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Academic Program Manager

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Requisition ID: 20149
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

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.

The Academic Program Manager will develop, coordinate, and execute undergraduate programming and curriculum for the Department of Philosophy within the College of Liberal Arts. The Manager will take a leadership role within the department working closely with faculty, students, and University administrative staff. The Manager will understand and interpret philosophical research and teaching to develop programming for undergraduates as well as to create communication content along various platforms, including:  website, social media and promotional materials. The Manager will oversee the administration of the undergraduate program, supervise students, and the implementation of the department head's initiatives by working independently to create spreadsheets, manage data, and write reports to inform decision-making about the program. The Manager may teach occasional courses to support strategic initiatives. The Manager will provide consultation to other CLA academic units on curriculum and reorganization, as requested by the Dean.


  • Masters degree in Philosophy. 
  • Minimum 1 year of communications, administrative, student services, or office management experience. 
  • Equivalent combination of experience and education will be accepted.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact in a professional capacity with diverse faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. 
  • Evidence of an excellent record in higher education instruction.  
  • Excellent communication, planning, problem solving, and organizational skills including relationship building with internal and external constituents is essential.  
  • 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.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, and SharePoint required. 
  • Comprehension of and facility with electronic and social media communication tools is preferred.  
  • Demonstrate Initiative and willingness to learn new skills, embrace changing technology, interpret, and communicate policies, and procedures.  
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and solve problems independently. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.  
  • Knowledge in philosophy; knowledge of academic procedures and structures. 


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely related field.  
  • Prior administrative experience, particularly at Purdue.

Additional Information:  

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary https://bit.ly/3t7vcRd  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  https://bit.ly/3t7vcRd 
  • 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 
How to apply
Application type Online
apply online https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-lafayette-Academic-Program-Manager-IN-47906/894196300/
Web address to apply https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-lafayette-Acad...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: July 1, 2022, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline July 31, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/philosophy/index.h...
Contact name Christopher Yeomans
Contact email
Contact phone 765-494-4275
Time created June 6, 2022, 8:45pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 31, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated June 6, 2022, 8:45pm UTC
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