Purdue University - Academic Advisor - School of Industrial Engineering

Purdue University -School of Industrial Engineering
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Supporting the holistic academic experience of a student requires effective planning and coordination – between the advisor and student, the student and faculty, the advisor and faculty, and the advisor and the university at-large. This position helps guide Industrial Engineering (IE) students through the IE program in a manner that best meets their needs while satisfying the IE curriculum requirements and their overall professional and personal development.

Duties will include: advising current students, and meeting with prospective students and families; guide student in developing a plan of study that meets degree requirements; communicate and collaborate with other School advising staff, the College of Engineering, the Registrar, the Dean of Students and other University Offices, to maximize student access and success.  Empower students to be active responsible learners and assist them in making well-informed decisions.  This position also ensures that the department and students execute the appropriate policies and procedures to move the students through the process, and creation and maintenance of appropriate records.

Developing knowledge of the IE undergraduate curriculum, broader engineering principles and concepts, the discipline of IE, and direction of the IE profession are key drivers of success in this position.


  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field
  • One year of student advising, recruitment, or other student-facing experience
  • Excellent communication (oral/written) and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of academic advising
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and administer academic policy as necessary
  • Must be able to collaborate with faculty, staff students and parents
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and resolve conflict
  • Basic skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


  • Master’s degree in Student Services, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or field related to the majors advised
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University
  • Familiarity with MyPurdue, Banner, COGNOS

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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