The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Solid Mechanics

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana 46323
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
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    1st Shift

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Sciences

School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering


The Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond and Westville, Indiana, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position starting on August 13, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering (including statics, dynamics, dynamics of physical systems, machine design, manufacturing and control), scholarly research leading to refereed journal publications, and participation in professional, university, and community service. Opportunities for interacting with regional businesses are excellent and encouraged. The primary focus for this position is the area of solid mechanics with specific emphasis in controls, advanced manufacturing, or nanomechanics. We seek a colleague whose interests complement and enhance our existing activities, who is a talented educator able to cover a wide array of courses in the mechanical engineering major, and whose research interests will provide opportunities for meaningful engineering experiences for majors.


A Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, with a focus in the area of solid mechanics, which must be completed by August 1, 2018 is required. Proficiency in English, written and spoken, is required.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of mechanical engineering (both lecture and lab-based courses), develop and perform research and scholarship, obtain extramural funding to support the research program, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Some courses may be taught in the evenings and there are opportunities to teach courses in a distance learning format. Applicants with a commitment to high-quality teaching and research in [specialty area] are strongly encouraged to apply.


Purdue University offers an attractive salary and an excellent benefits package.


The College of Engineering and Sciences offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Medical Technology, Health Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Master of Science degrees are offered in Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Interdisciplinary. PNW Engineering is ranked 26 by US News and World Report among the Best Engineering Programs, of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The University’s Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Our rapidly growing mechanical and civil engineering programs are supported by state of the art facilities and a dedicated faculty who enjoy teaching, research, and community engagement. Two faculty members of the department are Directors of the Purdue Water Institute and Center for Visualization through Innovation and Simulation. For further information please visit our department website at


Purdue University Northwest is an academically comprehensive regional university and part of the internationally respected Purdue University system. The campuses are located in the northwest Indiana cities of Hammond, less than 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, and Westville, near the shores of Lake Michigan. Purdue University Northwest offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees in such Purdue academic strengths as engineering; technologies; behavioral and social sciences; liberal arts; as well as professional programs consisting of nursing, business, education, and hospitality & tourism management. In addition to these degrees, PNW offers a doctorate of nursing practice. More than 10,000 students attend Purdue Northwest. Ethnic minority students comprise one-third of the total student body. International students make up more than 7 percent of Purdue Northwest’s enrollment.


Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. This position begins August 13, 2018 and a job offer will be contingent on a successful background check. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the job requirements and your teaching and research interests, with examples that demonstrate your skills and experience; a curriculum vita; a statement and plan for teaching; and names and contact information for five references to the address listed below. Electronic submission preferred.


Mechanical Engineering Search Committee

Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Purdue University Northwest

2200 169th Street

Hammond, IN 46323

Dr. George Nnanna,


Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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