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Requisition ID:  22438

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Engineering Practice in Materials Engr/Engr Education

Job Summary

The School of Materials Engineering and the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University invite applications for a non-tenure track Faculty of Engineering Practice position at all levels (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with expertise in materials engineering along with experience and passion for scholarship of teaching and learning. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, with at least one degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate a commitment to improve education both within the School of Materials Engineering and across the College through the School of Engineering Education. The successful candidate should have experience with modern computational or experimental tools associated with materials engineering design and materials selection, and the experience or ability to bring authentic problems in industry into the classroom. Responsibilities will include teaching in the School of Engineering Education's First Year Engineering program, teaching courses in the School of Materials Engineering, and engaging in both School's experiential learning programs (e.g., EPICS, study abroad, etc.).     

School and College

The School of Materials Engineering (MSE) at Purdue University is known for its collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, with strengths across the broad spectrum of materials, and facilities for their study by experimental and computational methods. MSE has over 30 faculty, 200 undergraduates and 170 graduate students.   


The internationally known School of Engineering Education (ENE) serves the College of Engineering’s 3000+ First-Year Engineering students, and is home to the Multidisciplinary Engineering and Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies programs with 100+ undergraduate students, and the Engineering Education graduate program with 60+ students.


MSE and ENE are integral parts 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 online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 9th 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.

Application Process

To apply, please submit application to this site including (1) cover letter (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of interest not exceeding 1000 words explaining your plans to deliver innovative programming in Materials and Engineering education, and (4) names and contact information for at least three references. The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information or questions regarding the position, contact the search committee chair, Elliott Slamovich, at For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University, the College of Engineering and MSE and ENE are committed to 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, the College of Engineering and MSE and ENE are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 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.

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