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Requisition ID:  11914

Associate or Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Heat Transfer

Job Summary

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Full or Associate Professor level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Heat Transfer, particularly in the areas of thermal management and energy efficiency in electronics systems, phase change heat transfer including at the micro- and nano-scale, and renewable and sustainable energy systems. Outstanding candidates of other areas of heat transfer will also be considered. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline and a demonstrated excellent record of building an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as educating and mentoring 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

Currently, the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is ranked 7th nationally for undergraduate programs and 8th for graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report. The School is one of the largest at Purdue University, and in the nation, with 1493 undergraduates, 747 graduate students, 90 faculty, and 69 staff. The School is home of the Herrick, Zucrow and Maha research laboratories with significant infrastructure and a long tradition of collaboration with industry, national laboratories, and other universities. Mechanical Engineering faculty members also carry out a significant portion of research at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. The Bechtel Innovation Design Center and Maker Spaces provide hands-on experiences together with an entrepreneurship ecosystem through the Purdue Foundry and Discovery Park.


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 (7th for graduate programs, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, and 9th for undergraduate programs per USWNR, 2020) 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 Purdue Engineering Initiatives (PEI's), and facilities.

Application Process

Submit application to this site including: (i) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii, iv) distinct statements of teaching and research philosophy (3-page maximum each), and (v) the names and contact information for five references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2020, and will continue until position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering 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. 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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