Faculty and Teaching Positions

Purdue University College of Engineering and College of Science  

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 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 November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Faculty Opening in Computer Engineering

As part of the Engineering Strategic Growth Initiative, Purdue University is seeking to fill a faculty position in computer engineering within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Computer Engineering area of the school has twenty faculty members with active research programs in areas such as AI, architecture, compilers, computer vision, distributed systems, embedded systems, graphics, haptics, HCI, machine learning, multimedia systems, networking, networking applications, NLP, OS, robotics, software engineering, and visualization. The new hire will join a strong group of computer engineering faculty and will help shape Purdue's vision and research/education agenda. Candidates for tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level will be considered. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science and engineering including, but not limited to, cloud computing, distributed systems, embedded systems, intelligent systems, mobile computing, and security will be considered. Eligible candidates are required to have a PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely-related discipline, have demonstrated potential for excellence in research, and be committed to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record, will develop a strong, independent research program, be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advise students. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Submit applications here. The application should include a cover letter, a complete and detailed vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests. Also, include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three or more references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013. Inquiries may be sent to ece-cearea-search@ecn.purdue.edu. Applications will be considered as they are received, but, for full consideration, should arrive by January 15, 2014. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Faculty Opening in Human-Centered Computing

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for two faculty positions at the assistant, associate or full rank in human-centered computing, including but not limited to visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interaction (HCI), imaging, and graphics. The Computer Engineering area of the school has twenty faculty members with active research programs in areas such as AI, architecture, compilers, computer vision, distributed systems, embedded systems, graphics, haptics, HCI, machine learning, multimedia systems, networking, networking applications, NLP, OS, robotics, software engineering, and visualization. The Communications, Networks and Signal Processing area of the school has eighteen faculty members with active research programs in areas such as wireless mobile and PCS communication, smart antennas, GPS, radar, speech recognition and synthesis, image processing and pattern recognition, image quality, image rendering, document imaging, image analysis, remote sensing, local and wide-area computer networks, and multimedia communication, security, and processing.

Eligible candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in computer science/engineering or a closely related field and a significant demonstrated research record commensurate with the level of the position for which they are applying.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record, will develop a strong, independent research programs, will teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses, and will advise students. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a CV, research and teaching statements, names and contact information for at least three references, and URLs for three to five online papers. Submit applications here.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013. Inquiries may be sent to ece-hcc-search@ecn.purdue.edu. Applications will be considered as they are received, but for full consideration should arrive by January 15, 2014. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.