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Advantages of a Purdue Career

Valuable Benefits and a Great Community

The perks of a Purdue career are numerous, offering everything from the satisfaction of working for a nationally renowned university, to the arts and intellectual stimulation, to just living in a great community. What appeals most to you?

Below are just a few of the reasons our employees have chosen a Purdue career.

Benefits and Retirement

Purdue offers your choice of medical plan options. And, to help you with the important responsibility of planning and saving for your retirement, Purdue provides a variety of retirement plans, some of which are linked to the type of position you hold.

Tuition Reduction

Purdue offers a generous Tuition Fee Remission for the employees and their spouses and children.

Paid Time Off

Purdue University offers its employees a valuable and varied package of leaves, including vacation, sick leave, paid parental leave, and military leave.

EAP and Center for Healthy Living

The Center for Healthy Living's mission is to improve the health of Purdue’s faculty, staff, retirees and spouses/same-sex domestic partners. The Center for Healthy Living Employee Assistance Program offers confidential and professional on-site counseling and referral services to benefits-eligible employees.

Fitness and Entertainment Perks

Purdue faculty and staff are eligible for employee rates at Purdue’s Recreational Sports Center and enjoy discounts and priority ticket-buying days for athletic and entertainment events.

Discount Programs at Select Retailers and Free CityBus Access

The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) works to provide discounts to all faculty, staff, and retirees. View the list of employee discounts. The Greater Lafayette CityBus is free to employees who show their Purdue Staff ID. Visit the CityBus website to see campus maps and other routes.

#11 on Forbes’ List of Best Small Places for Business and Careers

The Lafayette/West Lafayette community – Purdue’s hometown – boasts a low cost of living and an overall high quality of life.

Forbes ranked Lafayette #11 on its 2011 list of best small places for business and careers. And that’s just one of the accolades our community has earned.

Are you sometimes hungry for the big city? We’re conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis.