and the Department Chair on administration of undergraduate student services, interpretation/implementation of university and department policies, and formulation of department policy by advising on areas needing clarification and identifying solutions.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 06/09/2022.


Academic Advising and Student Support

    Program Management:


      Student Group Management

        Honors Program

          Career Advising

            Policy, Courses and Curricula Consultation

              Professional Development

                Required Qualifications


                    Preferred Qualifications

                      Salary & Benefits

                      This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $62,300.00 - $90,700.00.

                      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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

                      Diversity Statement

                      Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

                      Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

                      Other Information

                      This is a hybrid position, with 40% remote work eligibility.

                      Conviction History Background

                      This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

                      Equal Employment Opportunity

                      The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

                      For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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