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Faculty Openings

Molecular Plant Sciences Information Specialist
Head, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business Division
Engineering Information Specialist 2

Administrative/Professional Openings

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst (Job #1501721)
Data Repository Outreach Specialist (Job #1501779)
Scholarly Publishing Specialist (Job #1502162)

Clerical/Service Openings

Student Employee Openings

Undergraduate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Internship Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic and quick-learning undergraduate student who has experience or an interest in product lifecycle management for a paid research internship. The student will work 15 hours/week collaborating with a faculty member and other students to conduct research on product data management and digital preservation. Duties include performing literature and standards reviews, conducting and transcribing interviews, data analysis, preparing reports and other documentation, and writing for review and publication, e.g., the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research. Internship is for the spring 2016 semester with compensation of $15.00/hour. Enrolled Purdue undergraduate students eligible to apply. Contact Professor Michael Witt by e-mail before December 4, 2015, to submit a resume to apply or request further information.

Prospective Student Employees

Most of the student positions within Purdue Libraries are Federal Work-Study (FWS). This is a federally funded financial aid program designed to help students meet educational costs through the use of part-time employment. FWS students will be considered for employment at Libraries before students not on the FWS program. It is not impossible, but unlikely, that you will be hired if you are not part of the FWS program. A notable exception to the FWS preference is Libraries IT Helpdesk. Student workers for the Helpdesk are hired because of their IT skills not their FWS status.

It is important that you know if you have been awarded FWS as part of your financial aid package. That information can be found on your Financial Aid Award Letter or on the online Financial Aid Self Service system at http://mypurdue.purdue.edu. If you are not a FWS student, you can still apply to Libraries. Just mark the appropriate box on the application form.

The Student Employment-Division of Financial Aid will mail a Payroll Authorization Form (PAF) to your home address. You must have a PAF to qualify for a FWS position at Purdue. If you didn't receive a PAF or need an additional PAF, you may pick up a new one at Schleman Hall room 305 from Student Employment or a Financial Aid Counselor. You may apply for a FWS position without the PAF form but you will be asked to bring an original PAF form to Libraries HR once the forms are available. If you cannot produce a PAF form, your employment will be Libraries will be ended.

Graduate Assistantships

If you are applying for a graduate assistantship, you don't need to fill out the application. Graduate students should send their resume to Human Resources. If there are positions available, the hiring managers will review applications and contact applicants directly.

Completing the Application

To complete the electronic application process, you will need to have some information in front of you:

  • Your class schedule. The application will ask you to indicate when you are available to work based upon your class schedule and outside obligations. It would be a good idea to have your class schedule beside you as you complete the application to ensure the information is accurate.
  • Your Purdue ID number. This number can be found on your Purdue Student ID.
  • Your Work-Study Award amount.

If you have all of that information, you can begin the application. If you are interrupted during this process, please note, you will be asked to restart from the beginning. Click here to begin the Application