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Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunities

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Teaching Assistants help with First-Year Engineering courses, working with faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants. Duties include helping students during class, grading, assisting with office hours, attending weekly meetings with the teaching team, and other duties as assigned. This position is paid hourly, and the expectation is to work 8 to 12 hours per week with the possibility of working up to 15 hours per week occasionally. To apply, students must have completed First-Year Engineering course work (or equivalent) with a B- or better.

Fall 2019:  Currently not accepting applications.

If you have questions, visit the First-Year Engineering Operations Center in Armstrong Hall, Room B122 or e-mail:


First-Year Engineering Student Ambassador Team

Engineering Education is launching a student ambassador team to help promote First-Year Engineering students and their achievements, activities, and human-interest stories. Our new ambassador program is like an internship -  we are looking for 2-3 (max) hours per week. We’re looking for current First-Year Engineering students and First-Year Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (peer-teachers) who want to help promote the First-Year Engineering program for future Purdue Engineering students and our alumni fan base, build networking skills, and work behind the scenes of our social media presence. 
Paid Responsibilities and Duties
  • Meet weekly with ENE communication team and student ambassadors
  • Pitch and create at least one original digital media content per week (photo or video and text) that supports FYE goals and mission
  • Share information to peers about campus events relevant to Purdue Engineering; (optional) attend for feedback/write-up
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon by ENE communication leaders
  • Current First-Year Engineering student
  • Self-Motivated
  • Tech-Savvy (loves social media!)
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Reliable
  • Professional
  • Experience using a variety of social media platforms
Position runs August 2019 - May 2020. 
Contact Teresa Walker for more information and how to apply. 

Graduate Student Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistants help ENE faculty with instruction and instructional material development for First-Year Engineering courses. Duties range from lecturing, course material development, maintaining course management software, holding office hours, grading, mentoring Undergraduate TAs, and other duties as assigned.

Applications are accepted throughout the semester on an adhoc basis. Priority is given to applications for the Fall semester that are received by APRIL 1. For consideration, please print your completed APPLICATION. Attach an up-to-date CV/Resume and deliver it to the collection drop box in Armstrong Hall's First-Year Engineering Operations Center (Rm. B-122). Only complete applications with CV/resumes are considered. Preference given to PhD students and early program Master students. Typically, hiring decisions are made in April, and continue until all available positions are filled.

If you have application questions, please direct all emails to:

Faculty and Staff Employment Opportunities

Visiting Assistant Professor Position - School of Engineering Education 

The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in engineering education research ranging from pre-kindergarten through college and into engineering practice. At the time of position start, successful candidates must have a Ph.D or similar, with at least one degree in engineering, education, or a related field. The Visiting Assistant Professor will primarily teach in the first-year engineering (FYE) program, which consists of two foundational courses: ENGR 131 - Transforming Ideas to Innovation I, and, ENGR 132 - Transforming Ideas to Innovation II, which focus on the engineering design cycle and programming languages, specifically MATLAB.  Based on enrollment needs, the Visiting Assistant Professor may teach other courses in the FYE program or in the multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary (MDE/IDE) program.  The teaching load will be 2 courses in each of the academic year semesters. Other responsibilities will include pursuing an independent research program of the candidate’s interests and other duties as assigned. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and with the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to collegiality and interdisciplinarity, working with a diverse group of faculty and staff to maintain an inclusive climate. Candidates are encouraged to apply who have experience using active and collaborative learning pedagogies in the classroom, and a background mentoring and managing graduate and/or undergraduate students.  

The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University has experienced significant growth in the past decade and has a strong faculty core engaged in many areas of engineering education as well as in significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions, and with industrial partners. For more information about the School see  Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should explicitly address at least one of these areas in their application, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Submit applications including 1) a brief cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy and plans for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 4) research plans including funding possibilities, and 5) names, titles, and contact information for 4 references to Ms. Cindey Hays ( Candidates may be ABD at the time of application but should have their degree in hand at the start of the contract. For information or questions regarding applications contact the search committee chair, Tamara Moore at Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2018 and will continue until all positions are filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities, events, and industries. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran. 

ENE faculty and staff position openings are posted on Purdue University's Human Resource Services Web site. Learn more about our current faculty position openings.

Last Updated: August 4, 2019