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Charles Hicks Chair in Educational Psychology (002960-2013)

The College of Education at Purdue University invites applications for the Charles Hicks Chair in Educational Psychology, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. We seek an individual with an outstanding record of achievement in educational research through the use of rigorous conceptual and methodological frameworks to address complex questions about schooling.

The successful applicant will be expected to build a pre-eminent program of research, attract extramural funding, contribute to the graduate program through teaching and guiding students, and forge productive collaborations across departments within the College of Education, across other departments at the University, the state of Indiana, and/or national and state agencies. The College of Education and Purdue University provide numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations and these are highly valued by our academic community.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in educational psychology, social science research, or related field. Strong methodological expertise is required. Applicants must have an excellent record of published research with a focus in one or more areas that bear on critical issues in America's schools (e.g., educational reform, student diversity, education in urban settings, social stratification in classrooms and schools, teacher effectiveness and accountability, assessment of teacher knowledge and skills, large scale assessments). A strong record of extramural funding in support of research in the candidate's area(s) of expertise is required.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials and inquiries should be directed to the Search Chair, Professor Mantzicopoulos­James (mantzi@purdue.edu) Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. Applicants should send the following materials:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae (including home address and preferred e-mail address)
  • Statement of research interests and professional goals relative to the College of Education strategic plan (http://www.education.purdue.edu/sp/PDF Folders/COE SPLAN ¬†2009-2014 Final 09-04-09.pdf)
  • Three examples of their scholarship
  • Three letters of recommendation

Candidates who proceed to a short list may be asked to submit additional reference letters or materials, including teaching evaluations. A background check is required for employment in this position.

"Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply."