Columbus – Visiting Assistant Professor or Continuing Lecturer position – advertisement

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University has a full-time opening at its Columbus, Indiana Campus, beginning in January 2018 or no later than August 2018. This position may be filled as either a Visiting Assistant Professor or as a Continuing Lecturer. It is expected that this position will become permanent at the end of the initial two years.

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 (MET) program with strengths in the application of thermodynamics and materials science. Candidates must have the ability to adapt this content for students in the mechatronics and robotics majors within the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) program.

As the MET programs grow at our statewide locations, there will be an increased demand for these courses, in multiple instructional formats. A new hire will have some expectation for distance education and possible travel/teaching at both Locations: Columbus and New Albany.



Applicants must have at least an MS 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.


Purdue Polytechnic Institute

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


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, 4) a statement addressing inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references. All applications should be submitted to:, with the subject line: Thermodynamics/Materials/MET Position | Columbus | Posting #003804-2017.


Screening will begin December 1, 2017 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.




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