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POSITION: Assistant Professor in Learning Design and Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University seeks an Assistant Professor starting in August 2013. The Learning Design and Technology program seeks applications with expertise in human performance technology and the implementation of educational programs in a variety of organizational settings (such as corporate, non-profit, military and government organizations). This is an academic year tenure-track faculty position. The position also includes the possibility for summer employment.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain a strong research agenda as evidenced by external grant support and refereed publications;
  • Teach online and face –to-face graduate courses on the subject of human performance technology, motivation e-learning, and instructional design;
  • Advise Masters and Doctoral students;
  • Work collaboratively to advance the LDT graduate program and the field of human performance technology;
  • Collaborate with instructional  designers and human performance technology practitioners in various organizational settings to create authentic field experiences for students; and
  • Participate in partnership and Leadership activities with local, state and national entities.


 Required: Earned doctorate in human performance technology, instructional technology, business management or a related field; Minimum 3 years of experience working in human performance technology in an organizational setting; Ability to build a research program in the area of human performance technology or organizational workplace and performance issues; Record of excellent teaching in curses dealing with human performance technology, corporate training, motivation, e-learning, and instructional design. Because the College of Education is actively seeking to diversity its faculty, the ability to contribute to a multicultural perspective is desires.

Preferred: Knowledge of theories of learning and instruction and organizational behavior/organizational development; Experience with instructional design and human performance technology in a variety of organizational contexts; Experience as an external consultant for a variety of organizations; Experience with program development in the area of human performance technology.

Starting date: August 12, 2013

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012 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: a letter of applications, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample (e.g., published article, conference proceedings, book chapter), and three letters of recommendation submitted by the writer under separate cover. Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Dr. Jennifer C. Richardson, (jennrich@purdue.edu) Search Committee Co-Chair Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 100 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

LEARNING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: This interdisciplinary program at Purdue has been identified as a signature area in the College of Education. The program recently launched an online Masters of Science in Education program, in Education program, designed to meet the needs of distance students who wish to learn how to design effective learning experiences and environments for a variety of settings. As part of this mission, we seek a tenure-track faculty member who can contribute to our mission t be a preeminent graduate program. Furthermore, the college is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. We seek a candidate who can demonstrate emphasis in at least one of these areas. See http://www.edci.purdue.edu.LDT/ for additional program information. Inquiries about the position, and all electronic application materials should be directed to Gina Haines (hainesg@purdue.edu).

THE UNIVERSITY: Purdue, a leading land grant and research university, ranks among the 15 largest universities in the nation. The university has an enrollment of more than 38,000 in the West Lafayette Campus and more than 14, 000 on the regional campuses in Indiana. It is located in West Lafayette, IN , 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 125 miles southeast of Chicago.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.



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