Assistant Professor School of Aviation & Transportation Technology (AET)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: West Lafayette, INDIANA
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Purdue University, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

School of Aviation & Transportation Technology

Faculty Position Description – Assistant Professor (Tenured Track)


Aeronautical Engineering Technology



Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2020. This faculty appointment is in the School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.


 Essential job duties include the following: (1) Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in aviation technology and related areas.  (2) Collaborate with other academic units at Purdue, as well as, other organizations externally, to engage with government and industry to obtain externally-funded applied research; (3) serve on curriculum committees; (4) Perform customary faculty assignments and student mentoring; and (5) Demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and transformational education.  The ideal candidate should have a record of academic teaching, curriculum development, scholarly publications, and conference presentations.  Once selected all candidates must demonstrate plans for success with teaching, discovery, and engagement with community and industry.

Minimum Qualifications


Ph.D. or earned doctorate preferred, M.S. or M.A. in Aviation or other closely related field is required. Applicants must possess appropriate FAA certificates and ratings necessary to perform assigned duties in the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program.

General Information

Purdue University is a land grant-university dedicated to learning, discovery, and engagement.  The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is home to seven undergraduate majors, including Professional Flight Technology, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Aerospace Financial Analysis, all leading to a B.S. degree.  Students may also pursue M.S.’ M.S. online and Ph.D. degrees.  The Professional Flight, Aviation Management, and Aeronautical Engineering Technology programs are professionally accredited and are nationally recognized for educating graduates who become successful leaders in a wide variety of aviation, aerospace, and space careers. A balance of hands-on teaching, scholarship, and funded engagement is the key to this success, and the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to make effective and noteworthy contributions to the discipline in each of these three success areas.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the candidate.  Benefits will include comprehensive health and retirement plans.

Application Information

The process of reviewing applications begins January 1, 2020, and continues until candidates are selected.   Proposed date of hire is for the Fall 2020 semester.  Purdue Polytechnic is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates are expected to address at least one of those areas in a cover letter, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could promote a work climate that values inclusion.


To apply, submit the following letter of application; curriculum vitae; a letter addressing commitment to diversity; and a list of five references (with contact information) via Success Factors at . Click on “Faculty” in the Careers by Area section and select this position from a list of all the currently open faculty positions. 

Additional Information

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Affirmative Action

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

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