Assistant or Associate Professor in Energy Engineering Technology

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of energy engineering technology. This position will be at the West Lafayette campus.

Teaching Expectations

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 Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program.  Energy technologies such as power electronics, smart grid and metering, energy storage and controls are integral throughout our ET programs.

Research Expectations

The applied research portfolio of the School of Engineering Technology spans the gamut of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, and Industrial Engineering Technology with focus areas in electric vehicle electrification, materials, robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), mechatronics, manufacturing systems, sustainable silicon and polymer circuitry, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, sensors, energy systems, and healthcare technology. The research focus of the successful candidate is is expected to complement these existing strengths through a focus on combining intelligence with electrical energy systems, possibly from a computational perspective.  The candidate is expected to generate fundable research in their chosen field, and to sustainably support graduate students.  

In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the energy engineering technology major and provide technical depth to the EET program. Energy is new as a major, but has long been a core area for EET. As the EET program grows at our statewide locations, there will be an increased demand for these courses, in multiple formats. The candidate will need to participate in our graduate program, teaching new and existing classes, and mentoring graduate students in funded research at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

The candidate is expected to interface with external clients, both commercial and governmental, and to establish relationships 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.


Applicants must have a PhD in electrical engineering technology, electrical 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.  

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue University’s School of Engineering Technology 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institutes transformation plan can be accessed at

Application Procedure

All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume or CV, 3) a clear statement of teaching and research interests, 4) a statement addressing diversity and inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references.

Screening will begin January 1, 2021 and conclude when the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Purdue views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all University related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.