Employment Opportunities

The Purdue University College of Science invites applications for several exciting faculty opportunities. The searches are listed below, organized by department.

Chemistry – Chemical Education

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in chemical education.  This individual would contribute to and complement the research activities of the chemical education division.  Successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree, a strong background in chemistry, and exceptional promise and/or achievements in research in chemical education.

Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in inorganic chemistry.  Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.  Candidates much have a doctorate degree in chemistry or related field, have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and are expected to establish a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Mathematics – Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for Golomb Visiting Assistant Professors.  These three-year positions, intended for recent Ph.D.s, will commence August 2015 and are open to mathematicians who demonstrate exceptional research promise and a strong teaching record. Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or closely related field by August 17, 2015 is required. Applicants should have research interests in common with Purdue faculty. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.

Mathematics – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The Mathematics Department at Purdue University invites applications for up to four possible appointments in mathematics to begin August 2015. Two or three of these appointments will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly associate professor in the case of exceptional early career achievements. An appointment at the level of full professor is possible for exceptionally well-qualified applicants. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. A Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to outstanding applicants in the areas of Analysis (including stochastic analysis/probability, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, complex analysis, and symplectic/differential geometry), Algebra (including commutative algebra, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, automorphic forms and number theory), and Computational and Applied Mathematics (including applied, numerical, and computational analysis, the modeling of physical/biological systems, and inverse problems).

Physics and Astronomy – Theoretical AMO or CM Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of either theoretical atomic, molecular, or optical physics (AMO) or else theoretical condensed matter physics (CM).  Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics.  The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and to contribute effectively to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact ScienceHiring@purdue.edu

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