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Requisition ID:  8469

Polytechnic Visiting Assistant Professor of SOET - Anderson/Muncie MFET

Job Summary

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University, in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, invites applications for a full-time appointment as a visiting assistant professor in the area of Manufacturing engineering technology. Applicants are expected to have at least earned an M.S. in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or related disciplines. This position may become permanent at the end of the initial two years. This position will be at the Anderson location but primarily teaching in Muncie.


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 both high school and college students in our Manufacturing engineering technology program, with an area of competence in robotics. Candidates must have the ability to adapt this content for students in the mechatronics and robotics majors within the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) program.


The Anderson-Muncie region has many new companies coming in that need employees with advanced skills in robotics and modern manufacturing. This professor will work with Ivy Tech in Muncie and Polytechnic Anderson to create a pipeline for local place-bound students. The visiting position will enable Ivy Tech and Purdue to solidify their partnership while bringing together the regional agencies and foundations. This person will teach university, dual credit, industry-focused classes, and will develop and implement articulation agreements.


As the MFET programs grow at our statewide locations, there will be an increased demand for these courses, in multiple instructional formats. A new hire will have some expectation for distance education and possible travel/teaching at both Locations: Anderson and Muncie.

Education & Qualifications

Applicants must have at least an MS 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 & Application Procedure

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.


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=8469&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.


Ivy Tech Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College employs qualified persons and provides equal opportunities for the advancement of employees. The College employs. Promotes, transfers, reclassifies, and trains in a manner which will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age or status as a veteran, per the College EEO/AA policies. The College is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination.


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.