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*College of Engineering & College of Liberal Arts*

*Purdue University*

As part of a university-wide cluster hire in the new focus area of
“building sustainable communities,” the Colleges of Engineering (COE) and
Liberal Arts (CLA) are seeking applications from outstanding candidates for
a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. We seek
candidates with expertise in interdisciplinary research that focuses on
systems analysis approaches to solve “wicked” problems within the broad
area of sustainable (resilient) complex, coupled systems. Specific areas of
interest include but are not limited to: complex systems, network science,
optimization, agent based simulation and uncertainty modeling. Candidates
are expected to have expertise in one or more methodological approaches,
and to complement Purdue’s existing strengths in various engineering and
social systems, such as: critical infrastructure systems; disasters and
epidemics; ecosystems dynamics and interactions; energy systems; food/fiber
production systems; transportation and communication networks, or
healthcare. Primary (majority) appointment is expected to be in a
participating unit within COE such as Industrial Engineering, Civil
Engineering with a possible affiliation with Environmental and Ecological
Engineering division. A joint appointment is expected to be in a
participating department in CLA, such as Communication, Political Science,
Anthropology, or Philosophy.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated potential to play a vital
role in Purdue’s new “building sustainable communities” initiative
dedicated to finding new approaches to addressing major environmental and
sustainability challenges.  Purdue’s Center for the Environment will serve
as the interdisciplinary hub for this research community.  Purdue also
hosts several interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs focused
on sustainability, including undergraduate degrees in environmental &
ecological engineering and natural resources and environmental science, as
well as a graduate program in Ecological Sciences and Engineering. The
successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to
these programs as well. More information on the cluster is available at

Ph.D. in Engineering or related field is required at the time of
appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct research in their

field of expertise, publish and present research findings, participate in
professional activities and

advise graduate student research. Interested individuals should submit
their curriculum vitae,

statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, copies of
representative research

publications, and contact information for five references electronically
at: For

regarding the application process, please contact Marion Ragland (
[log in to unmask]).

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013, and continue until the
position is filled. A

background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue
University is an

equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed
to achieving a

diverse workforce.

Seungyoon Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Brian Lamb School of Communication
Purdue University
100 N. University Street, BRNG 2114
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

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