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Requisition ID:  6939

Assistant or Associate Professor Division of Construction Engineering and Management

Job Summary

The Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. A joint appointment within CEM and Civil Engineering is expected, but a joint appointment with other Schools within the Purdue College of Engineering will also be considered. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in one or more areas of: Simulation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Analytics, Informatics, or Big Data. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a related field of engineering with specialization in construction engineering and management and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, 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 both at the Division/School and University levels.

School and College

The Division of CEM at Purdue University has experienced significant growth in the past decade and has a strong faculty core engaged in all areas of construction engineering and management as well as significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions, and industrial partners. For information about the Division and its activities, http://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM


The Division of CEM 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 (8th for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate per USWNR, 2019) 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.


Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.


Purdue University has launched the Integrative Data Science Initiative as a presidential Purdue Moves initiative. Our vision is to be at the forefront of advancing Data Science-enabled research and education by tightly coupling theory, discovery, and applications while providing students with an integrated, Data Science-fluent campus ecosystem.


Purdue is home to a large number of world class faculty spread across multiple colleges, engaged in fundamental research in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, as well as the applications of these methodologies and techniques to advance knowledge in other domains. Over the past five years alone, Purdue’s commitment to these areas has attracted over 100 new tenure-track faculty with expertise in data science fundamentals and applications. In 2019-20, Purdue is inviting applications for an additional 20 faculty positions. A complete list of ongoing data science searches is available at https://www.purdue.edu/data-science/hiring/index.php.


Submit applications online at https://careers.purdue.edu/go/West-Lafayette-Faculty/7721600/, including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of three (3) references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. For information/questions regarding the position contact: Phillip Dunston, Search Committee Chair, at dunston@purdue.edu or Diana Knecht, at knecht1@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University’s Division of Construction Engineering and Management 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.


Greater Lafayette Indiana is home to Purdue University and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, Corteva Agriscience, Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Wabash National, Saab Global Defense and Security Company, high tech firms and small businesses all call Greater Lafayette their home. Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Greater Lafayette is also near several other major metropolitan cities. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Commerce are resources that highlight our great community.

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Revised description 9/16/19

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette