Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering – Robotics



Job description

Job Summary

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Robotics, with focus on a fundamental core area (e.g., Sensors, Controls, Autonomy) as well as an application area (such as human-assistive technologies, medical or surgical devices, space exploration, or other related area). Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in robotics, mechanical engineering, or a related discipline and demonstrate potential to build a research program, as well as potential to educate and mentor students.  The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College and University levels. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.

School and College

Programs in the School of Mechanical Engineering are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The School of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest schools at Purdue University and one of the largest in the nation with 1500 undergraduates, 700 graduate students, 90 faculty, and 80 staff. The School of Mechanical Engineering is home of HerrickZucrow and Maha research laboratories with significant infrastructure and a long tradition of collaboration with industry and national laboratories. Mechanical Engineering faculty members also carry out a significant portion of research at the Birck Nanotechnology Center of Purdue University. The Bechtel Innovation Design Center and Maker Spaces provide extensive hands-on experiences together with an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem through the Purdue Foundry and Discovery Park.

The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 9th for undergraduate programs) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

How to apply

Submit application to this site including a complete (1) curriculum vitae, (2) teaching plan, (3) research/engagement/outreach plan, (4) a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and (5) names and contact information for at least four references. The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at [email protected]. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution The School of Mechanical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.

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

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name