Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professorship of Engineering Education

Purdue University

United States


Job Summary

The School of Engineering Education (ENE) within the College of Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professorship in Engineering Education.  The School is a vibrant and growing community of scholars who envision ways of transforming engineering education based on scholarship and research.  Our programs include First-year Engineering (2,500 students and growing), an accredited undergraduate program in Multidisciplinary Engineering, an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program, and a Ph.D. program in Engineering Education. The research interests of our faculty are very diverse and span aspects of engineering education from pre-kindergarten through college and into engineering practice.  We are home to the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering and a wide range of labs and research programs focused on improving student learning and assessment; enhancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice; developing tools, methods, and theories for engineering education research; and translating research into transformative educational practice with system-scale change. Emerging opportunities include learning in industry, online learning, and engineering ethics education.  More information can be found here: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in engineering, education, or related discipline and have recognized expertise in engineering education research.  They must be qualified for tenure as a full professor in the College of Engineering at Purdue.  We seek individuals with an outstanding record of achievement and mentoring, a clearly articulated vision of the current needs and future directions of engineering education, and the ability to provide leadership in discovery, learning, and engagement in pursuit of that vision.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and interdisciplinarity as well as a dedication to the well-being and advancement of students, colleagues, the School, and the discipline of engineering education.  They will also have excellent communication and collaboration skills and will be able to provide leadership, assisting the Head in mentoring faculty and in further development of the School, including refining its strategic direction and providing support in executing the strategic plan (https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/AboutUs/StratPlan).  They will be expected to be able to teach in our undergraduate programs, including First-year Engineering, and our graduate program, while developing or enhancing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in engineering education.

School and College

The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (8th for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate per USWNR, 2019) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.


Submit applications online at https://careers.purdue.edu/go/West-Lafayette-Faculty/7721600/, including 1) cover letter 2) curriculum vitae, (3) personal statement covering research, teaching, career objectives, and a vision for the field, and 4) list of three references.  For information or questions regarding the position, contact the search committee chair, Audeen Fentiman, at fentiman@purdue.edu. For technical issues with the application process, contact the office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacadmicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should explicitly address at least one of these areas in their application, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  The University’s nondiscrimination policy is available here:  http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.html.

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