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Assistant Professor of First-Year Engineering Technology

Purdue University
Fort Wayne, IN
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Nov 26, 2021

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Job Summary

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) School of Polytechnic invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 15, 2022. The school seeks candidates with a desire and ability to teach first-year engineering technology students. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Engineering Education or a related engineering, engineering technology, or Polytechnic program. Candidates should address their experience teaching engineering technology or engineering courses, particularly any experience teaching first-year students. We are also interested in candidate's knowledge of and/or experience with best practices for engineering education as well as their industrial experience.


The primary responsibility of this position is related to teaching and advising. Successful candidates will be responsible for developing and implementing curriculum, pedagogy, advising, facilities, and student support for first-year engineering technology students. In the classroom, a faculty member will seek to develop and use a range of pedagogies, particularly active and cooperative approaches to provide an innovative and supportive environment to enhance the success of incoming engineering technology students in the first year and beyond. In addition, the successful candidate will also produce publishable research in engineering education or closely related areas. Position is contingent upon available funding and satisfactory background check.

The School

The School of Polytechnic has majors in six-degree programs which include Computer, Construction, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technology along with Information Technology. All the Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, The student educational experience produces graduates who not only have profound technical knowledge, an ability to apply principles, and experiences relevant in their discipline but they can also problem solve, think critically, innovate, and communicate.

The school is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/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.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 8,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 600acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to just under 7,000 degreeseeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW's partnerships with area high schools, almost 2,000 high school students take dualcredit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

Application Process

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation.

Review of applicants will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue Fort Wayne 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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