The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of electrical engineering technology, with areas of competence in power electronics, electronic drives, or electrical energy systems. The candidate will collaborate with other faculty from different backgrounds in the school, the university, as well as other universities and industry partners, such that success in research is attainable. This person will teach in both our undergraduate and graduate programs and will be expected to be able to teach online. This position will be at the West Lafayette campus.
The Purdue Polytechnic transformation requires faculty with both high technical competence and the ability and desire to teach in active classrooms. We are looking for candidates to teach students in our Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program with strengths in power electronics, electronic drives, and electrical energy systems, which can include power production and distribution, electrical vehicles, and advanced power electronic converters. Relevant, recent industrial experience or prior teaching experience are highly desirable.
In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the energy engineering technology major and provide technical depth to the EET program. The ability to combine artificial intelligence with electrical switching is key to many industry sectors, from the smart grid to industry 4.0. Our majors in audio, robotics and mechatronics rely on power electronics. The candidate will need to participate in our graduate program, teaching new and existing classes, and mentoring graduate students in funded research at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.
The applied research portfolio of the School of Engineering Technology crosses the disciplines of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Industrial Engineering Technology, with focus areas in materials, robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), mechatronics, smart and additive manufacturing, audio and entertainment technology, energy systems, healthcare technologies, and supply chain systems. The research focus of the successful candidate is open but is expected to complement these existing strengths through a focus on combining intelligence with systems. The candidate is expected to generate fundable research in their chosen field, and to sustainably support graduate students.
The candidate is expected to interface with external clients, both commercial and governmental, and to establish relationships with companies looking for ways to engage with our students at all levels from undergraduate to PhD. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams as well as graduate research.
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University’s School of Engineering Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates must address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. People with the proven ability to contribute to an inclusive workplace are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institutes transformation plan can be accessed at: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/technology-transformed.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering technology, engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. Candidates must demonstrate effective English-language oral and written communication skills through documented classroom effectiveness or external engagement activities.
All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume or CV, 3) a clear statement of teaching and research interests, 4) a statement addressing diversity and inclusivity, and 5) the names of three references.
Screening will begin December 1, 2021 and conclude when the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Purdue views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all University related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.
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