Lecturer Position – Systems, Measurements and Controls

  • Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Jun 09, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

Principal Duties 

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, invites applications for a full-time 12-month non-tenure track position of Lecturer effective Fall 2021.  Initial appointment will be for one year, and based on performance and availability of funds, the position is expected to be continued.   

The position of full-time Lecturer includes the following duties: 

  • For each semester, teach two or three undergraduate/graduate lecture and/or undergraduate laboratory courses primarily in the Systems, Measurements, and Controls areas. 
  • Successful candidates must exhibit a passion for teaching undergraduates and are expected to be highly motivated instructors.  
  • Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to ongoing curriculum development. 
  • Assist in services to School of Mechanical Engineering as needed. 


Preferred and Required Qualifications


The candidate must have at minimum a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with comparable professional or teaching experiences in colleges.  Preference is for candidates to have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field.    

Preferred: Demonstrated successful college-level teaching backgrounds, as well as experience mentoring young engineers; and demonstrated experience in student-centric interactive teaching styles (e.g., cooperative learning methods, flipped classrooms, etc.) as well as effective use of technology in the classroom. 

Application Details

Application Process 

To apply, please visit careers.purdue.edu. Application must include 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching interests, 3) names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, and 4) a complete Curriculum Vita. Candidates should submit application materials electronically via https://careers.purdue.edu/. The job requisition ID number for this position is 13772.  

Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Professor Song Zhang via email at szhang15@purdue.edu

Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Application Deadline

Open until position is filled.