Faculty position in Environmental & Ecological Engineering at Purdue University


Job Summary

Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in Sustainable Industrial Systems. Specific topics of interest include electrification of processes, decarbonization, recycling/remanufacturing, circular economy, sustainable manufacturing, hydrogen economy, green design, and sustainable materials. Applications from individuals with expertise in solid/hazardous waste, air quality, and water are also welcome if their research focuses on these issues relative to industrial systems. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate potential to build an independent research program, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the Division, College, and University levels. This will be a joint appointment between EEE and an appropriate Engineering School as tenure home.

School and College

EEE at Purdue University embraces both classic environmental engineering and sustainable industrial processes/systems. EEE students learn systems engineering techniques to proactively avoid environmental problems to ensure that engineering systems are created that can exist in harmony with the natural world and serve society.

EEE 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 (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 10th for undergraduate programs) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

Application Process

To apply, please submit application to this site including (1) curriculum vitae, (2) teaching plan, (3) research plan, (4) a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and (5) names and contact information for at least five references. The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University, the College of Engineering and EEE are committedto free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University, the College of Engineering and EEE is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.