School of Industrial Engineering - Faculty Openings

The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University invites applications from outstanding faculty candidates as part of a continuing strategy to substantially grow the School and its impact. The School has multiple openings at all faculty levels (Assistant/Associate/Full). Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment to named and distinguished professorship.

New faculty members will become part of a vibrant community of scholars who are committed to Rethinking IE, and helping shape the profession make substantial impact on societal grand challenges of the 21st century. The School is making significant investments in advancing the frontiers of next generation manufacturing, products and services, systems science, cognition and decision-making, and information engineering and data analytics.

We are seeking highly qualified, creative individuals with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or equivalent doctoral level degree(s) in closely related fields, who have demonstrated research and teaching excellence in relevant methodological areas. Successful candidates will conduct original research, will advise graduate students, will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and will perform service both at 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. New faculty members will have collaborative opportunities with researchers in Purdue’s world-renowned Colleges, including Engineering, Management, Science, Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy, and Agriculture. To facilitate this interaction, Purdue has established Discovery Park, a highly interdisciplinary enterprise dedicated to transformative research that includes state-of-the-art centers for nanotechnology, biosciences, healthcare engineering, entrepreneurship, energy, and other multi-disciplinary activities.  In addition, tremendous opportunities for collaboration also exist with large number of manufacturing, information, healthcare, and energy industries in the region.

Submit applications online at, including curriculum vitae, plans for leadership in research, teaching and enhancing diversity, and names and addresses of four professional references.  For information/questions regarding the applications, please contact Ms. Marion Ragland, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator, College of Engineering, at Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2014, and will continue until these positions are filled. A background check will be required for employment in these positions.

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.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ, and veterans are encouraged to apply.