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Purdue Seeks Its Next UIA Fellow

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Purdue University, in collaboration with the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), is seeking candidates for the position of UIA Fellow.

Reporting to the Teaching & Learning Strategic Initiatives Director (Purdue) and the Director of the Fellows Program (UIA), the next UIA Fellow at Purdue University will have the opportunity to shepherd UIA scale projects related to related to institutional redesign for student success as well as university-directed student success initiatives related generally to academic advising, diversity and inclusion, and facilitating connections between students and university leadership, amongst others, while also being trained in and leveraging skills in process mapping and design thinking to help improve the likelihood of student success for undergraduates who identify as first-generation college students, from low-income households/communities, and/or students of color and other historically underserved backgrounds. As part of the Teaching and Learning Strategic Initiatives team, Purdue’s UIA Fellow will be exposed to senior leaders in student success work, their decision making; and how student success initiatives and projects are conceptualized, launched, and managed over time. Partners in this work will include faculty, students, colleagues in Teaching and Learning units such as University Advising, Student Success, and others, as well as colleagues across the institution in Student Life, Enrollment Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and IDA+A (institutional research & assessment) among others.

Anticipated Salary Range: $50,000-60,000.

How to Apply

All applications should be received directly by Purdue University. To apply, please visit the Careers at Purdue Website. Information below provides details on the exact posting at Purdue.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree
  • At least two years of work experience in higher education or related areas, including work completed in graduate school if applicable
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage details of a project while keeping in mind strategic institutional priorities.
  • Experience and comfort with ambiguity and demonstrated ability to appropriately pivot and adapt to new situations or based on new information.
  • Ability to take initiative and drive results both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable analyzing student data and creating reports.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and learning.¬† ¬†
  • Hold an unwavering passion and commitment to transforming public higher education to better serve low-income students, first generation students, and students of color.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter and resume/CV to be sent to the attention of Dr. Sheila Hurt.


  • Questions about the role at Purdue can be addressed to Dr. Sheila Hurt at¬†
  • Questions about the UIA Fellows Program¬†can be addressed to Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly at¬†


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