The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University invites applications for a full-time appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice level in the area of mechanical engineering technology. Applicants are expected to have at least earned an M.S. in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or related disciplines. This position will be at the Columbus location.
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 areas of competence in mechanical engineering sciences and process control technologies. Candidates with the ability to adapt this content for students in the mechatronics and robotics majors within the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) program are desirable. This position will support the growing student population in Columbus as well as the New Albany 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.
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. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams as well as graduate research.
Applicants must have at least an M.S. 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. The Professor of Practice position is contractual non-tenure accruing, but renewable, with the position holder having voting faculty status and potential for promotion through established policies.
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, 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.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institutes transformation plan can be accessed at: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/answering-the-call.
All candidates must apply through Success Factors (SF) and include: 1) a cover letter, 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.
Screening will begin December 1, 2019 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.