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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Engineering Practice
Purdue University

Date Posted Nov. 13, 2023
Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Engineering Practice
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department School Of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics


The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE) at Purdue University invites applications for non-tenure track Faculty of Engineering Practice positions at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in: (a) topics relevant to “space engineering”, including but not limited to: spacecraft or launch vehicle systems engineering, space policy, in-space manufacturing and assembly, and human space operations, or (b) topics relevant to aircraft aerodynamics, design and performance including but not limited to: low-speed experimental aerodynamics, aircraft configuration aerodynamics, aircraft performance, flight testing, compressible flows, computational fluid dynamics, technologies for vertical or short take- off and landing, and aircraft design.

Successful candidates must hold an advanced degree (MS with thesis or Ph.D.) in aerospace engineering or a closely-related discipline by employment start date, and have professional experience which can be integrated with AAE’s research, education, and/or engagement/outreach programs. The successful candidates will apply their experiences to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in areas related to space engineering or aircraft aerodynamics, design and performance. Teaching duties may include hybrid and fully-online instruction. The successful candidates will develop national recognition via activities such as: advising student teams in classes and projects, publishing and presenting about educational or applied research activities, engaging with industry and government organizations, and participating in externally funded research and/or workforce development activities.

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University is recognized consistently as an international leader for the quality of our educational programs, the innovation and depth of our graduate research program, and the impact we have on technology and workforce in the aerospace industry. AAE is the largest US aerospace engineering program by number of degrees granted; our student enrollment includes over 1200 undergraduate students and over 600 graduate students. We are the third-ranked undergraduate and sixth-ranked graduate program in the US. Additional information about AAE is available at

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 and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. In particular, Purdue Engineering is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 8th for undergraduate programs, 2nd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs (2nd among public universities), and 5th among universities in the world for utility patents (USPTO). The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

To apply, please submit an application to this site including (1) cover letter (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) teaching plan, (4) research/engagement and/or outreach plan, and (5) names and contact information for at least three 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 Review of applications will begin on December 4th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

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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