Professor Visiting Assistant (Environmental Engineering)

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN, USA 🇺🇸

Requisition ID:  17246

Professor Visiting Assistant

Job Summary

Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. The position will be a 23-month temporary non-tenure track appointment, for up to 23 months; with a starting date will be at least one week prior to the academic semester that begins August 2022.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of one core undergraduate course during each of the fall, spring and summer terms.  Concurrently, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out a research program of their own interests as well as developing collaborative research with existing faculty on campus.  The position is ideally suited to a candidate who is almost ready to embark on an academic career path, but is interested in developing a broader independent portfolio of research and instructional skills, utilizing the existing capabilities available at Purdue. It is expected the candidate will co-advise graduate students with existing faculty, supervise undergraduate researchers, and pursue extramural support for their own research activities.  A modest seed funding mechanism to support independent and collaborative research activities is available.

School and College

Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Environmental Engineering or related field. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering or related discipline.  EEE engages more than 60 faculty members within the College of Engineering and across the campus with core faculty maintaining joint appointments in Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Civil Engineering, Forestry & Natural Resources, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, & Materials Engineering.  We welcome applicants with interdisciplinary training & research. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: industrial ecology, sustainable manufacturing, chemical/materials synthesis, circular economy, coupled engineered-human-natural systems, drinking water quality, wastewater treatment, water resources, life cycle engineering, indoor and outdoor air quality, air pollution control, value recovery from waste streams, solid waste treatment.

EEE 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

Applications must be submitted electronically via this site:  

including (1) a complete curriculum vitae, (2) teaching statement, (3) research statement, (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 at least three professional 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 November 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 EEE 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.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,

including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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