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Requisition ID:  20112

Software Design Lecturer in EPICS

Job Summary

The purpose of the position is to provide significant instructional support for the EPICS program by directly teaching and mentoring several multi-disciplinary student design teams.  In addition, this position will provide disciplinary oversight of senior design students by mentoring students and collection of assessment data. The person will also be a part of the instructional leadership team, and contribute to the development and delivery of curricular materials to support the community-driven design work.


Applicants must have a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. Background in Electrical and/or Computer and Ph.D. preferred. Applicants should have experience in the practice or teaching of engineering, computing or technology. Experience mentoring project-based courses, especially those which satisfy capstone requirements, also preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered. Applicants must have the ability to take the initiative to solve problems, assume responsibility, and establish and maintain quality standards. In addition, applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, the ability to work with people of various backgrounds, good time management and organizational skills, the ability to learn and adapt to changing learning environments, and the ability to work with students, undergraduate and graduate, and faculty in mentoring students teams through their design projects.

Job Duties

Teaching or Co-Teaching EPICS Divisions (65%)

  • Teach six EPICS divisions per semester during academic year and equivalent load in the summer
  • Mentor students within the design process
  • Meet with students as needed outside of lab (holding office or lab hours)
  • Lead assessment efforts for assigned divisions

Provide oversight of senior design students (mentor participants, collection of assessment data) (15%)

  • Facilitate technical oversight and manage the documentation process for senior design students across EPICS divisions
  • Manage and update as needed instructional information regarding senior design
  • Collaborate with the Director and Co-Director to communicate with the engineering schools

Assist in Development of Curricular Materials (10%)

  • Work with the Director and Co-director to update curricular materials
  • Identify new approaches for curriculum and assessment
  • Participate in the evaluation of curricular materials, and pilot, as needed, new materials or approaches

Work with Directors as Part of the Leadership Team (10%)

  • Provide lectures and/or workshops in areas of expertise and program needs
  • Assist with student and teaching assistant training and development 
  • Collaborate with the director, co-director and lab manager to enhance the laboratory environment

Application Process

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit  Applications must include: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) cover letter of interest, 3) diversity and inclusion statement, and 4) contact information for three references.

Purdue University’s Honors College 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.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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. For additional information, contact Andrew Pierce, Assistant Director,

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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