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Lecturer, Purdue University Honors College (002939-2013)

The Honors College at Purdue University seeks dedicated, innovative teachers to offer courses in interdisciplinary honors curriculum and develop programming for high-ability students.

Requirements: Specialty open; candidates must demonstrate teaching ability and interdisciplinary range.  Ph.D. required and honors teaching experience preferred.  The Honors College, which opened in 2013 and enrolls students from every discipline at Purdue, plans to make three continuing term lecturer full-time appointments (non-tenured).  Initial contracts will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal.  Duties include:  teaching in the first-year honors course series; offering specialty honors seminars; and working with the Honors College staff to develop and support a vibrant residential college program.  A portion of the job includes programmatic duties in the areas of international and national scholarship and/or leadership development. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching from a variety of theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.  These positions begin January 2014 or August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience. For additional information, see www.purdue.edu.honorscollege.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in any field of the social sciences, sciences, or humanities is required.  Experience in leading discussion-based seminar courses and/or teaching argumentative writing skills in an interdisciplinary environment is needed as our majors span the sciences, engineering, agriculture, technology, education, liberal arts, health and human studies, and pharmacy.

Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, how you can contribute to honors education, and your experience/interest in international scholarship or leadership programming; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in an honors course, and a list of readings; (4) teaching evaluations.  Send your application materials to:  Faculty Search Committee, Purdue University-Honors College, Windsor Halls, 205 N. Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4238, or electronically to sahardebeck@purdue.edu. Questions about the search should be addressed to Dr. Emily Allen, Associate Dean of the Honors College at the same address.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013; reviews will occur every thirty days thereafter until the search is closedA background check will be required for employment in this position.