Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering Department Purdue University - School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Sep 25, 2019Full time
College of Engineering School of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position Autonomous and Connected Systems (ACS) The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Autonomous and Connected Systems (ACS). ACS is a College of Engineering initiative and community of scholars focused on advancing the science and engineering of autonomy, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT). The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline 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. Programs in the School of Mechanical Engineering are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The School is one of the largest at Purdue University, and in the nation, with 1300 undergraduates, 650 graduate students, 79 faculty, and 65 staff. The School is home of the Herrick , Zucrow and Maha research laboratories with significant infrastructure and a long tradition of collaboration with industry, national laboratories, and other universities. Mechanical Engineering faculty members also carry out a significant portion of research at the Birck Nanotechnology Center . The Bechtel Innovation Design Center and Maker Spaces provide hands-on experiences together with an entrepreneurship ecosystem through the Purdue Foundry and Discovery Park . The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (8th for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate per USWNR, 2019) and 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.