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Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, IN invites applications to fill one non-tenured teaching position at the rank of Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering of the School of Engineering. The initial contract term for this position is one year to begin January 1, 2022. Contract renewal is subject to satisfactory performance of the selected candidate and availability of funding for the position.

 Minimum Qualification

  •  PhD degree in Civil Engineering or related field by the start of the appointment
  • 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.

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 9,300 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity

The College of Engineering and Sciences (CES) serves about 1,400 undergraduate students and 120 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 350 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. The department includes 13 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and one staff member. The unit offers bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical, and Civil Engineering, as well as master’s degrees in Mechanical and Interdisciplinary Engineering with a concentration in Civil Engineering.

The MCE department takes pride in their students regularly participating in a host of 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.

Application Process

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 on the PNW Careers Faculty webpage. 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. Visit our web site for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit 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.

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