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Faculty Opening in Fluid Mechanics and Propulsion (002576-2011)

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Fluid Mechanics and Propulsion.  Both traditional and emerging research areas involving analytical, computational as well as experimental expertise are of interest.  The search is focused on the broad topics of energy, power generation and bio-fluids.  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 are targeted, but exceptional candidates at higher rank will receive serious consideration.

Application Process:
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 interest, and the names and contact information for at least three references.  If you have difficulty submitting applicant to this website, please contact Ms. Marion Ragland at: ragland@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012 and will continue until the 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 synony7mous 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 the 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 area (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.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.