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Full or Associate Professors, Barbara I. Cook Chair in Literacy and Language Education (002927-2013)

Dr. Barbara I. Cookwas devoted to broadening career opportunities for women, students and faculty during her 33-year tenure in higher education administration at Purdue University.  In the spirit of Dr. Cook’s dedication to expanding the educational opportunities of people from underrepresented groups, the Purdue University College of Education invites applications for the Barbara I. Cook Chair in Literacy and Language Education. We are interested in candidates who are conducting innovative research with an emphasis on the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) and with experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ELL.  Therefore, we invite applications from full or experienced associate professors with a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, service and a commitment to diversity and equity issues.

The chair will be engaged with the Indiana ELL community that is:
  • the second fastest growing K-12 community in the United States, having grown by nearly 500% in the last 15 years;
  • home to 250 different languages;
  • home to a diverse community of immigrants and a Midwestern welcome center for refugee resettlement;
  • home to ELL scholars who are doing practitioner research within Indiana’s schools
The position requires engagement in scholarship and research that informs theory and practice in ELL, a demonstrated record of obtaining external funding for this research, and a record of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching.  The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ELL as well as Literacy and Language and have the ability to speak a language other than English.  

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may apply electronically by sending the following as a Word or PDF file to hainesg@purdue.edu: (1) letter of application outlining qualifications and experience; (2) statement of research activity; (3) reprints of three publications that highlight research; (4) current curriculum vitae; and (5) three letters of reference submitted by individual referees under separate cover.  Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Professors Alberto J. Rodriguez (alberto-rodriguez12@purdue.edu) or Carol J. Hopkins (hopkinsc@purdue.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs.

Assistant Professor, Qualitative Inquiry

The successful candidate will be expected to (a) develop and maintain a strong research agenda in qualitative research methodology as evidenced by refereed publications and external and internal grant support; (b) teach face-to -face and on-line masters and doctoral courses in introductory and advanced qualitative research, and core courses in pre-service teacher education, as appropriate; (c) recruit, advise and mentor masters and doctoral students; (d) collaborate with faculty in the COE and other colleges at Purdue University to promote and advance qualitative inquiry and provide coordination and leadership for qualitative research courses and graduate training in qualitative inquiry.

An Earned doctorate in one of the graduate areas in Curriculum and Instruction (see http://www.edci.purdue.edu/grad_studies/program_areas.html) is required.  An Earned doctorate in Curriculum Studies (or closely related field) with experience in a tenure-track position is preferred.  Must have significant demonstrated experience in qualitative research methodologies and capacity to teach in this area and the ability to teach to a wide and diverse audience, including graduate students from STEM fields. The ability to provide leadership in the area of graduate training in qualitative inquiry, and promote and expand the department's role in providing high-quality methodology training for graduate students university-wide is also required.   Graduate level teaching experience, including face-to-face qualitative methodology courses, the ability to teach courses in Curriculum Studies, including multicultural education and related areas, experience working with doctoral students and a record of published qualitative research is also preferred. 

Review of applications will begin October 19, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants may apply electronically by sending the following as a Word or PDF file to hainesg@purdue.edu : 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two writing samples (e.g., published article, book chapter); 4) statement of research goals and plans; 5) sample qualitative inquiry syllabus, appropriate for an introductory doctoral level course for a campus-wide audience; and 6) three letters of recommendation submitted by the writer under separate cover.  Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Professor Nadine Dolby (ndolby@purdue.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The Purdue College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to demonstrate emphasis in at least one of these areas.  Contact the Search Chair of the specific position for a more complete position description or check our website at: http://www.education.purdue.edu/news/employment.html

A background check will be required for employment in these positions.