Job Requisition Number: 24057. The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) offers Undergraduate and Graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research that focuses on the integration of structure and function that influences the biology, ecology, and evolution of organisms. It investigates integration at all levels of organization from molecules to the biosphere, and in all branches of the tree of life: plants, animals, fungi, and microbes.
The name reflects the belief that the study of biological systems is best approached by incorporating many perspectives. This department brings together a diversity of disciplines that complement one another to unravel the complexity of biology. They incorporate the physical sciences and engineering, and the social sciences, as appropriate, to problems they are addressing. The department works with animals, plants and other organisms and our research spans the levels of the biological hierarchy from molecules to ecosystems.
Integrative Biology takes a whole-organism approach, extending from the genome and proteome through organismal traits (phenotypes), to communities and ecosystems. This unique multi-dimensional approach underpins the graduate program, where students combine observational, experimental, and comparative approaches with the development of theory, and apply concepts and techniques from the biological sciences and other disciplines.
•Provide advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including admission to the major, progression, and requirement matters for the department/college. •Determine barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, help students recognize these key non-academic issues, and make appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and/or assistance from other units. •Assist students in making informed decisions, setting short- and long-term goals, and fulfilling the requirements of the B.A. in IB. •Monitor academic progress toward completion of the major, including advising students at risk of failing and/or falling below the minimum GPA requirement. •Use a thorough knowledge of the curricular requirements of all IB major tracks, as well as various research opportunities, post-baccalaureate programs and careers to recommend programs of study that will allow students to successfully meet their goals. •Advise students on a wide range of course possibilities and/or ways to complete degree requirements that may not be clearly defined. •Evaluate and advise students seeking to petition for exceptions to departmental and college requirements. •Advise new and continuing faculty on departmental/college policies and procedures related to academic advising matters; regularly update faculty advisor handbook.
•Serve as the lead transfer student advisor for IB and co-facilitate a weekly IB/MCB transfer student seminar in fall semesters to promote a successful transition to Berkeley; develop orientation materials for Golden Bear Advising; monitor first semester enrollment of transfer students to ensure academic success; applies articulated courses to program/degree requirements. •Serve as the lead advisor for students on probation in the major. Establish regular check-ins with probation students, monitor academic progress, and connect with campus resources as needed; develop and maintain intervention strategies, resources, and advising structures to support students in academic difficulty; in consultation with head faculty advisor, evaluate student cases and make recommendations for students to continue on probation or dismiss from the major. •Provide programmatic support in the planning and implementation of high visibility events (IB and MCB commencement ceremonies, Cal Day, Golden Bear Orientation), and workshops for intended and declared students, e.g. research opportunities, enrichment programs. •Attend workshops, seminars and classes to remain up-to-date on national student advising issues and best practices as well as university and campus policies and procedures. •Assist with general undergraduate affairs office responsibilities that includes providing support to MCB in the areas of student services and advising on an as needed basis, collaborating with the IB Curriculum Planner in determining course scheduling needs for student progression to graduation, supervision of work-study students, and other additional duties as assigned.•Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. •Demonstrated customer service orientation and excellent customer service skills. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated effectiveness in active listening and interpersonal communication skills. •Skilled in problem identification, reasoning, and the ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. •Demonstrated ability to make consistent and sound recommendations, and delivers clear judgement in the application of policies affecting students. •Demonstrated discretion and sensitivity in dealing with urgent and/or confidential situations. •Ability to identify and effectively address the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. •Strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and student body. •Ability to work under pressure to meet strict and multiple timelines. •Ability to conceptualize, design, and implement undergraduate enrichment programs, which involve multiple tasks, priorities, and deadlines. •Ability to be resourceful, creative, innovative, and flexible. •Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor, and as a team member. •Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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