003782-2017 - Assistant/Associate Professor - Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University has a full-time opening at its West Lafayette, Indiana Campus, beginning no later than August 2018. This tenure-track position may be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Principal Duties

The Purdue Polytechnic transformation requires faculty with both high technical competence and the ability and desire to teach in active classrooms. This person will be expected to teach students in our Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Industrial Engineering Technology degree programs. We are looking for candidates with strengths in the application of process optimization and modelling in an industrial setting, sustainable manufacturing, connected factory and industry 4.0. Expertise in computing in relation to these fields is highly desirable.

In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the automation and systems integration, the mechatronics and the robotics majors within the MFET program and in concert with the RIoT Zone initiative (Robotics and IoT). As the MFET and IET programs grow at our statewide locations, there will be an increased demand for these courses in multiple instructional formats. Similarly, the candidate will need to participate in our graduate programs, both on campus and online.

The candidate is expected to be able to generate fundable research in their chosen field, and to be able to sustainably support graduate students. Particular areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, sensors, intelligent control, data-centric methodologies for the digital enterprise, integration of cyber-physical and I-IoT systems with advanced automation and manufacturing.

The candidate is expected to be able to interface with external clients and to establish relationships through our Office of Engagement with companies looking for ways to engage with our students. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams as well as graduate research.


Applicants must have a PhD in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing for both classroom effectiveness and external engagement. People with the proven ability to contribute to an inclusive workplace are particularly encouraged to apply. Relevant, recent industrial experience and prior teaching experience are highly desirable.

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 research interests, 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: Manufacturing Engineering Tech Position | West Lafayette | Posting #003782-2017.

Screening will begin January 1, 2018 and conclude when the position is 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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