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Requisition ID:  9711

Academic Advisor

Job Summary

The Academic Advisor will support the students within the School of Industrial Engineering.  Responsibilities include advising current students; meeting with prospective students and families; guiding students in developing a plan of study that meets degree requirements; and communicating and working with the College of Engineering, the Registrar, the Dean of Students and other University Offices to maximize student access and success.


Critical to the role is the effective planning, coordination, and support of a student’s academic experience to help guide them through the Industrial Engineering program in the manner that best meets their needs while satisfying the curriculum requirements. 



  • Master's degree
  • One (1) year of work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, counseling, teaching, and/or advising
  • Knowledge of academic advising
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with external business partners, students, faculty and staff
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment
  • Basic proficiency in software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook (Electronic email/Calendaring)



  • Familiarity with MyPurdue, Banner, COGNOS 
  • Basic understanding of industrial engineering principles and concepts
  • Knowledge of the Industrial Engineering undergraduate curriculum
  • Knowledge of Industrial Engineering opportunities


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.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette