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Requisition ID:  22338

Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

Job Summary

The School of Engineering Education (ENE) within the College of Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.  Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in engineering education research focused on any level from pre-kindergarten through college and into engineering practice.  Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in engineering, education, or a related discipline at the time of position start and demonstrate excellent 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 (First-year Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering, or Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies programs) and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity, as well as diversity and inclusion. 

School and College

The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University has experienced significant growth in the past decade and has a strong faculty core engaged in many areas of engineering education as well as in significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions across the nation and internationally, with non-profits, and with industrial partners.  For a detailed description of research activities, see


The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering housing the First-Year Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies programs. 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) teaching philosophy and plans for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 4) research agenda including funding possibilities, and 5) names and contact information for three references.  The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information or questions regarding applications contact the office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 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 the School of Engineering Education 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 School of Engineering Education 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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