Tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate to experience
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 21925
FACULTY POSITION IN SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in biomechanics with a focus on the intersection of mechanics and living systems. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate potential to build an independent research program, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels.
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is ranked 8th nationally for both undergraduate programs and for graduate programs, and 1st for online mechanical engineering graduate program by U.S. News and World Report. The School is one of the largest at Purdue University, and in the nation, with nearly 1800 undergraduates, 1000 graduate students, 94 tenure track faculty members, and 70 staff members. The School is home to several large-scale research labs and has a long tradition of collaboration with industry, national laboratories, and other universities. Mechanical Engineering faculty members carry out research across several interdisciplinary research facilities on campus, including, but not limited to, the Bindley Bioscience Center and the Purdue Cancer Center. Collaboration opportunities exist with the School of Biomedical Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue Plant Science Institute, and Indiana University School of Medicine as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for the online graduate engineering program, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 10th for undergraduate programs) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.
Applications must be submitted electronically via this site https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/21925/ including (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) teaching plan, (3) research plan, (4) a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and (5) names and contact information for at least three references. The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022. All applications received before December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University, the College of Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineeringare committedto free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.
Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a r elated discipline and demonstrate potential to build an independent research program, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels.
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is truly unique. We began in 1882 as experts in locomotives (thus the name "Boilermakers!") And now in the 21st century, we continue to move the world forward by combining the latest technologies with the strongest of fundamentals.
About 1,600 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students, and 90 faculty are part of the Purdue ME family. As the broadest engineering discipline, our students and faculty have the widest variety of interests and expertise. Design; dynamic systems; fluid mechanics; heat transfer; manufacturing; solid mechanics; systems, measurements, & controls; and thermodynamics are all a part of the ME curriculum. And our graduates put these skills to work in numerous fields, including aerospace & defense, biomedicine, manufacturing, energy, transportation, and much more.
Purdue also provides world-class facilities to make those dreams possible. Maker spaces and workshops, like the Bechtel Innovation Design Center, allow students to develop and build any prototype they can imagine. The world's largest academic cleanroom, Birck Nanotechnology Center, enables pioneering advancements in nanotechnology.... The world's largest academic propulsion lab, Zucrow Labs, is the birthplace of next-generation jet engines and rockets. The world's largest academic HVAC lab, Herrick Labs, shapes the future of smart buildings. And with 40,000 students to collaborate across all disciplines, there's no limit to what Purdue ME students can accomplish.
We maintain high standards, whether in the classroom, the laboratory, or the workplace. Purdue ME is one of the top ten schools in the country, as ranked by US News & World Report. 98% of our students pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. 97% of our undergraduates engage in experiential learning while they're here (like internships, co-ops, and research). 34% of our students gain international experience (the national average is just 5%). Students come from all over the world to attend Purdue ME; 17% of our undergraduates and 63% of our graduate students are international. Plus, more than 80,000 Purdue Engineering graduates form one of the largest and most supportive alumni networks in the world.
It's truly a joy to be a part of this school, which enjoys an amazing history and a robust vision for the future. Every day I look forward to interacting with all of you making an impact on the future!
Eckhard A. Groll
William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering
Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering