Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 2, 2023

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Job Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 9-month academic appointment, beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentor undergraduate students on senior design projects and masters-level graduate students on thesis research and perform research and scholarship.


A Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering or a related field is required. The degree must be earned by August 12, 2024.


Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings.

PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts—urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population.


The School of Engineering at PNW comprises three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE). 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 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers ABET-accredited baccalaureate degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and a graduate master’s program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department provides excellent teaching and learning opportunities with state-of-the-art equipment, design studio, laboratories, and centers.


The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position on October 1, 2023 and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically on the PNW Careers Faculty webpage. PNW 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 ad inclusion. A complete application packet will include:
  • A cover letter that reflects candidate’s interest and qualification for the position,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A brief research statement (maximum of two pages),
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of two pages), and
  • Contact information for three professional references.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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