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Requisition ID:  20369

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Job Summary

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for one instructor position at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer beginning in fall 2022. This appointment is in the School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Job Description

Essential job duties include the following: (1) Develop and teach undergraduate courses in aeronautical engineering technology and related areas;  (2) collaborate with other academic units at Purdue, as well as, other organizations externally, to engage with government and industry to support externally-funded applied research; (3) serve on curriculum 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, and student mentoring. Once selected, all candidates must demonstrate plans for success with teaching and engagement with community and industry.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in aviation or other closely related field is required. Applicants must possess an FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate to perform assigned duties in the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program.

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. Successful candidates in non-tenure track appointments are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and industry engagement. Commitment to scholarship is encouraged and valued, particularly for promotion considerations.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and rank 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 August 1, 2022, 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. 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 Rachael Busch via email: A background check will be required for this position. Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

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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