Graduate Student Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistants assist an instructor and the First-Year Instructional Support Team with the successful execution of our First-Year Engineering courses (ENGR 13000/13100/13200/13300). Duties range from maintaining course management software, overseeing evening help sessions, grading, mentoring Undergraduate TAs, and other duties as assigned.

Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are due by April 1, 2022. For consideration, please read the following document (PDF) which includes a link to the application.

If you have application questions, please direct all emails to:  fye-opscenter@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunities

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Teaching Assistants help with First-Year Engineering courses, working with instructors and Graduate Teaching Assistants. Duties include helping students during class, grading, attending weekly meetings with your teaching team, assisting with Help Sessions, 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 (ENGR 19500, 13000, 13100, 13200, 13300 or equivalent) with a B or better. This position qualifies for Federal Work Study; please inform us about your FWS when applying.

Fall 2022:  Applications are currently being accepted. For consideration, complete the online application.

Questions? Email the First-Year Engineering Operations Center: fye-opscenter@purdue.edu

Faculty and Staff Employment Opportunities

Visiting Assistant Professor Program: Position Opening Summer 2022

This program provides the opportunity to gain experience in research, teaching and service in Engineering Education in a non-tenure track position. This is a perfect opportunity for newly graduated PhD students, or really for anyone, looking to gain more experience to become Tenure-Tracked Faculty in the field. VAPs are usually appointed for one year with the possibility of extended it to two years. Most of our former VAPs has used the program as a launchpad for their careers beyond Purdue.

Here are some examples of where former VAPs are:

Dr. Stephen Secules, Assistant Professor, STEM Transformation Institute; SUCCEED, College of Engineering & Computing, Florida International University  

Dr. Matilde Sanchez-Pena, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Buffalo

Dr. Jason Morphew, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University  

Dr. Li Tan, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education Systems and Design PhD Program, Arizona State University

Dr. Joana Marques-Melo, Entrepreneur, STEM Graduate Professional Development Consultant.

Link coming soon for open position


Administrative Assistant

Provide assistance for the Assistant Head of First-Year Engineering, the Director of Communications, and several Engineering Education (ENE) faculty. Assist in course evaluations, coordinating semester board meetings, and alumni events. Additional duties include travel and reimbursement, copying classwork, maintaining forms/reports that contain confidential information; assist with organizing database entries; materials and visuals for programs; organize meetings; compose, format and proof correspondence and other necessary documents.

Full Posting and How to Apply



Last Updated: June 22, 2022