Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice - Electrical Engineering Technology - Communications, Purdue School of Engineering Technology

  • Purdue University, Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering Technology
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Apr 04, 2024
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description



Job Summary
The School of Engineering Technology (SoET) at Purdue University invites applications for a full-time appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice level in the area of electrical engineering technology. The Professor of Practice position is contractual non-tenure accruing, but renewable, with the position holder having voting faculty status and potential for promotion through established policies. This position will be at the West Lafayette, Indiana campus beginning in August 2024.

Teaching Expectations 
The SoET resides in Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute (PPI), one of the 10 academic colleges. The Polytechnic uses innovative learning methods, real-world experiences, and industry partnerships to produce graduates uniquely qualified for technology-driven careers. 

This position requires faculty with both high technical competence and the ability and desire to teach in active classrooms. We are looking for a candidate to teach students in our Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and related Engineering Technology degree programs. Particularly, subjects of interest include RF / Microwave, wireless communications, wireless sensing, and wireless systems design and measurement.  Experience in RF / microwave circuits testing and systems testing is essential.      

Electrical engineering technology is an important part of our five engineering technology programs, with applications in mechatronics, robotics, smart manufacturing, and advanced electrical systems. This position will require the use of modern distance education technologies to reach multiple locations concurrently. 

In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the EET program. The candidate may also participate in our graduate program, teaching new and existing graduate classes. Relevant, recent industrial experience and prior teaching experience are highly desirable. The program is ETAC of ABET accredited and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to quality improvement practices that support continued accreditation requirements. 

The candidate is expected to interface with external clients to establish relationships with companies that will engage our students at some level. This engagement may develop into mentoring senior capstone teams as well as undergraduate research. 


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a minimum of an M.S. in electrical engineering technology, electrical engineering, or a related discipline. 


Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Application Procedure 
All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume or CV, 3) a clear statement of teaching, and 4) the names of three references.  

Screening will begin April 1, 2024 and conclude when the position is filled. 

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

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

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