Advising Specialist – Department of Forensic & Investigative Science

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere


West Virginia University Department of Forensic & Investigative Science is currently accepting applications for an Advising Specialist. 

About the Opportunity

As an Advising Specialist, you will advise incoming 150 -250 freshman and sophomores to the FIS Department and also teach FIS191 classes.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week – check with HM before you use this as some will not be 37.5 hours and they do not want this included
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year, and the flexibility to use that time to care for immediate family members
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs

What you’ll do:

  • Actively participate on the Advising Committee and Undergraduate Training Committee of the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science.
  • Actively participate in College advisor training and development and committees pertaining to advising and undergraduate performance.
  • Serve on departmental Undergraduate Studies committee, record minutes, generate correspondence, and perform UGS entries into CIM system.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the Department and the College/University regarding undergraduate academic affairs
  • Serve as the coordinator of the Department’s Living Learning Community (LLC), including marketing and program development


  • Master’s Degree Required
  • One year Advising and college level teaching
  • Knowledge of forensic science or any other science related education and practice (Chemistry, Biology or Physics) (recommended)
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize basic business office software such as the Microsoft Office suite
  • Evidence of effective teaching skills
  • Knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of all ECAS and departmental admission standards and benchmarks
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and efficiently with students, particularly first and second year students
  • Highly self-directed and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and programs to support students in academic difficulty
  • Knowledge or ability to learn to work with Banner, SSC and Degree Work
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain data bases for the Undergraduate Studies Office
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn University policies and procedures

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia’s land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley – the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you’re a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Jul 22, 2022

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

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