Employment Opportunities

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


Biological Sciences – Department Head

Purdue University invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Biological Sciences to start August 2016.  The Department seeks a dynamic leader with creative vision and an outstanding record of teaching, research, and administrative accomplishments.  The Department is undergoing a period of exciting development.  Departmental strengths include Biology Education; Cell & Molecular Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology & Infectious Disease; Neuroscience & Physiology; and Structural Biology.  The University has recently announced two large investment areas in life science research, Neuroscience and Immunology/Infectious Disease, in which this Department will play a leading role.


Biological Sciences – Faculty Position in Immunology

The Department of Biological Sciences seeks candidates for an academic year, tenure-track position in the area of Immunology at the level of Assistant Professor. Creative investigators employing cutting-edge approaches to study aspects of cellular and molecular immunology are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, host-pathogen interactions, inflammation, immune responses to infectious diseases, and cancer/tumor immunology. This positon is aligned with a major investment in the life sciences by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships at Purdue University supporting the establishment of a Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D).


Biological Sciences – Faculty Position in Neurobiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of neurophysiology and/or neural circuitry. We seek candidates with research experience in connectivity, synaptic plasticity, neural activity and behavior at the molecular, cellular, or organismal level. Applicants using zebrafish, fly, rodent, or other animal model systems of human disease, as well as innovative approaches including optogenetics, molecular genetics, electrophysiology, or advanced imaging are especially encouraged to apply.


Biological Sciences – Faculty Positions in Structural Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, is initiating a major effort to expand its investment in Structural Biology and invites applicants at all academic professorial levels to fill multiple new tenure-track faculty positions in this accelerating area.


Computer Science – Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science at Purdue University is in a phase of significant growth. Applications are solicited for seven tenure-track and tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered.


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

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invite applications for the Steven 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.


Mathematics – Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for the Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor position.  These three-year positions intended for recent Ph.D.s will commence August 2016 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 15, 2016 is required.  Applicants should have research interests in common with Purdue faculty. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.


Mathematics – Faculty Positions

The Mathematics Department at Purdue University invites applications for up to two possible appointments in mathematics to begin August 2016. One of these appointments will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly associate professor in the case of exceptional early career achievements. The remaining appointment may be at the level of assistant or associate professor as above, or at the level of full professor for exceptionally well-qualified applicants.  Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications.


Physics and Astronomy – Faculty Position in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University (www.physics.purdue.edu) seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Research areas of particular interest include ultracold atoms and molecules, quantum optics and quantum information, Rydberg atoms and molecules, chemical physics, antimatter formation dynamics, and ultrafast laser interactions with atoms and molecules.


Physics and Astronomy – Faculty Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue (www.physics.purdue.edu) seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of theoretical high-energy physics. The areas of current interest in the Department include string theory and applications, phenomenology of and beyond the standard model, and theoretical cosmology.


Statistics – Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics, Purdue University invites applications for a faculty position Actuarial Science beginning August 2016.  This position is either tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level or tenured at the Associate Professor level. This hire will join an exciting and established department that includes applied, theoretical and computational statisticians.


Statistics – Computational Finance

The Department of Statistics, Purdue University invites applications for a faculty position beginning August 2016 at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the area of Computational Finance. This hire will engage and invigorate an existing and successful interdepartmental graduate Program in Computational Finance.  The Department of Statistics offers a stimulating and nurturing academic environment. More than 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty members direct research programs in a broad-range of areas complementary to applied statistics.


Statistics – Probability

The Department of Statistics, Purdue University invites applications for a faculty position beginning August 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Probability. The Department of Statistics offers a stimulating and nurturing academic environment. More than 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty members direct research programs in a broad-range of areas which include, among others, bioinformatics, computational statistics, computational finance, mathematical statistics, probability, and spatial statistics. Applicants who can interact and collaborate with faculty in one or more of these areas are particularly welcome.


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