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Statewide Senior Lecturer for Aeronautical Technology

Purdue University School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
West Lafayette, IN
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Nov 26, 2021

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Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for one instructor position at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer beginning in fall 2022. This appointment is in the School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, the Purdue Polytechnic InstituteStatewide.

Essential job duties include the following: (1) Develop and teach undergraduate courses in aeronautical technology and related areas at one of the Statewide locations; (2) serve on curriculum committees; (3) perform customary faculty assignments and student mentoring; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and transformational education. The ideal candidate should have a record of academic teaching, curriculum development, and student mentoring. Once selected, all candidates must demonstrate plans for success with teaching and engagement with community and industry.

Purdue University is a land grant-university dedicated to learning, discovery, and engagement. The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is home to seven undergraduate majors, including Professional Flight Technology, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Aerospace Financial Analysis, all leading to a B.S. degree. Students may also pursue M.S., M.S. online and Ph.D. degrees. The Professional Flight, Aviation Management, and Aeronautical Engineering Technology programs are professionally accredited and are nationally recognized for educating graduates who become successful leaders in a wide variety of aviation, aerospace, and space careers. Successful candidates in non-tenure track appointments are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and industry engagement. Commitment to scholarship is encouraged and valued, particularly for promotion considerations.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the candidate. Benefits will include comprehensive health and retirement plans.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
A bachelors degree in aviation or other closely related field is required. Applicants must possess or be qualified to obtain FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate to perform assigned duties in the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program by December 31, 2022.

The process of reviewing applications begins December 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. The proposed date of hire is for fall 2022. Application packages must include:

1) Full curriculum vitae.

2) Cover letter describing how qualifications fit the position, specifically addressing mentoring philosophy, and why you are interested in the position with Purdue University.

3) Purdue Universitys School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

4) Teaching Philosophy Statement.

5) Names and contact information of three (3) people from whom professional references may be solicited. Applicant will be contacted prior to recommendations being solicited.

To apply, submit the required application package via Success Factors at Click on Faculty in the Careers by Area section and select this position from a list of all the currently open faculty positions. In case you need guidance, contact Emily Wolf via email: A background check will be required for this position.
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