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Requisition ID:  16487

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track - Management


Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for one Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning in fall 2022. This faculty appointment is in the School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.


Essential job duties include the following: (1) Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in aviation management and related areas;  (2) collaborate with other academic units at Purdue, as well as, other organizations externally, to engage with government and industry to obtain externally-funded applied research; (3) serve on curriculum and other university, college and department committees; (4) perform customary faculty assignments and student mentoring; and (5) demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and transformational education.  The ideal candidate should have a record of academic teaching, curriculum development, scholarly publications, and conference presentations.  Once selected, all candidates must demonstrate plans for success with teaching, discovery, and engagement with community and industry.


Ph.D. or earned doctorate is required. Experience and research in the aviation sector is preferred.

General information

Purdue University is a land grant-university dedicated to learning, discovery, and engagement.  The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is home to seven undergraduate majors, including Professional Flight Technology, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Aerospace Financial Analysis, all leading to a B.S. degree.  Students may also pursue M.S., M.S. online, and Ph.D. degrees.  The Professional Flight, Aviation Management, and Aeronautical Engineering Technology programs are professionally accredited and are nationally recognized for educating graduates who become successful leaders in a wide variety of aviation, aerospace, and space careers. A balance of hands-on teaching, scholarship, and funded engagement is the key to this success, and the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to make effectual and noteworthy contributions to the discipline in each of these three success areas.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the candidate.  Benefits will include comprehensive health and retirement plans.

Application information

The process of reviewing applications begins December 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. The proposed date of hire is for fall 2022.  Application packages must include:

  1. Full curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter describing how qualifications fit the position, specifically addressing mentoring philosophy, and why you are interested in the position with Purdue University.
  3. Purdue University’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement.
  5. For tenure track positions, please include a separate research statement to include research experience and future research interests/directions.
  6. Names and contact information of three (3) people from whom professional references may be solicited. Applicant will be contacted prior to recommendations being solicited.


To apply, submit the required application package via Success Factors at Click on “Faculty” in the Careers by Area section and select this position from a list of all the currently open faculty positions. In case you need guidance, contact Emily Wolf via email: A background check will be required for this position.

Additional information

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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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