003515-2016 - Assistant Professor-Aeronautical Engineering Technology

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in January 2017.  This faculty appointment is in the School of Aviation & Transportation Technology.  Candidates must have a proven record of academic teaching, curriculum development, scholarly publications, and conference proceedings.  In addition, candidates must demonstrate a significant record of success with engagement, grant writing, and/or research with either government or industry.


DESCRIPTION:  (1) Develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in aeronautical engineering technology and related areas.  (2) Conduct externally-funded applied research, collaborate with other academic units at Purdue and externally, and engage with government and industry.  (3) Serve on graduate committees.  (4) Perform customary faculty assignments and student mentoring.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. degree in engineering technology, engineering, or a related field is required.   Applicants must possess a FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate.  

General Information

Purdue University is a land-grant university dedicated to learning, discovery, and engagement.  The Department 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.  The Department also offers a Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Management.  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 flight operations, aviation and aerospace management, aerospace manufacturing, maintenance, applied design, and other aerospace-related careers.  A balance of hands-on teaching, scholarship, and funded engagement is the key to this success, and the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to make effectual and noteworthy contributions to the discipline in each of these three areas.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary and rank will be commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the candidate.  Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans.


The process of reviewing applications will begin September 30, 2016, and continue until a candidate is selected.  Proposed date of hire will be for the spring 2017 semester.  To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including academic experience, publication and scholarship record, and research interests), transcripts and references to Theresa Martin (mart1280@purdue.edu).

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue Polytechnic 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 cover letter, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could promote a work climate that values inclusion.

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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