Visiting Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

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Job Summary

The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW), invites applications for a one-academic-year (fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters) visiting assistant professor position starting in August 2021.  The successful candidate is expected to teach a full load of four courses per semester.  Higher rank candidates may be considered for this position.


Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related area.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in controls, mechatronics, robotics, and engineering fundamentals within the First-Year Engineering program.  Applicants for the position are required to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to provide outstanding classroom and laboratory instructions.  Industrial experience is desirable, but not required.

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

Application Process

PFW offers a competitive salary and benefits package and an excellent work environment.  Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana and is located within several hours of Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Indianapolis.  It is a great community that boasts affordable housing and a low cost of living.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.  Position contingent on available funding.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, a 1 or 2-page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:  Candidates who are invited for a campus visit will deliver a 50-minute instructional student presentation.

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 Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Bongsu Kang

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 East Coliseum Boulevard 

Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

May 13, 2021

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