Employment Opportunities

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

Searches will be posted as committees are formed. Please check back regularly to see available faculty searches.

Biological Sciences - Structural Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences and the Markey Center for Structural Biology at Purdue University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Structural Biology. Applicants with research interests in cancer biology, drug discovery, energy & signal transduction, infectious disease, large macromolecular complexes, membrane-based transport, molecular pathogenesis, neurobiology, viruses or viral-host interactions are encouraged to apply.

Biological Sciences - Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates whose research integrates the fields of ecology and evolution through investigations in subfields such as community and conservation ecology, population and evolutionary genetics, and evolutionary dynamics.

Biological Sciences - Sensory Neurobiology

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sensory Neurobiology.  Candidates are sought whose research focuses on the neurobiology underlying any of the major senses at the molecular, cellular or organismal levels.  Approaches of interest include circuit and optogenetics, electrophysiology, advanced imaging, and animal models of disease, particularly those with implications for autism.

Biological Sciences - Continuing Lecturer 

Biological Sciences is searching for a continuing lecturer. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related discipline and preferably two years of teaching experience at the university level. The successful candidate will teach lecture courses in a sophomore-level ecology & evolution class and introductory genetics for majors. Duration of this position is two years with potential of continuation based on funding and suitable performance. 

Chemistry - Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Biochemistry or related areas.  Candidates that complement existing program strengths in cancer biology, membrane proteins, drug discovery and macromolecular structure/function, with an emphasis on disease-relevant research questions, are especially encouraged to apply.

Chemistry - Experimental Physical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Organic Materials.  Candidates in all areas of Organic Materials research, including research related to energy and catalysis, are encouraged to apply.  Purdue has an outstanding tradition in Organic Chemistry and the department is looking to integrate a creative scientist into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University

Chemistry - Organic Materials

The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Biochemistry or related areas.  Candidates that complement existing program strengths in cancer biology, membrane proteins, drug discovery and macromolecular structure/function, with an emphasis on disease-relevant research questions, are especially encouraged to apply.

Computer Science 

The Department of Computer Science at Purdue University is entering a phase of sustained expansion.  Applications for tenure-track and tenured positions beginning August 2014 are being solicited.  Outstanding candidates in all areas will be considered.

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Stable Isotope Geochemistry

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences within Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of stable isotope geochemistry.  To complement and expand existing EAPS strengths in stable isotope biogeochemistry and atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, climate science, and geodynamics, we seek candidates applying stable isotope measurements to investigate the links between large-scale processes and phenomena occurring or observed at various scales, including but not limited to land/atmosphere exchange of water, carbon, sediment, and nutrients.

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Assistant Professor-Hydrogeology/Applied Geology

In support of its existing strengths in geodynamics, biogeochemistry, meteorology, and climate science, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science, Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of hydrogeology/applied geology. 

Mathematics - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The Mathematics Department at Purdue University invites applications for up to four possible appointments.  Preference will be given to outstanding applicants in the areas of geometry and its applications (including algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, simplectic/differential geometry, and connections with commutative algebra), analysis and its applications (including stochastic analysis/probability, partial differential equations, complex analysis, and further connections to applied mathematics), and number thoery (including automorphic forms and representation theory).

Mathematics - Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

These three-year positions, intended for recent Ph.D.s, will commence August 2014 and are open to mathematicians who demonstrate exceptional research promise and a strong teaching record.  Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in matehmatics or closely related field by August 18, 2014 is required. Applicants should have research interests in common with Purdue faculty.

Physics - Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 

The Department of Physics at Purdue University seeks applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Physics - Experimental Particle Physics 

The Department of Physics at Purdue University seeks applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the area of experimental particle physics. We are interested in outstanding scientists with an established track record, international stature, a commitment to leading a preeminent research program, and a clear vision for future development. 

Physics - Theoretical Biological Physics 

The Department of Physics at Purdue University seeks applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of theoretical biological. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, biophysics or a related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Statistics - Computational Statistics

The Department of Statistics at Purdue University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Computational Statistics, broadly defined as developing theoretical and practical aspects of computation for statistical learning and inference, working with large and complex datasets, and applications in all areas of science and technology. 

Statistics - Applied Statistics

The Department of Statistics at Purdue University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in Applied Statistics.  Both hires will join a highly productive and established group in Applied Statistics and Statistical Consulting. 

Colleges of Engineering and Science  - Integrated Imaging

Purdue University's College of Engineering and College of Science have identified imaging as a major thrust for cross-disciplinary research and education and are accepting applications for tenured and tenure track faculty (Assistant and Associate Professor) in this area. Imaging research has become the key to progress in fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, earth and atmospheric science; and the resulting technologies are addressing major human needs in healthcare, medicine, security, manufacturing, and communication. Purdue University has embarked on a new "integrated-imaging" initiative to exploit the synergy between science and engineering, algorithms and devices, sensors and applications. This initiative will build on strengths and leverage the imaging capabilities of both Purdue Colleges and Purdue's Discovery and Research Parks.

 

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

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