Employment Opportunities

Department of Biological Sciences – Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Purdue University, in conjunction with the NCI designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research, invites applicants for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology. Growth in Cancer Biology is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science and comes at a time when the College is under new leadership with multiple commitments of significant investment. Opportunities for collaboration exist across the Purdue campus and in the Purdue Center for Cancer Research as well as with the new campus-wide Data Science initiative in bio data sciences.

 

Department of Chemistry - Biophysical Chemistry

The Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biophysical Chemistry. Successful candidates will be considered for a joint appointment in Chemistry (nominally 75%) and Physics (25%), and will be offered affiliation with Purdue’s new Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D), established as part of the University’s strategic investment in the life sciences. Successful candidates will have research interests in biophysical chemistry as related to human health-relevant biological processes, especially those related to inflammation, immunology and infectious disease or similar fields. Ideal candidates will have appropriate training in both physical and biological chemistry and would use modern biophysical methods and integrative biochemical methods to study biological macromolecules. Chemistry and Physics at Purdue together have a strong tradition of excellence in biophysical chemistry and biochemistry, and are seeking to enhance this preeminence through strategic hiring of a creative scientist to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University.

 

Department of Chemistry - Physical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Experimental Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics. Successful candidates will lead an experimental physical chemistry/chemical physics research program focused on advancing chemical innovation by performing measurements that address research questions of fundamental importance. Purdue has an outstanding tradition in physical chemistry, and the department is looking to integrate a creative scientist into the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University.

 

Department of Computer Science - Department Head

The College of Science at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Computer Science. The department seeks a dynamic research leader and innovative educator with creative vision and an outstanding record of achievement, ready to take a strong and growing department to the very top ranks.

One of Purdue’s signature areas of investment, Computer Science has simultaneously doubled its undergraduate population over the past 6 years while becoming twice as competitive for entry, making it the most selective undergraduate program on campus. Entering its next significant phase of expansion, opportunities abound for the right leader to make an outsized impact on the University and the profession by substantially growing the Department's visibility and stature.

The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of scholarly achievement along with outstanding leadership potential. It is expected that candidates for this position will have an earned doctorate and a level of stature in the field sufficient at a minimum to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor in one of the nation’s leading Computer Science programs.

The Head will work with faculty colleagues to build and achieve a compelling vision for the future of the Department, and to continue and accelerate the advancement of its nationally-ranked program through a commitment to excel in all aspects of the Department’s mission. Highly desirable qualities include an understanding of the current needs and future direction of computer science as an academic discipline, a commitment to diversity and collaboration, and skills in academic leadership, student relations, mentoring, and alumni relations development.

 

Department of Computer Science - Assistant, Associate and Full Professor

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University solicits applications for at least two tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels in areas of computer science. This search is in addition to the separate searches in the areas of theory, cybersecurity, databases and machine learning, and an interdisciplinary hiring effort in data science. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

 

Department of Computer Science - Data Management and Machine Learning

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University solicits applications for at least two tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels in the areas of large scale data management and/or machine learning. This search complements and runs parallel to three other faculty searches covering all other areas of computer science and an interdisciplinary search in the area of data science. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on large scale data management and analytics, cloud-based data systems, and ML systems. We are equally interested in interactive learning, representation learning, algorithmic transparency, complex decision making, and cognitive systems to enhance our current strengths in machine learning and data mining. Highly qualified applicants in other areas will be considered. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

 

Department of Computer Science - Security

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University solicits applications for at least two tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels in the area of cybersecurity. This search complements and runs parallel to three other faculty searches covering all other areas of computer science and an interdisciplinary search in the area of data science. All areas of cybersecurity will be considered. We expect new hires to complement and enhance existing departmental strength in cybersecurity which includes cryptography, data security and privacy, network security, software security, and systems security. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

 

Department of Computer Science - Theoretical Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University solicits applications for at least two tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels in theoretical computer science. This search complements and runs parallel to three other faculty searches covering all other areas of computer science. It is part of a broader effort to increase presence in the area of theoretical computer science. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work in theoretical computer science focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms, randomness in computation, graph algorithms, and quantum computing, and whose interests complement existing departmental strengths. Highly qualified applicants in other areas of theoretical computer science will be considered. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

 

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences – Planetary Science

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in planetary atmospheres and/or planetary physics. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant Professor or possible higher rank in the case of exceptional candidates. Growth in planetary science is part of large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.  Successful candidates should be able to develop a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized theoretical, experimental, and/or observational research program that addresses research questions of fundamental importance. Possible areas of study in planetary atmospheres could include observing and/or modeling of the atmospheres of jovian, terrestrial, exosolar planets or small bodies, and/or the origin of life and habitability. Possible areas of study in planetary physics could include computer modeling of impact processes, planetary origins, or planetary interiors. 

 

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences – Seismology

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of seismology.  The addition of a seismologist is part of large scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.   EAPS has strengths in exploration geophysics, seismic imaging, geophysical modeling, earth material properties, geodesy, and tectonics. We seek to add a quantitative seismologist interested in addressing questions on the solid earth at a range of scales. Areas of specialization could include earthquake geophysics, and/or natural/active source seismic imaging. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in field experiments, data science, and collaborative projects. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program, that is complementary to existing research and teaching needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The potential to develop interdisciplinary research that cuts across specialty areas within the department, the College of Science, and Purdue’s research community is desirable.  Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in the area of Geophysics or a related field at the time of employment. 

 

Department of Mathematics - Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor and Zoltners Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple three-year positions as Visiting Assistant Professor (for new and very recent Ph.D.s). These positions will commence August 2019 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 12, 2019 is required. Successful candidates will have research interests in common with Purdue faculty and a record of early research excellence. Duties include continued research production, engagement with faculty and students, and teaching of undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.

 

Department of Mathematics - Assistant Professor or possibly higher rank

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for three or more appointments in Mathematics to begin August 2019. These appointments will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly higher rank in the case of exceptional career achievements. Successful candidates will combine an outstanding record of research excellence with a commitment to effective and engaged teaching. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field.

 

Department of Mathematics - Zoltners Professorship

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for an appointment at the rank of tenured full professor to fill the endowed Andris A. Zoltners Professorship in Mathematics. Successful candidates will combine an outstanding record of research accomplishments, internationally recognized stature, credentials suitable for nomination as a Distinguished Professor, and great potential for future work and leadership within the mathematical community, at Purdue, nationally, and internationally. We will consider applications in any area of mathematics. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field.

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. We seek a tenure-track assistant professor to complement existing strengths in the condensed matter group. Areas of current research interest in the Department include non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall physics, novel topological phases of matter, quantum computing and quantum information science, topological superconductivity and magnetic systems. Individuals pursuing novel experimental techniques to probe condensed matter systems are encouraged to apply. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics or related field and a documented record of research accomplishments. A successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy - Theoretical High Energy/Particle Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of theoretical high-energy/particle physics. Areas of main interest to the Department are string theory and applications, phenomenology of and beyond the standard model, and theoretical cosmology but excellent candidates in any broadly defined high-energy/particle physics area will be considered. The Department is involved in the CMS, Mu2e, XENON1T/nT, LBECA and LSST experiments. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics or related field and a documented record of research accomplishments. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.

 


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