Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in mechanical engineering starting in August 2022.  Higher rank candidates may be considered for this position.

The Civil & Mechanical Engineering (CME) department offers three-degree programs: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, B.S. in Civil Engineering, and M.S. in Engineering.  The department currently has 9 full-time faculty members and approximately 310 undergraduates and 15 graduate students.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in controls, mechatronics, robotics, as well as engineering fundamentals within the First-Year Engineering program.

Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and have earned a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related area by the time of appointment.  Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to providing outstanding classroom and laboratory instruction.  Candidates must have the potential to develop a scholarly research program and establish an externally funded research program in their area of expertise.  Candidates are expected to participate in service activities at the academic, professional, and/or community levels. Candidates should include any relevant industry experience in their application.

The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty efforts, including teaching, research, 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, a statement of current research and plans of establishing a research program, and the names of three references to: Candidates who are invited for a campus visit will deliver a 50-minute example student instructional presentation.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.  A criminal conviction record check will be made for employment in this position.  This position is contingent on available funding.  Purdue University Fort Wayne is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Should you have questions, please contact the Faculty Search and Screening Committee Chair:

Dr. Bongsu Kang

Chair of Faculty Search and Screening Committee

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 East Coliseum Boulevard

Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

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