Job ID: 129152

Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Systems

Purdue University

  • Sep. 13, 2019
  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Purdue University
    W Lafayette, IN
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level. The School is strongly interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise combine modeling, analysis, design, and/or implementation activities in application areas such as, but not restricted to: heat exchangers, electronics cooling systems and/or related thermal systems; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and/or refrigeration equipment; smart building technologies; and alternative energy systems. Competitive applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels.

Numerous opportunities for collaboration exist throughout Purdue University. Collaborators may be found in the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, other Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratories (e.g., the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories and Birck Nanotechnology Center), across the College of Engineering, and in Discovery Park (

Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering (, and specifically the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories (, provides a state-of-the-art facility for highly interdisciplinary collaboration with students and colleagues to address technical needs and provide innovative solutions in the aforementioned topical areas. The individual will engage government, industry, and other stakeholders to realize their research agenda, and meaningfully contribute to Purdue University’s research and teaching efforts in related disciplines.

School and College
The School of Mechanical Engineering is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, which calls for a proactive balancing of teaching, research, and service. The School includes more than 75 faculty, more than 1400 undergraduate students, and nearly 600 graduate students. Currently, the School is ranked 8th for undergraduate programs and 8th for graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.

The School 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 (8th for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate per USWNR, 2019) 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.

Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.

Submit applications online at Applications should include: (i) A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii, iv) distinct statements of teaching and research philosophy (3 page maximum each), and (v) the names and contact information for three references. For information/questions regarding your application, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at The review of applications will begin on September 9, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that a background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Greater Lafayette Indiana is home to Purdue University and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, Corteva Agrisciences, Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Wabash National, Saab Global Defense and Security Company, high tech firms and small businesses all call Greater Lafayette their home. Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Greater Lafayette is also near several other major metropolitan cities. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Commerce are resources that highlight our great community.

  • 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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