Manufacturing Engineering Technology Tenure-Track Position

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of manufacturing engineering technology. Applicants must have a PhD in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. This position will be at its West Lafayette, Indiana campus.

Teaching Expectations

The Purdue Polytechnic transformation requires faculty with both high technical competence and the ability and desire to teach in active classrooms. This person will be expected to teach students in our Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) and/or Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) degree programs. We are looking for candidates with strengths in the application of process optimization and modelling in an industrial setting, sustainable manufacturing, connected factory, and industry 4.0. Demonstrated expertise in computing in relation to these fields is expected.

In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the automation and systems integration, the mechatronics, and the robotics undergraduate majors within the MFET and/or IET programs and in concert with the RIoT Zone initiative (Robotics and IoT). The candidate will need to participate in our graduate program and consider supporting our online graduate program.

Research Expectations

The candidate is expected to generate fundable research in their chosen field, and able to sustainably support graduate students at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Particular areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, sensors, computer vision, intelligent control, data-centric methodologies for the digital enterprise, integration of cyber-physical and I-IoT systems with advanced automation and manufacturing.

The candidate is expected to be able to interface with external clients and to establish relationships through our Office of Engagement with companies looking for ways to engage with our students. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams as well as graduate research.


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.

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 should 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.

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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:, with the subject line: Manufacturing Engineering Tech Position | West Lafayette | Posting #3989-2018.

Screening will begin December 1, 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.