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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering (002779-2012)

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University has multiple openings for exceptional faculty candidates at all levels, and in traditional as well as emerging areas.  This aggressive hiring program is to substantially grow the School and enhance its impact in research and education. 

Requirements: Applications are invited for tenure-track positions.  Though all exceptional applicants will receive serious consideration, focus is on expertise that includes: 1) computational techniques for validated product/process simulation and optimization including multiscale modeling, sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification for risk-informed decision-making; 2) state-of-the-art computational techniques for thermo-fluid processes and systems, particularly related to biomedical, turbomachinery or propulsion applications; 3) energy technologies including renewable and sustainable energy systems, advanced power generation systems, and high-performance buildings; and 4) advanced manufacturing including, advanced materials processing, scalable nano-manufacturing, and intelligent process sensing and control.  The search also will emphasize cross-cutting expertise in the process-structure-property-function paradigm including variabilities and uncertainties in data-rich problems, particularly as applied to areas of existing departmental emphasis including acoustics, design, energy, metrology, and thermo-fluid transport.  

Qualificatons: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have a distinguished academic record.  The successful candidate will develop world-class research program and will teach both undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates at the Assistant/Associate Professor level are targeted, but exceptional candidates at higher rank will receive serious consideration.  

Applicaton: All applications should be submitted through a single College of Engineering-wide web portal.  For consideration, please complete the online form at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/Employment/Applications, and submit in electronic form curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least four (six for appointment at Associate or higher level) references.  If you have difficulty submitting application to this website, please contact Ms. Marion Ragland at: ragland@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Established in 1882, the School of Mechanical Engineering is the oldest of Purdue’s engineering schools and has granted over 26,500 degrees.  Through its past two centuries, the School has become synonymous with innovation and outstanding accomplishment in engineering research, education, and global engagement.  Its students and faculty form a vibrant community of scholars who are recognized worldwide for their technical expertise and professional impact.  In addition to supporting faculty expansion, the School’s fund raising has enabled: growth in endowed professorships, with 18 now committed; the newly opened LEED-certified $34.5M Roger B. Gatewood Wing of Mechanical Engineering, with substantial space dedicated to design research and education; $30M expansion of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories; plans for expansion of facilities in Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories; numerous endowed scholarships and fellowships; and various innovative programs including global engineering and entrepreneurship.  Its annual research expenditures and endowment/trust funds have grown rapidly to $23M per year and over $80M, respectively.  

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultures, excellent schools, plus ready accessibility to large metropolitan areas (the University is within two hours of downtown Chicago and within one hour of downtown Indianapolis).

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