Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, IN invites applications to fill one non-tenure teaching position at the rank of Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering of the School of Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to teach four courses a semester in water resource, environmental engineering, and geotechnical engineering areas, and advise senior design projects and/or student competitions.

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its approximate 7,000 student body through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions and competitive rankings. The university is widely respected for its faculty’s dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana.

The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, and the School of Engineering.

PNW’s School of Engineering within CES comprises three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Closely affiliated with the School are two distinguished and award-winning research centers, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Purdue Water Institute (PWI).

The School is actively working to raise the profile of PNW’s engineering programs while continuing excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, increasing campus diversity and building partnerships outside of the university that will benefit students, faculty, staff, and the region the University serves. In addition, the School is expanding facilities and undertaking major capital improvements across both campuses. A new Engineering Design Studio just opened in the fall of 2020.

The Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) is a multi-disciplinary unit serving about 400 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. The unit offers bachelor’s Degrees in Mechanical, and Civil Engineering, as well as master’s Degrees in Mechanical and Interdisciplinary Engineering with concentration in Civil Engineering.

The MCE department takes pride in their students regularly participating in engineering competitions. MCE teams have won many awards in regional, national and international events including NASA’s Great Moon Buggy Race and Human Exploration Rover Challenge, SAE Formula One, EV Gran Prix, ASCE Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge, ASHRAE Best Paper, and AIST Best Paper competitions. Faculty are actively involved in research and have garnered awards or patents for their work.

  • PhD degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills


Successful candidates are expected to

  • Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level geotechnical engineering courses such as Surveying & GIS, Soil Engineering, etc.
  • Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on water resource and environmental engineering such as Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics, etc.
  • Supervise senior design projects and/or student competition teams.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position immediately and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically. Purdue University Northwest 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 their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A complete application packet will include:

  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching,
  • unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment),
  • and contact information for 3 professional references.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Position inquiries and nominations must be emailed to nozalp@pnw.edu. Visit our web site www.pnw.edu for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit https://www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check. Purdue University is equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.