003640-2017 - Tenure Tack Faculty - Power Electronics / Robotics

Job Description

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University has three full-time openings at its West Lafayette, Indiana Campus, beginning no later than August 2017. These positions may be filled either as Assistant or Associate Professors of Practice or as tenure track Assistant or Associate Professors.

Principal Duties

The candidates for these positions will teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct engagement and/or research, and perform service. The candidates will be required to develop and teach a variety of courses related to robotics, mechatronics, power electronics, automation, and IoT. These positions support the Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs.

Tenure track applicants will be expected to develop a vigorous applied research program that complements the existing research of the School as well as the Purdue Robotics Accelerator (robotics.purdue.edu).  Existing research strengths include collaborative robotics, assistive robotics, smart environments for home, healthcare and manufacturing, networked sensing and control, autonomy, and smart materials. Particular relevant expertise in analog, computer, and power applications is noteworthy.


The candidates will also be expected to serve the university community by participating in committees, recruiting activities, student mentoring, engagement efforts with the local industry, developing curricular materials and laboratory experiences in concert with Polytechnic transformation goals, and participating in assessment activities intended to maintain accreditation. Tenure track applicants must have a PhD in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or a related discipline, while professors of practice must have at least a MS degree.

Relevant, recent industrial experience and prior teaching experience are highly desirable. The Professor of Practice position is contractual non-tenure accruing, but renewable, with the position having a faculty status and potential for promotion through established policies.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue Polytechnic Institute is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should 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.                                                                  

Application Procedure

Tenure-track | Computer/Digital/Robotics | Posting #003641-2017

Tenure-track | Power/Robotics | Posting #003640-2017

Tenure-track or Professor of Practice | Mechatronics/Controls/Analog | Posting #003639-2017

Submission should include 1) a cover letter stating the position and location being applied for, 2) a resume or CV, 3) a clear statement of teaching and research interests, 4) a statement addressing inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references. All applications should be submitted to: soet@purdue.edu, with the subject line: RIoT Positions | West Lafayette | Posting #.

Screening will begin February 2017 and conclude when the positions are filled.

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

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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