Purdue University, College of Technology, Department of Aviation Technology Faculty Position Announ
March 10, 2010
The College of Technology at Purdue University is accepting applications for a tenure track assistant or associate professor beginning in August 2010. This faculty appointment is in the Department of Aviation Technology. Candidates must demonstrate a significant record of success in external funding and a proven record of academic teaching, curriculum development, and scholarly publication.
DESCRIPTION: 1) Coordinate activities of researchers in propulsion hardware, airframe systems, biofuels research, fuel infrastructures, aircraft operations, ground power-related systems, and other related disciplines, to create and execute funded research and development projects; 2) Conduct externally-funded applied research involving a wide range of projects related to alternative fuels and propulsion technologies for flight- and ground-based applications; 3) Actively seek and obtain Federal/DoD and industry funding to support the research and development activities of the National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion (NaTeF); 4) Perform customary faculty duties, including but not limited to: developing and conducting graduate or undergraduate courses related to the above areas of research, and serving on graduate student committees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Earned doctoral degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Science, or other fields applicable to the required R&D areas; 2) Extensive knowledge of aerospace practices; 3) Established research agenda, with an emphasis on development programs, as opposed to basic research programs; 4) Demonstrated leadership as a P.I., co-P.I., or program manager, in cross-disciplinary projects teams, such as those involving U.S. government, academic, and industrial participants.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: The process of reviewing applications will begin February 15, 2010 and continue until a successful candidate is selected. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including academic experience, publication and scholarship record, list of funded grants, and research interests), transcripts, and references to: Professor Thomas Carney, Department of Aviation Technology, 1401 Aviation Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2015. email@example.com; www.tech.purdue.edu
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