Faculty and Teaching Positions

Purdue University College of Engineering and College of Science  

In addition to the opportunities below, we have many other opportunities available at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment.

Faculty Opening in Big Data

Purdue University has identified “Big Data” as a major thrust for inter-disciplinary research and education. Several faculty positions are available in enabling technologies as well as in domain sciences that deal with the use and management of digital data. The new hires will join a strong faculty group engaged in this thrust area and will have a unique opportunity to help shape Purdue’s vision and research/education agenda in “Big Data”.

Responsibilities: Candidates for tenure and tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate professor level will be considered.  Strong interest in inter-disciplinary activities is required.  Outstanding candidates with an interest in all data-related areas of computer science and engineering, physics, civil engineering and library science will be considered.  Examples of  specific fields of interest are data infrastructure (storage and networking), system software infrastructure (OS, programming models), scalable analytics (data mining and machine learning at scale), analytics presentation (information visualization) and data-enabled methods (data curation and preservation) and applications in domain sciences.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD degree in one of the above-mentioned areas or in a closely related discipline, or an MLS for appointment within the Libraries faculty, have demonstrated potential for excellence in research, and be committed to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct research in their field of expertise, and participate in interdisciplinary “Big-Data” activities.

Applications: Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Submit applications online here. The application should include a cover letter, a complete and detailed vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests. Also, please include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three or more references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Nicole Piegza (piegza@purdue.edu). Applications for positions to begin in Fall 2013 are now being considered; the review will continue until the positions are filled. A background check will be required for employment in these positions. Hard copy applications can be sent to: Big Data Search Chair, Department of Computer Science, 305 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Faculty Opening in Integrated Imaging

Purdue University’s College of Engineering and College of Science have identified imaging as a major thrust for cross-disciplinary research and education and are accepting applications for tenured and tenure track faculty (Assistant and Associate Professor) in this area. Imaging research has become the key to progress in fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, earth and atmospheric science; and the resulting technologies are addressing major human needs in healthcare, medicine, security, manufacturing, and communication. Purdue University has embarked on a new “integrated-imaging” initiative to exploit the synergy between science and engineering, algorithms and devices, sensors and applications. This initiative will build on strengths and leverage the imaging capabilities of both Purdue Colleges and Purdue’s Discovery and Research Parks.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Science or a related field.  They should have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential for world-class research, and a commitment to teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Specific research fields of interest in the integrated-imaging cluster include, but are not limited to electron and light microscopy, whole body imaging, image processing, inverse methods, multimodal imaging, hyperspectral imaging, and sensor systems. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to integrated imaging, conduct research in their field of expertise, publish and present research findings, participate in professional activities, and advise graduate student research.  The primary faculty appointment will be in a school of the College of Engineering or a department of the College of Science, and will depend on the candidate’s qualifications.

Submit your application for integrated imaging here. The application should include a cover letter, a complete and detailed vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests. Also, please include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three or more references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Charles Bouman (bouman@purdue.edu). Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Faculty Opening in Computer Engineering and VLSI

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer engineering and VLSI will be considered, with preference to the following areas:

  • Computer Engineering: Computer architecture, cyber-physical and embedded systems, or computer systems hardware.
  • VLSI: All aspects of integrated circuit and system design in the nanoscale CMOS and post-CMOS era.

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or a related discipline, demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at both the School 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.

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a strong faculty engaged in core research in all areas of electrical and computer engineering as well as significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions, and industrial partners. For a detailed description of research activities in Computer Engineering, see https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Research/Areas/CompEngr and for VLSI, see https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Research/Areas/VLSI_Cir. The College of Engineering at Purdue is currently undergoing extensive growth, with over one hundred faculty position openings being projected over the next five years.

Submit applications for Computer Engineering and VLSI here. Include curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of three or more references. For information/questions regarding applications contact ece-ce-vlsi-search@ecn.purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until positions are filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, industries, and excellent schools. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program to assist new faculty and their partners regarding dual career needs and facilitate their relocation.