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Requisition ID:  22558


Job Summary

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana invites applications for non-tenure track positions at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer.

Successful candidates must exhibit a passion for teaching and/or mentoring undergraduate students and are expected to be highly motivated instructors. 

Teach two or three courses each fall and spring semester, and have an opportunity to teach during the summer session.  Courses may include undergraduate lecture courses, graduate lecture courses, or undergraduate laboratory courses.  Contribute to ongoing curriculum development and assist in services to the School of Mechanical Engineering as needed.


The candidate must have at the minimum an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with comparable professional or teaching experiences in colleges.  Preference is for candidates to have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.   


Preferred: Demonstrated successful college-level teaching backgrounds, as well as experience mentoring young engineers; and demonstrated experience in student-centric interactive teaching styles (e.g., cooperative learning methods, flipped classrooms, etc.) as well as effective use of technology in the classroom.

Benefits Eligibility

This is a benefits-eligible position.

Lecturers employed half-time or more are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Insurance: Health, vision, dental, long-term disability, term life, and accidental death/dismemberment as approved by the Board of Trustees. Additional types of voluntary insurance plans may be offered as determined by Human Resources.
  • Retirement: defined contribution and/or mandatory plans as approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Leaves: Paid and unpaid leaves of absence including paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays as approved by the Board of Trustees and the President, and in accordance with University pay practices.
  • Tuition remission 

Background Check

A background check is required for employment in this position.


Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

FLSA Status


Application Process

The application must include 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching interests, 3) names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references, 4) a complete Curriculum Vitae, and 5) a separate statement outlining contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Candidates should submit application materials electronically via The job requisition ID number for this position is 22558.

Provost Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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 DEI Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

EOE/AA Statement

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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