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Requisition ID:  15294

Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering Practice - Engineering Education

Job Summary

The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University invites applications for a non-tenure track Faculty of Engineering Practice position at the rank of Assistant or Associate, commensurate with the candidate’s credentials. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in any engineering disciplinary area, with a desire to promote and provide excellence in engineering education.


Successful candidates must hold an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred; terminal engineering master’s degree will be considered for candidates with extensive professional recognition and visibility, nationally and preferably internationally, and leadership experience in the area of engineering practice) in engineering, technology or a related discipline, with at least ten years of industry experience and demonstrate potential to integrate their professional practice with the School of Engineering Education’s research, education, and/or engagement/outreach programs. A background in education, or experience with training or in an instructional setting is preferred. Entrepreneurship/innovation, or government-related work experience will be strongly considered.


The successful candidate will leverage their extensive experience to substantially lead and support education and engagement efforts and special initiatives related to industry and professional practice for the School of Engineering Education. They will develop and teach courses in undergraduate programs, which may include the first-year program, the Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies & Multidisciplinary Engineering programs, and as appropriate, in the graduate program. They will foster educational collaborations with other schools in the College of Engineering, other colleges across campus, and engage industry partners to foster research opportunities for the School of Engineering Education. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to collegiality and interdisciplinarity. Candidates with successful experience working with diverse groups of human resource talent and a desire to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.


The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University is a vibrant and growing community of scholars who envision ways of transforming engineering education based on scholarship and research. Our programs include First-year Engineering (3,000 students and growing), an accredited undergraduate program in Multidisciplinary Engineering, an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program, and the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Engineering Education. The research interests of our faculty are very diverse and span aspects of engineering education from pre-kindergarten through college and into engineering practice. We are home to the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering and a wide range of labs and research programs focused on improving student learning and assessment; enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice; developing tools, methods, and theories for engineering education research; and translating research into transformative educational practice with system-scale change. Emerging opportunities include learning in industry, online learning, and engineering ethics education. More information can be found here:


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 online graduate engineering programs, 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

Submit application to this site including (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) idealized impact statement, (5) 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) list of names and contact information for at least four 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 Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue is an ADVANCE institution The School of Engineering Education 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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