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Faculty Opening in Heat Transfer Area (002562-2011)

Requirements: The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Heat Transfer. Both traditional and emerging areas of research are of interest. Preference will be given to applicants with computational modeling and simulation emphasis, but applicants with experimental expertise will also be considered. The search is focused on applications in energy, advanced manufacturing, and biotechnology, such as sustainable energy storage and conversion technologies, thermal processes for large-scale or scalable manufacturing, and biomedical heat transfer. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential for world-class research, and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates at the Assistant/Associate Professor level will receive serious consideration.

Application: 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 three references. If you have difficulty submitting application to this website, please contact Ms. Marion Ragland at: ragland@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012 and will continue until positions are 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, education, and global engagement. Its students and faculty form 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 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 Ray W. Herrick Laboratories; numerous endowed scholarships and fellowships; and various innovative programs including global engineering and nanotechnology. Its annual research expenditures and endowment/trust funds have grown rapidly to about $22M 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).

A background check will be required for employment in this position.