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Requisition ID:  8470

Polytechnic Lecturer of SOET - Anderson MET

Job Summary

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. 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 Anderson 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 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. 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.


Education & Qualifications

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 & Application Procedure

Purdue Polytechnic Institute is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty and staff effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates must 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. 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. https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=8470&company=purdueuniv&username=


Screening will begin January 1, 2020 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.