Professor of Engineering Practice in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Manufacturing

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Job posting number: #7092448

Posted: January 18, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The School of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Purdue University invites applications for a non-tenure track Faculty of Engineering Practice position at the rank of Professor of Practice (PEP), at the mid-to-senior career level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Advanced Manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing platform is defined as the innovative manufacturing science and engineering for physical and/or digital designs, materials, processes, integrated products, and systems. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or a related discipline, or hold an Engineering Master’s Degree with extensive depth and breadth in discovering, participating, and leading advanced manufacturing efforts for the past two to three decades. The candidate is expected to demonstrate excellent potential to significantly increase our activities in Advanced Manufacturing. The candidate is also expected to demonstrate potential to integrate their professional practice with the School of Mechanical Engineering’s research, education, and/or engagement/outreach programs. The successful candidate will bring notable professional practical experience through small- and/or large- industrial engagements and professional societies. Experience in traditional industrial sectors such as transportation and defense industries as well as emerging sectors such as autonomous systems and I 4.0 are attractive for this opportunity. Also, we encourage applicants who have a strong interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Special emphasis is on recruiting highly qualified PEP candidate towards building a diverse and inclusive culture at ME. This PEP hire will be engaged in applying experience through multiple avenues. Following are few examples of avenues: 1. manage a ME shared facility(ies); 2. bring in industry partners to create applied research opportunities in small and large industrial collaborations and/or industry-government partnerships; 3. develop and teach undergraduate and graduate hands-on and project-based learning classes that use machines such as milling, metal additive printers, etc.; 4. write proposals for updating current and seeking new equipment for modeling and experimental eminence; 5. participate in professional societies activities, and others. Overall, the successful candidate is expected to provide a highly synergistic framework to augment the School’s and College of Engineering’s progress in manufacturing towards research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurship opportunities for societal impact.

School and College
Established in 1882, the School of Mechanical Engineering is the oldest of Purdue’s engineering schools and has granted over 28,000 degrees. The School has become synonymous with innovation and outstanding accomplishment in engineering research, education, global engagement, and entrepreneurship. The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is well-known for its breadth and strength in multiple areas of advanced manufacturing and is engaged in application areas such as autonomous vehicles, aerospace, defense, agriculture, food, energy, and more. In addition to supporting faculty and facilities expansion, including in the emerging area of Convergent Manufacturing, the School’s fundraising has enabled the newly-opened, LEED-certified, $34.5M Roger B. Gatewood Wing of Mechanical Engineering with substantial space dedicated to design research and education; the $30M LEED-certified expansion of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories; an $8.2M expansion of High-Pressure facilities at the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories; and numerous endowed scholarships and fellowships. Its annual research expenditures and endowment/trust funds have grown rapidly to $24M per year and over $80M, respectively. The School of Mechanical Engineering is home to Herrick, Zucrow, and Kepner research laboratories with significant infrastructure and a long tradition of collaboration in manufacturing with industries and national laboratories. Purdue is also home to BIRCK Nanotechnology Center with extensive access to user fab-lab and electronics manufacturing. In addition, large-scale hands-on design and prototyping facilities such as the Bechtel Innovation and Design Center, Anvil co-working and student incubator, Foundry, and the new convergence facility helping students and faculty transform ideas into innovation through entrepreneurship. Purdue Engineering takes pride in being at the pinnacle of excellence at scale.

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.

Application Process
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 minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 (strongly encouraged) 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 begin on September 15, 2021 and 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.

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