Assistant/Associate Professor - Industrial Engineering Technology

  • Purdue University, Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering Technology
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Nov 22, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


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 industrial engineering technology. This position will be at the West Lafayette campus.

Teaching Expectations

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 Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) program. Lean six sigma, workplace design/measurement, and supply chain management continue to be an integral need of our engineering technology programs.

Research Expectations

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, energy systems, healthcare technologies, and supply chain systems. The research focus of the successful candidate should be within the area of industrial engineering technology or supply chain. The candidate is expected to generate fundable research in their chosen field, and to sustainably support graduate students.

In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to aid in curriculum development for the industrial engineering technology and supply chain & sales engineering technology majors and provide technical depth to the IET program. The candidate is expected to participate in our graduate program, teaching new and existing classes, and mentoring graduate students at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

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 Ph.D. This may take the form of mentoring senior capstone teams as well as graduate and undergraduate 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.


The Purdue Polytechnic Institutes transformation plan can be accessed at: 


Preferred and Required Qualifications


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering technology, industrial engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates must demonstrate effective English-language oral and written communication skills through documented classroom effectiveness or external engagement activities.  

Application Details

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 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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Application Deadline

Open until filled