School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University

Faculty Position in the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University

School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, United States

West Lafayette, IN, United States


College of Engineering

Faculty Position in the School of MATERIALS ENGINEERING

The School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in materials science and engineering with an emphasis in data science/computational materials science, materials in medicine or related topics. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels.

The School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University is known for its collaborative and interdisciplinary nature and strength in a wide range of fields from structural to active materials both in experiments and theory and computation. The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering, among the largest and highest-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (8th for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate per USWNR, 2019). It is also renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.

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 including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of three references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and will continue until position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and 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.

Greater Lafayette Indiana is home to Purdue University and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, Corteva Agriscience, Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Wabash National, Saab Global Defense and Security Company, high tech firms and small businesses all call Greater Lafayette their home. Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Greater Lafayette is also near several other major metropolitan cities. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Commerce are resources that highlight our great community.

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

Please apply via recruiter’s website.