Employment Opportunities

Department of Biological Sciences - Assistant/Associate Professors

The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University invites applicants for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applications are welcomed from researchers in all areas of the life sciences with particular emphasis on immunology; microbiomes in health and disease (e.g., gut-brain axis, infectious disease, cancer); and structural, molecular, developmental, or cell biology. Preference will be given to candidates that span research areas (e.g. inflammation of the nervous system; developmental biology of the immune system; structural biology of pathogens) or that use innovative combinations of computational and experimental approaches to answer fundamental questions in human health or macrosystem/microbiome biology.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in the biological sciences or related disciplines, a strong record demonstrating an ability to perform cutting-edge research, and experience in and/or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Data Science in Life Sciences

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Data Science applications in the Life Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning September 1, 2020. Assistant Professor candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for an early career endowed professorship.

To foster collaborations across academic units and emphasize interdisciplinary we expect that most faculty hired through this search will have interdepartmental joint appointments (College of Science Departments hosting research related to the Life Sciences include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics). We are seeking exceptional candidates with interdisciplinary interests in a wide range of topics that complement existing areas of strength within Purdue across the Life Sciences and Data Science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Systems Biology
  • Genomics and Population Genomics
  • Structural Biology
  • Macrosystems Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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Data Science in Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple positions in Data Science, with a tenure home in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics, to begin in August 2020 or a future date subject to negotiation. These appointments will be at the level of assistant or associate professor. Early career candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for a term-limited early career endowed professorship.

Qualifications

These positions come at a time of significant investment for the College of Science, comprising the mathematical, computational, physical and life sciences. We are interested in all aspects of data science and related fields, including theoretical foundations, methodology, data-intensive computations, and applications. We particularly encourage candidates who can demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines.

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Data Science in Physical Science - Departments of EAPS/PHYS/CHEM

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple positions in "Physical Science and Data Science" at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 17, 2020. Assistant Professor candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for an early career endowed professorship. This opportunity is coordinated with concurrent searches in "Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics focused on Data Science" and "Data Science in the Life Sciences."

Qualifications

These positions come at a time of new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment for the College of Science. We particularly encourage candidates who demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines. We expect that most faculty hired through this search will have interdepartmental joint appointments. College of Science Departments hosting research related to Physical Science include: Chemistry, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy, as well as Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in a closely related field.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized theoretical, computational, experimental, and/or observational research program that addresses research questions of fundamental importance. They are also expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses to a diverse student body and supervise graduate students. Successful candidates will combine an outstanding record of research excellence with a commitment to effective and engaged teaching in both physical science and data science. Candidates should have a broad understanding of the numerical and analytic methods in data science, including machine learning, for physical science subject matters, along with the software systems that implement them.

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Department of Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Analytical Chemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of analytical chemistry, defined broadly.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and to display excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Department of Chemistry - Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Chemistry - Biochemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in biochemistry as related to human health-relevant biological processes, especially those related to neuroscience or similar fields. If appropriate, the successful candidate will be offered affiliation with Purdue’s new Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), established as part of the University's strategic investment in the life sciences.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in biochemistry, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and to display excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Department of Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Inorganic Chemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of inorganic chemistry, defined broadly.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and to display excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Department of Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for two or more tenure-track or tenured positions in the broad area of artificial intelligence. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions are part of a continued expansion in a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.

Qualifications

The Department is broadly interested in candidates from all areas of Artificial Intelligence. To expand and enhance our existing strengths, we are particularly interested in machine learning, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, vision, and reasoning/decision making. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research, and have a strong commitment to teaching.  Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

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Department of Computer Science - Professor of Practice

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University solicits applications for two Professor of Practice positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in computer science or a related field, or a BS degree in computer science or a related discipline and commensurate experience in teaching or industry. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching, have the ability to teach a broad range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum, have an enthusiasm for teaching and interaction with students, have an interest in on-line development and delivery of courses, and have an interest in advising student team projects. The positions are non-tenure track faculty positions with multi-year contracts. Professors of Practice faculty are actively involved in departmental activities and have professional development opportunities.

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Department of Computer Science - Systems

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for two or more tenure-track or tenured positions in the broad area of systems. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions are part of a continued expansion in a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.

Qualifications

The Department is interested in candidates whose work focuses on database systems, cyber-physical systems, operating systems, networking and distributed systems. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of systems will be considered. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research, and have a strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

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Department of Computer Science - Theoretical Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for two or more tenure-track or tenured positions in theoretical computer science. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions are part of a continued expansion in a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.

Qualifications

The Department is interested in candidates whose work in theoretical computer science focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms, quantum computing, randomness in computation, as well as computational science and engineering. Highly qualified applicants in other areas of theoretical computer science will be considered. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research, and have a strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

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Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Large-Scale Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in large-scale geophysical fluid dynamics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2020-21 academic year. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Atmospheric Science or related field at the time of employment. Within EAPS and Purdue, candidates will find supportive colleagues and a diverse and vibrant academic community, with ample opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The successful candidate should be able to develop a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized theoretical, experimental, and/or observational research program that pursues novel integrative approaches to study geophysical fluid interactions across global-to-regional scales and to develop a complementary teaching portfolio. Possible areas of study may include: planetary-scale modes of climate variability, coupled ocean/atmosphere/cryosphere interactions, stratosphere/troposphere interactions, weather-climate interactions, and predictability in weather and seasonal forecasts.

