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Requisition ID:  15232

Professor of Engineering Practice Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Job Summary

Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University invites applications for a non-tenure track Faculty of Engineering Practice position at the rank of Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Circular Economy, Industrial Sustainability, Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, Green Design or related field. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate engineering or related discipline; candidates with terminal MS credentials who are otherwise qualified by eminence to lead research efforts will also be considered.  Evidence of qualification by eminence includes but is not limited to track record of research publications, translation of technical innovations to industrial products or outcomes, successful leadership of engineering project teams, or recognition of continued excellence in professional practice. Successful candidates should demonstrate potential to integrate their professional practice with EEE’s research, education, and/or engagement/outreach programs. The successful candidate will, build collaborative teams with other Purdue faculty, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the Academic Unit, College, and University levels.

School and College

EEE embraces both classic environmental engineering and industrial sustainability.  EEE students learn systems engineering techniques to proactively avoid environmental problems to ensure that engineering systems are created that can exist in harmony with the natural world and serve society.


EEE 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) a complete curriculum vitae, (2) vision for achieving success in this position, (3) a 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 (4) names and contact information for at least three professional 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 Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue is an ADVANCE institution EEE 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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