003779-2017 - Continuing Lecturer 

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University has a full-time opening at its West Lafayette, Indiana Campus, beginning no later than January 2018. This position is for a Continuing Lecturer.

Principal Duties

The School of Engineering Technology has a common freshman entry course to welcome students to our transformed curricula. This experiential course includes both lecture and lab environments. The lecturer position will help teach these important courses to large cohorts of students by acting as instructor and project manager.

Real world integrative capstone experiences are fundamental to all programs in the School, and the desire for interdisciplinary teams is growing throughout the College.  This Continuing Lecturer is expected to work with the Capstone Program Manager to maintain relationships with industry sponsors by acting as project manager and technical lead for multiple year-long capstone projects.

Candidates with strong interest in teaching and learning innovation are highly encouraged to apply.


The Continuing Lecturer of Capstone Projects position is a 10-month position, with renewal contracts. A successful candidate for this position will be expected to interact with students at the undergraduate level, work collaboratively with faculty and industry team mentors, interface with learning innovators, and maintain technical competency.  Applicants must have at least a M.S. degree in a relevant Engineering Technology, or Engineering or closely related discipline, with a PhD desirable. Industrial experience, especially technical project management experience, is highly valued for this position.  Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach undergraduate courses and the ability or potential to quickly advance their teaching effectiveness.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue Polytechnic Institute is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty and staff 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

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 technical management experiences, 4) a statement addressing inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references. All applications should be submitted to: soetsearch@purdue.edu, with the subject line: Continuing Lecturer Position | West Lafayette | Posting #003779-2017.

Screening will begin October 1, 2017 and conclude when the position is filled. A background check is 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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