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Requisition ID:  7058

Assistant or Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Computer Systems/Security

Job Summary

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University is seeking applications for tenured or tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate level in any area of Computer Engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates in computer systems and computer security. All aspects of computer systems will be considered such as computer networks, mobile computing, operating systems, dependability, and embedded systems. Similarly, all aspects of computer security will be considered including data security and privacy, network security, software security, and systems security.


Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. They should demonstrate an excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, and to educate and mentor students. Successful candidates will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels.

School and College

These positions are part of a continued expansion in a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is pursuing significant new growth and initiatives in Computer & Information Systems Engineering within ECE. These are evidenced by recent strategic investments by the college, ECE, and external sponsors in centers such as CERIAS, C-BRIC, PurPL, and CRISP.


The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and highest-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (8th for graduate programs and 9th for undergraduate per US News and World Report, 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 including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, names of three references, and copies of the two most significant publications. For information/questions regarding applications, contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019. Applications received after the date will continue to be reviewed until the positions are 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 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 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 AgroScience, 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. The Purdue Research Foundation’s flagship incubator, the Purdue Research Park, is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country, and Purdue Research Foundation operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. 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 9-13-19

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette