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.
- PhD degree in Civil Engineering or related field by the
start of the appointment
- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication
Successful candidates are expected to
- Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level geotechnical
engineering courses such as Surveying & GIS, Soil Engineering,
- 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
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.
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
- 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 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
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.