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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Industrial Engineering


Purdue University

Date Posted:

May 16 2022 12:20PM

Close Date:

Jun 10 2022

Position Description

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.

Application Process

Candidates may apply here:

Institution Information

Purdue University has an enrollment of over 41,000 undergraduate (75%) and graduate students (23%). Approximately 2,000 full-time faculty teach and conduct research in Purdue's 157 principle buildings with 377 total buildings on 2,307 acres. Purdue University's schools include: agriculture; consumer and family science; education; engineering; liberal arts; management; pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences; nursing; science; technology; and veterinary medicine. Purdue offers 6,700 courses in 200 specializations. For more than a quarter century, Purdue University has been the largest or second largest in undergraduate engineering enrollment in the country. Purdue research exceeds $347.1 million a year using more than 400 research labs. The University's decentralized 14 library system contains over 2.3 million volumes of information, including a substantial psychology library that has merged with the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education library located in Stewart Center. Purdue University is committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive community that values the inherent worth and value of every person. A few notable policies highlight this commitment and are found below.

Additional Information

At Purdue IE, we’re actively involved in finding ways to overcome today’s societal grand challenges. We are advancing engineering learning, discovery, and engagement through our revolutionary “ReThink IE” initiative to have a continuous transformative impact on the IE discipline and society.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Pearson:


Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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