Undergraduate Engineering Research Program Assistant Director

Purdue University   •  

West Lafayette, IN

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

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Job Summary

The Undergraduate Engineering Research Program Assistant Director provides leadership and is responsible for both the strategic and day-to-day management of the undergraduate research initiatives within the College of Engineering. This includes implementing the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program that consists of ~150 undergraduates each summer from Purdue and other institutions.

The Assistant Director is the primary contact for any individual or group interested in participating in undergraduate research in the College of Engineering. Additionally, the Assistant Director will collaborate with Purdue's Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) on campus-wide initiatives that enhance the undergraduate research experience of engineering students.


  • Master's degree in Engineering or a related technical field
  • Three (3) years of experience in higher education programs involving students, administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Supervisory experience
  • Understanding of the academic research process
  • Ability to understand and effectively articulate the impact or contributions of research, education, or engagement of a scientific project/research/researcher/educator
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse audiences including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and external stakeholders
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • High level skills in Microsoft Office software


  • PhD in engineering or related technical discipline

Additional Information:

  • All applicants must upload a cover letter that includes their:
  1. specific career experiences which indicate unique qualifications for the position
  2. motivation for applying
  3. vision for growth in engineering undergraduate research
  • 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.