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Tenure-track Asst/Assoc Professor - Mechanical Design & Analysis

Purdue University, School of Engineering Technology

Job Title: Tenure-track Asst/Assoc Professor - Mechanical Design & Analysis
Reference Code: 003842-2018
Job Location: West Lafayette , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Application Closing Date: 4/1/2018 or until filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Tenure-track Asst/Assoc Professor - Mechanical Design & Analysis
Purdue University

Principal Duties

The Purdue Polytechnic transformation requires faculty with both high technical competence and the ability and desire to teach in active classrooms. We are looking for candidates to teach students in our Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs with strengths in mechanical design and analysis that cuts across the disciplines. Expertise in computing and computer-based methods in relation to design and analysis is highly desirable.

The applied research portfolio of the School of Engineering Technology spans the gamut of MET, MfET, ECET, and IET with focus areas in materials, aluminum and magnesium casting, robotics and the Internet of Things, manufacturing systems, sustainable silicon and polymer circuitry, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, sensors, and healthcare technology. The research focus of the successful candidate is open, but is expected to complement these existing strengths through a focus on mechanical design and analysis, possibly from a computational perspective.
In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs, providing depth in design and analysis with an emphasis on computing. The candidate will need to participate in our graduate program, teaching new and existing classes and mentoring graduate students in funded research.

The candidate is expected to be able to generate fundable research in their chosen field, and to be able to sustainably support graduate students. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, design and the application of design to smart product development, mechanical analyses, designer materials, co-design, and design and analysis as it impacts additive manufacturing, especially in conjunction with existing initiatives around Robotics and the Internet of Things (RIoT).

The candidate is expected to interface with external clients, both commercial and governmental, and to establish relationships through our Office of Engagement with companies looking for ways to engage with our students at all levels from undergraduate to PhD. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams as well as graduate research.

Job Requirements


Applicants must have a PhD in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing for both classroom effectiveness and external engagement. People with the proven ability to contribute to an inclusive workplace are particularly encouraged to apply. Relevant, recent industrial experience and prior teaching experience are highly desirable.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue Polytechnic Institute is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty and staff effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates must address at least one of these areas in a cover letter, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could promote a work climate that values inclusion.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institutes transformation plan can be accessed at https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/answering-the-call.

Application Procedure

Submission should include 1) a cover letter stating the position and location being applied for, 2) a resume or CV, 3) a clear statement of teaching and research interests, 4) a statement addressing inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references. All applications should be submitted to: soetsearch@purdue.edu, with the subject line: Mechanical Design & Analysis Position | West Lafayette | Posting #003842-2018.

Screening will begin February 2018 and conclude when the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Purdue University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Chair of the Search Committee as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Chair of the Search Committee
401 N. Grant St, KNOY 145
West Lafayette , IN 47907
United States
E-Mail: soetsearch@purdue.edu

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