Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering Technology

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University invites applications for a full-time appointment as a lecturer in the area of mechanical engineering technology. The Lecturer position is contractual non-tenure accruing, but renewable. This position will be at the Anderson, IN location.

Teaching Expectations

The School of Engineering Technology resides in Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute (PPI). The PPI uses innovative learning methods, real-world experiences, and industry partnerships to produce graduates uniquely qualified for technology-driven careers. This unique learning environment was recently developed during an education transformation where details of this transformation can be accessed at: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/technology-transformed.

This position 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 areas of competence related to manufacturing and industrial engineering technology. This position will support the growing student population in Anderson as well as the Richmond location. While those two locations are close enough to allow limited travel between sites, this new hire will be expected to use modern distance education technologies to reach multiple locations concurrently.

In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the mechanical engineering technology major and provide technical depth to the MET program. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams.


Applicants must have at least an M.S. in engineering technology, engineering, 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 must 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. Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

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, 4) a statement addressing diversity and inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references. 


Screening will begin January 20, 2022 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.