003656-2017 - Professional Flight Technology Assistant/Associate Professor

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position beginning August 2017.  These faculty appointments are in the School of Aviation & Transportation Technology.


(1) Develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in professional flight 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.  (5) Demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and transformational education.  The ideal candidates should have a record of academic teaching, curriculum development, scholarly publications, and conference proceedings.  In addition, candidates must demonstrate plan for success with engagement, grant writing, and/or research with either government or industry.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in specific or related field, or earned doctorate required.  Applicants must possess an FAA commercial pilot certificate, and if selected must be eligible to obtain additional ratings if requested, including:  multi-engine, type ratings, certified flight instructor.

General Information

Purdue University is a land grant-university dedicated to learning, discovery, and engagement.  The Department of Aviation 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, and 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.

Application Information

The process of reviewing applications begins April 30, 2017, and continues until a candidate is selected.  Proposed date of hire is for the Fall 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 are expected to 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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