Req Id:  28476
Job Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering
Job Description: 

Job Summary


The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University invites applications for multiple tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor from candidates whose interests and expertise from any area of aerospace engineering align with the School’s themes of (i) safe, sustainable air transportation; (ii) access to, working in, and exploring space; (iii) maintaining national defense and security; and (iv) enabling new opportunities through aerospace. 


Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline by the employment start date and demonstrate potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of aerospace engineering, 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 Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE) at Purdue University is recognized consistently as an international leader for the quality of our educational programs, the innovation and depth of our graduate research program, and the impact we have on technology and workforce in the aerospace industry. AAE is the largest US aerospace engineering program by number of degrees granted; our student enrollment includes over 1200 undergraduate students and over 600 graduate students. We are the third-ranked undergraduate and sixth-ranked graduate program in the US. Additional information about AAE is available at


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 and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. In particular, Purdue Engineering is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 8th for undergraduate programs, 2nd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs (2nd among public universities), and 5th among universities in the world for utility patents (USPTO). 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 an application to this site including: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching plan, (4) a research plan, 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 30th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.


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.

Posting Start Date:  9/29/23