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Requisition ID:  21925

Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Biomechanics

Job Summary

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in biomechanics with a focus on the intersection of mechanics and living systems. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate 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 and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels.

School and College

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is ranked 8th nationally for both undergraduate programs and for graduate programs, and 1st for online mechanical engineering graduate program by U.S. News and World Report. The School is one of the largest at Purdue University, and in the nation, with nearly 1800 undergraduates, 1000 graduate students, 94 tenure track faculty members, and 70 staff members. The School is home to several large-scale research labs and has a long tradition of collaboration with industry, national laboratories, and other universities. Mechanical Engineering faculty members carry out research across several interdisciplinary research facilities on campus, including, but not limited to, the Bindley Bioscience Center and the Purdue Cancer Center.  Collaboration opportunities exist with the School of Biomedical Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue Plant Science Institute, and Indiana University School of Medicine as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.


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 (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for the online graduate engineering program, 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) a curriculum vitae, (2) teaching plan, (3) research plan, (4) a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and (5) names and contact information for at least three references. The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022. All applications received before December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University, the College of Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering 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's School of Mechanical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. 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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