$80K — $100K *
Purdue University Northwest seeks an experienced and enthusiastic academic leader to serve as an Associate Professor or Professor in the department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering of the School of Engineering as well as the new Director of the Purdue Water Institute (PWI). This position is associated with the endowed Francis and Elsie Meyer Professorship for the Purdue Water Institute. We are inviting nominations for, and expressions of interest in this position. The director is expected to provide contemporary vision and leadership and will play an important role in expanding and strengthening the growing programs in the areas of civil and environmental engineering.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its approximate 10,000 student body through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 academic areas of study at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, PNW's colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions and competitive rankings. The university is widely respected for its faculty's dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana.
College of Engineering and Sciences (CES)
The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes departments of: Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Physics; Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and the School of Engineering which houses the department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The college also contains three distinguished and award-winning research centers, which include: Center for Innovations through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center, and Purdue Water Institute.
The School is actively working to raise the profile of PNW's engineering programs while continuing excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, increasing campus diversity and building partnerships outside of the university that will benefit students, faculty, staff, and the region the University serves. The new director is expected to work closely with the Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and the Director of the School of Engineering to support and implement this vision. In addition, the School is expanding facilities and undertaking major capital improvements across both campuses. Planning has started for a new engineering design studio, with construction for this multimillion-dollar project scheduled to begin in 2020.
The School's programs were most recently ranked 52nd by US News & World Report in their category of Best Engineering Programs at engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or a master's degree. All of PNW's engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) is a multi-disciplinary unit serving more than 400 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. The department includes 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, three visiting faculty members, and three staff members. The unit offers bachelor's degrees in Mechanical, Civil, and Interdisciplinary Engineering, as well as master's degrees in Mechanical and Interdisciplinary Engineering with concentration in Civil Engineering.
The MCE department takes pride in their students regularly participating in a host of engineering competitions. MCE teams have won many awards in regional, national and international events including NASA's Great Moon Buggy Race and Human Exploration Rover Challenge, SAE Formula One, EV Gran Prix, ASCE Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge, ASHRAE Best Paper, and AIST Best Paper competitions. Faculty are actively involved in research and have garnered awards or patents for their work.
The department is on a path of vigorous growth with the expectation of and support for the addition of new academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional programs being considered include environmental engineering and materials engineering, and the unit is also expected to contribute to a new bio-engineering program discussed in the School.
The successful candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications
Successful candidates are expected
Valid through: 8/18/2020
$80K — $100K
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$80K — $100K
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