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Requisition ID:  6941

Assistant or Associate 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 or associate professor. The School 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. Commensurate with rank, new faculty will be expected to develop (or continue to build) a nationally or internationally recognized, externally funded research program in engineering education, advise graduate students, teach graduate courses on campus and online, teach undergraduate level courses – including in First-year Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering, or Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies programs – and perform service at the School, College, University, and professional society levels.


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 at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. Commensurate with rank, successful candidates will have established themselves in a field of research congruent with the mission and goals of the school or will have demonstrated the potential to do so. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary, 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 https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE.


The School 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.


Please submit applications online at https://careers.purdue.edu/go/West-Lafayette-Faculty/7721600/, including 1) a brief cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy and plans for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 4) research agenda including funding possibilities, and 5) names, titles, and contact information for three references.  Candidates may be “all but dissertation” (ABD) at the time of application but shall have their doctoral dissertation deposited before the start of the contract.  For information or questions regarding the position, contact the search committee chair, Audeen Fentiman, at fentiman@purdue.edu.  For technical issues with the application process, contact the office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University's School of Engineering Educaiton is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should explicitly address as least one of these areas in their application, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. The University's nondiscrimination policy is available here: https://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.php.


Greater Lafayette Indiana is home to Purdue University and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, Dow AgroSciences, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette