Job Description
Req Id:  28376
Job Title:  Program Manager, Semiconductor Initiative
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Program Manager, Semiconductor Initiative will direct and manage the international research, education, and training programs and partnership relationships associated with the Purdue Semiconductor Initiative.  Working in conjunction with respective faculty leads, international partners, and relevant Purdue units, the position will support the semiconductor initiative through developing, managing, and assessing faculty and student mobility programs; facilitating collaboration and support international research and development (R&D) efforts; managing and assessing relevant education and training programs to meet workforce development goals; providing financial stewardship and meeting project reporting requirements; and leveraging partners and Purdue resources to support corporate relationships and provide event planning and execution support. The position will supervise program support staff and implement, assess, and improve operational and program plans to achieve and expand measurable results and outcomes in supporting the research and workforce development objectives of the semiconductor initiative within the budgets of the associated projects and programs. The position will report to the Assistant Dean of GEPP and the Purdue Chief Semiconductor Officer (CSO) and support the faculty leads of semiconductor initiatives. The position will also be expected to develop effective working relationships with units and offices within Purdue as well as with domestic and international partners and government organizations.

Who We Are

The College of Engineering at Purdue University is among the best and largest Engineering schools in the world. With nearly 16,000 engineering students and over 500 tenure track faculty in the college, this position has ample opportunity to have an impact at one of the world’s most influential universities.


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What We Are Looking For



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, STEM discipline, or other related discipline
  • A minimum of 4-5 years of experience in program and/or personnel management in technology or education projects and programs
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered



  • Master’s degree (with at least one degree in engineering, science, technology, management, or other related field)
  • Experience in higher education international engagement and/or research programs
  • 3-4 years of program management experience



  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Project and personnel management and organizational skills
  • Effective cross-cultural communication and teamwork, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Detail-oriented and ability to delegate, prioritize, and manage multiple competing deadlines and objectives
  • Ability to maintain composure under stress and tight schedule
  • Ability to work with faculty effectively
  • Ability to travel internationally



  • Foreign language skills
  • Semiconductor related experiences
  • Event planning and execution experience

Additional Information

  • This position is subject to funding availability
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University 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
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days


Posting Start Date:  9/20/23