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Requisition ID:  25696

Academic Program Manager - English

Job Summary

The Academic Program Manager (APM) develops, coordinates and executes undergraduate and graduate programming for the Department of English within the College of Liberal Arts. This position reports to the department Head and will assume a leadership role within the Department, working closely with faculty, students, and staff. The APM will be charged with interpreting research and teaching across multiple programs within the Department to help develop programming for undergraduate and graduate programs. The APM will oversee the administration of academic programs and implementation of the Department Head’s initiatives, working independently to create spreadsheets, manage data, and write reports to inform decision-making about programs. The APM will have functional supervisory responsibility over support staff and administrative supervision over student staff with duties related to academic programs. This position may teach the equivalent of 3 credit hours per semester in the College of Liberal Arts.


About the College:
The College of Liberal Arts is an emerging leader in innovative Liberal Arts education and scholarship. It is home to the nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, Degree+, and launched the campus Degree in 3 initiative. Purdue University and the College of Liberal Arts are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. All staff are expected to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.



  • Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field 
  • Three (3) years of experience in communications, administrative, student services, or office management experience
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education will be accepted 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint / Filelocker, and ability/willingness to learn other job-specific skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, especially the ability to interact professionally and collegially with diverse faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members
  • Excellent communication, planning, problem-solving, and organizational skills, including relationship-building with internal and external constituents
  • Ability to manage competing demands, prioritize and organize work assignments, supervise staff effectively and work independently to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage, analyze, and interpret data
  • Comprehension of electronic and social media communication tools
  • Initiative and willingness to learn new skills, embrace changing technology and interpret and communicate policies and procedures
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and solve problems independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge in one or more of the Department’s subject areas of academic procedures and structures



  • Master’s or another advanced degree in English or a related field
  • Curriculum development and classroom instruction experience and evidence of an excellent record in higher education instruction


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary 
  • 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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