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Requisition ID:  14177

Professor of Engineering Education

Job Summary

The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University invites applications at the rank of Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in any area of interest to engineering education. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering, education, or a related discipline and demonstrate an excellent track record of building an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and interdisciplinarity as well as a dedication to the well-being and advancement of students, colleagues, the School, and the discipline of engineering education. The School is particularly interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equitable opportunity. They will also have excellent communication and collaboration skills and be able to provide leadership, assisting the Head in mentoring faculty and in further development of the School, including refining its strategic direction and providing support in executing the strategic plan ( They will be expected to be able to teach in our undergraduate programs, including First-year Engineering, and our graduate program, while developing or enhancing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in engineering education. The school welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths.

School and College

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 (2,500 students and growing), an accredited undergraduate program in Multidisciplinary Engineering, an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program, and a Ph.D. program 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 (4th for graduate programs, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, and 9th for undergraduate programs per USNWR, 2021) 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.


Submit application to this site including curriculum vitae and teaching, research, and diversity and inclusion statements. References will be requested as needed to maintain the confidentiality of the search process. For information/questions regarding the application process contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at For specific questions about the position, contact Dr. Matthew Ohland at Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  The interview process will be conducted virtually. A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Greater Lafayette Indiana is home to Purdue University and is one of the fastest growing, affordable communities in the Midwest. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, Dow AgroSciences, Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Wabash National, Saab Global Defense Company, high tech firms and small businesses call Greater Lafayette their home. Located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Greater Lafayette is also near several other major metropolitan cities. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Commerce are resources that highlight our great community.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,

individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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