The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Purdue University invites applications for a non-tenure track Faculty of Engineering Practice position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in any area of Computer Engineering related to software, including (but not limited to) software engineering, programming languages, secure and dependable software, software for mobile devices, software for distributed and networked systems, software for embedded systems, software system support for machine learning, and computing education.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline by the employment start date, combined with at least 5 years of industry/open-source software experience. The successful candidate will be teaching and actively involved in the undergraduate curriculum, including traditional instruction (lecture courses, lab courses), management of large teams of teaching assistants, development of course contents, participation in the course and curriculum development, interaction with students and student teams, and delivery of online courses. Candidates should also integrate their professional practice with the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s research, education, and/or engagement/outreach programs. The successful candidate will also perform service at the School, College, and University levels.

The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the largest academic unit at Purdue University and one of the largest in the nation with more than 120 faculty members (6 NAE members, more than 40 Fellows in multiple societies,) 2,000 undergraduate students (sophomores-seniors) and 1,300 graduate students. ECE is home to the NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NSF NCN, nanoHUB), the SRC/DARPA Center for Brain Inspired Computing Enabling (C-BRIC), and the Center for Innovation in Control, Optimization, and Networks (ICON). ECE faculty lead the Birck Nanotechnology Center and various research areas under two NSF Engineering Research Centers (ERCs). ECE’s curriculum provides broad-based programs in electrical and computer engineering, including a concentration in software engineering. ECE’s undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are ranked 8th and 7th, respectively. Its graduate programs are ranked 8th and 10th, respectively. And its online MS in ECE is ranked 1st in the nation.

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.


About Purdue University, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Overview: Taking on Society’s Grand Challenges

Across the world, we need new energy sources, healthcare solutions, environmentally friendly technologies, and an end to terrorism. At Purdue, these are a few of the issues we face every day. Our engineering faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students are making hydrogen fuel cells more efficient, helping fight AIDS in Africa, developing working evacuation-systems for natural disasters, and creating technologies to prevent and deal with possible terrorist attacks. Purdue engineers are working in virtually any area in which their expertise can benefit humanity. In the College of Engineering, we do everything we can to encourage and support our people. They are engineering the solutions to the grand challenges of the 21st century.

Highly Ranked

Purdue’s College of Engineering is among the largest in the United States and includes 13 academic programs, all with high rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranks Purdue’s College of Engineering in the Top 10 nationwide: no. 8 for graduate programs and no. 8 for undergraduate programs, with six schools ranking in the top ten for undergraduate programs: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Our Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) undergraduate program has been ranked no.1 for eight consecutive years.

Aggressive Growth

Purdue’s College of Engineering is embarking on a period of remarkable growth. With the support of the Provost and Board of Trustees, we expect to increase the size of the CoE faculty by as much as 30% and the CoE staff by 30% by 2017. Growth on this scale is an opportunity for Transformational change. More information can be found on our Strategic Growth Initiative page.

Interdisciplinary, Global, and Diverse

Our growth, fueled by our alumni and friends, is giving us the tools and room to develop more revolutionary technologies that are already changing the world around us. We are cutting across the established boundaries of Purdue’s engineering and related disciplines. In doing so, we’re incorporating all perspectives. We’re taking advantage of our own diverse make-up, and we’re approaching issues from a world point of view. We’re equipping our students with the capacity to perform in a fast-changing and increasingly global economy.

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