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Visiting Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering Technology

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2023

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) School of Polytechnic invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Industrial Engineering beginning January 2, 2023 through the Spring 2025 semester (3 semesters total).  The position is 100% teaching (4/4 workload) at the undergraduate/graduate level with no advising or service requirement.

A Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a closely related discipline will be considered as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  Candidates with a master’s degree and broad industrial experience will be considered for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice.  Applicants must be able to teach at the undergraduate/graduate level in a variety of foundational courses and potential courses matching the candidate’s expertise. Areas of instructional interest would include production planning control, ergonomics, statistical production planning, supply chain, and statistics. Applicants should possess at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates should enjoy working closely with students, thrive in a small experiential classroom setting and anticipate opportunity to collaborate with the community to improve the program. Position is contingent upon available funding and satisfactory background check.

The School of Polytechnic has majors in six-degree programs which include Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technology along with Information Technology and Construction Management.   All the Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www,  The student educational experience produces graduates who not only have profound technical knowledge, an ability to apply principles, and experiences relevant in their discipline but they can also problem solve, think critically, innovate, and communicate.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

The school is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references with email addresses to:  All candidates invited for interview will be expected to do a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation.  

Review of applicants will begin on September 25, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Purdue University Fort Wayne will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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