Employment Opportunities

Department of Biological Sciences – Continuing Lecturer

The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University is seeking applications 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 a sophomore-level class laboratory in Genetics and Molecular Biology and a junior/senior level lab in introductory protein expression.


Department of Biological Sciences - Assistant Professor in Cryo-EM

The Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, is initiating a major effort to expand its investment in cryoelectron microscopy with a new tenure-track assistant professor position in this exciting area of science. The Structural Biology Group at Purdue is recognized worldwide for its leadership in structural biology of viruses, membrane proteins, and technical approaches to crystallographic and electron microscopy challenges. Creative investigators trained in single particle cryo-EM or whole cell electron tomography are sought to enhance these current structural investigations.


Department of Chemistry – Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry

The department to Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Analytical Chemistry.  Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of analytical chemistry, broadly defined.

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Assistant Professor of Planetary Materials

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 Planetary Materials. The Planetary Science Group within EAPS has an international reputation, extensive involvement in spacecraft missions, and newly developed undergraduate and graduate programs.

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences – Endowed Chair in Unconventional Energy

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invite applications for the Stephen and Karen Brand Chair in unconventional energy resources. Candidates with a core expertise in unconventional energy with a strong and consistent track record of applying this expertise to unconventional petroleum resources will be considered. Candidates with expertise including, but not limited to, unconventional exploration and production, tight reservoir characterization, geophysics and seismic data analysis, subsurface integration, hydraulic fracture mechanics, pore/fluid interactions, water and environmental issues, and enhanced oil and gas recovery are encouraged to apply.

Department of Mathematics – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The Mathematics Department at Purdue University invites applications for a possible appointment in mathematics to begin August 2017. This appointment may be at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The appointment 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 Algebra (including commutative algebra, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, automorphic forms and number theory), Analysis (including stochastic analysis/probability, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, complex analysis, and symplectic/differential geometry), and Computational and Applied Mathematics (including applied, numerical, and computational analysis, the modeling of physical/biological systems, and inverse problems).

Department of Mathematics – Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

These three-year positions are intended for recent Ph.D.s will commence August 2017 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 14, 2017 is required.  Applicants should have research interests in common with Purdue faculty. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.

Department of Physics and Astronomy – Assistant Professor in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at Purdue University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of astrophysics. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are interested in outstanding scientists with a strong research program that will augment the existing strengths of our department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a synergy with our current program while pursuing new directions. The astrophysics group at Purdue has a strong focus on high energy astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, and dark matter experiment, with partnerships in several major facilities including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, VERITAS, and XENON1T. Purdue University is also a world leader in high performance scientific computing and data storage facilities.

Department of Statistics - Bioinformatics

The Department of Statistics, Purdue University invites applications for a tenured faculty position beginning August 2017 at the rank of Professor in the area bioinformatics that is broadly defined as statistical applications to biological studies.


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