Why Purdue

Do you want to be a part of something that moves the world forward? Purdue University is a place of innovation and discovery with incredible faculty, staff, and students, but we also think of Purdue as a rare gem; here it’s possible to combine both your work and interests and be passionate about both. Here’s why:

  • Research – Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue’s research capabilities and talent. As you explore out world-changing research, you’ll quickly see why Purdue is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation.
  • Purdue Moves – Purdue values its employees and its students. The challenges are extraordinary, but our resolve is stronger. Through these ambitious measures, we will forge our path of innovation, achievement and growth, and harness the unstoppable power of Purdue.
  • Geographic Location-Conveniently located one hour north of Indianapolis and just two hours south of Chicago, we have it all!
  • Family FriendlyPurdue is located in the heart of the West Lafayette/Lafayette community. We offer safe neighborhoods, nationally recognized schools and many family friendly activities, not to mention beautiful parks and festivals. There is truly something for everyone in our community.
  • ReputationOur University has the reputation for a place of brilliant minds, fresh ideas and important jobs to be done. Is it the place for you?
  • Award Winning Faculty and StaffWould you like to work alongside some of the most brilliant minds in the world? Purdue prides itself on hiring the world’s Top Talent. Does this sounds like you?
  • Development OpportunitiesWorking in higher education has its perks, development and educational opportunities are always an option for our facility and staff.
  • Big TenEighteen varsity teams compete in Big Ten Action, involving more than 500 student athletes. Led by their flagship programs in men’s and women’s basketball, football, and women’s volleyball, Purdue athletics provide the best in amateur action. Boiler Up!
  • #9 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 #9 on its list of nine best small places.

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