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New Faculty Opportunity in Design

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

New Faculty Opportunity in Design (002429-2011)

Requirements: The School of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Design area. Areas of research interest in Mechanical Engineering Design include, but are not limited to research addressing conceptual design, decision support in design, design theory and methodology, science of innovation and collaboration in design, as well as design for sustainability. The candidate is expected to advance our undergraduate and graduate design curricula and strengthen our interdisciplinary educational offerings. Faculty candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field; have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential for world-class research, and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. The position is at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates at the Associate rank will receive serious consideration.  

Application: All applications will be through a single College of Engineering-wide portal. For consideration, please got to http://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/Employment/Applications, and submit in electronic form your curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. If you have difficulty submitting your application to this website, please contact Ms. Marion Ragland at: ragland@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  

Established in 1882, the School of Mechanical Engineering is the oldest of Purdue's engineering schools and has granted over 26,000 degrees. Through its past two centuries, the School has become synonymous with innovation and outstanding accomplishment in engineering research and education. Its students and faculty for a vibrant community of scholars who are recognized worldwide for their technical expertise and the impact of their work. In addition to supporting faculty expansion the School's fun raising has enabled: growth in endowed professorships, with 18 now committed; the $34.5M Roger B. Gatewood Wing of Mechanical Engineering with substantial space dedicated to design research and education, to be LEED-certified and completed in 2011; $11M towards the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories expansion; numerous endowed scholarships and fellowships; and various innovative programs including global engineering. Its annual research expenditures and endowment/trust funds have grown rapidly to about $20M per year and over $80M, respectively.  

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, and ius readily accessible to large metropolitan areas (the University is within two hours of downtown Chicago and within one hour of downtown Indianapolis). Further information is available at www.purdue.edu.