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Department of Mathematics - Department Head

The College of Science at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematics. The department seeks a dynamic research leader and dedicated educator with creative vision and an outstanding record of achievement, ready to propel a strong department even further. The head will work with departmental colleagues and college leadership to advance its research and graduate and undergraduate programs.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of scholarly achievement along with strong leadership potential. It is expected that candidates for this position will have an earned doctorate in mathematics or a related field and a level of stature in the field sufficient at a minimum to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor in a leading mathematics department. Highly desirable qualities include an understanding of the current needs and future directions of the field of mathematics and related areas in general, as well as within the department and college, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and skills in academic leadership, student relations, mentoring, and alumni relations.

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Department of Mathematics - Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple three-year positions as Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor (for new and very recent Ph.D.s). These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science - Purdue's second-largest college, comprising the mathematical, physical and life sciences.

Qualifications

These positions will commence August 2020 and are open to mathematicians who demonstrate exceptional research promise and a strong teaching record. Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or closely related field by August 10, 2020 is required. Successful candidates will have research interests in common with Purdue faculty and a record of early research excellence. Duties include continued research production, engagement with faculty and students, and teaching of undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Actuarial Science

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for an appointment in Actuarial Science, within the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, to begin August 2020. These appointments will be at the level of assistant or associate professor.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have an outstanding record of research excellence, a commitment to effective and engaged teaching, and a record of accomplishment in the field of Actuarial Science. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics or a closely related field.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, teach undergraduate and/or graduate mathematics and/or statistics courses to a diverse student body, mentor students, and participate in the design and development of the Actuarial Science program and curriculum. Senior faculty will also mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy - Experimental Biological Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science at Purdue University seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of experimental biological physics. All areas of experimental biological physics will be considered.

Successful candidates will have a joint appointment in both the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry (75:25 appointment). We are interested in outstanding scientists with an established track record, a commitment to leading a preeminent research program, and a clear vision for future innovation. Current research efforts within the department apply a variety of experimental and theoretical techniques to investigate intracellular dynamics, cell growth, cell sensing, and structural and electron dynamics in a variety of systems.

The department is looking to integrate a creative scientist into the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by the Purdue University Life Sciences Institutes, including the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D) and the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN).

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biophysics or a closely related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to obtain significant research funding, develop vigorous research programs, supervise graduate students, and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy - Experimental Particle Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science at Purdue University seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of experimental particle physics. All areas of experimental particle physics will be considered.

We are interested in outstanding scientists with an established track record, international stature, a commitment to leading a preeminent research program, and a clear vision for future developments that will complement the current efforts within the department. Purdue has major involvement in the CMS, Mu2e, XENON1T/nT, LBECA, STAR and LSST experiments. Synergies exist with groups in astrophysics, theory, nuclear physics and condensed matter physics. The department offers a state‐of‐the‐art in‐house facility with resources applicable to silicon detector design, development and fabrication.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in particle physics or a closely related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to develop vigorous research programs, supervise graduate students, and teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

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Department of Statistics - Department Head

The College of Science at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Statistics. The department seeks a dynamic research leader and innovative educator with creative vision and an outstanding record of achievement, ready to strengthen a key department and build cross-campus linkages in data science and other core statistical areas. The head will work with departmental colleagues and College leadership to build and realize a compelling research vision for the future of the department, and to accelerate the rapid and substantive advancement of its research focus and graduate and undergraduate programs. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of scholarly research and teaching achievement along with outstanding leadership potential. It is expected that candidates for this position will have an earned doctorate in statistics or a related field and a level of stature in the field sufficient at a minimum to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor in a leading department. Highly desirable qualities include an understanding of the current needs and future direction of statistics and related areas as an academic discipline, a commitment to diversity and collaboration, and skills in academic leadership, student relations, mentoring, and alumni relations.

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Quantum Information Science - Math/Computer Science

The Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for up to five positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS) to begin August 2020. These positions will be at the assistant/associate professor level based on scholarly record. When appropriate, successful candidates may be considered for joint and interdisciplinary appointments across the College. 

QIS is at the frontier of several traditional research disciplines including applied math and computer science, information theory, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, and chemistry. QIS strives to harness the unusual quantum mechanical properties of superposition and entanglement to provide breakthrough advances for computing, secure communications, and novel device functionalities. As such, QIS is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science—Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the physical, computing, and life sciences—these positions come at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in mathematics, computer science, or a closely related field, with outstanding credentials in research related to QIS, an excellent track record of publications and potential for developing a vibrant research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop an outstanding research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

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Quantum Information Science - Physics & Astronomy/Chemistry

The Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for up to five positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS). These positions would be at the assistant/associate level appointments based on scholarly record. When appropriate, successful candidates may be considered for joint and interdisciplinary appointments across the College.

The College of Science is especially seeking to enhance our existing strengths in research at the interface of Chemistry and Physics and growth within Computer Science and Math through strategic hiring of creative scientists to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University. Successful candidates will have research interests that can build a comprehensive suite of capabilities in experimental and/or theoretical quantum computing with superconducting qubits, spins in semiconductors and other condensed matter systems, cold atomic ions, Rydberg, photonic systems chemical physics, or quantum materials. Also of inherent interest for progress in this field are quantum algorithm research and information theoretic analysis. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in physics, chemistry, math, and computer science, or other fields related to QIS, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of publications and potential for developing a vibrant research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

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