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Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum & Instruction (002796-2012)

Position: Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

Position Description: Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. The Curriculum Studies Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University seeks an Assistant Professor starting in August 2013. 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 in curriculum studies as evidenced by refereed publications and external and internal grant support.
  • Focus on an area of specialization in curriculum studies such as STEM, teacher education, learning in community and out-of-school contexts, international/global issues in education, and/or diversity and equity issues in education.
  • Teach face-to -face and on-line masters and doctoral courses such as foundations of curriculum, curriculum theory, multicultural education, introductory and advanced qualitative research, and core courses in preservice teacher education.
  • Recruit, advise and mentor masters and doctoral students.
  • Collaborate with faculty in the COE and other colleges at Purdue University to advance the Curriculum Studies Program.

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.

Qualifications Required: Earned doctorate in Curriculum Studies or closely related field. Ability to build a research program in curriculum studies that is interdisciplinary. Demonstrated record of publications commensurate with experience. Ability to teach core graduate courses in curriculum studies and contribute to the Curriculum Studies graduate program. Ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate teacher education program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity issues in education.

Preferred: Experience in teaching graduate students in Curriculum Studies; a record of interdisciplinary collaboration; and evidence of active involvement in the field of Curriculum Studies.

Starting Date: August 12, 2013

Application: Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants can 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 curriculum studies course syllabus [appropriate for introductory or advanced curriculum studies graduate level course]; and 6) three letters of recommendation submitted by the writer under separate cover. 

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Professor JoAnn Phillion, Search Committee Chair
c/o Gina Haines (hainesg@purdue.edu)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
100 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098

Curriculum Studies:  Curriculum Studies is an interdisciplinary graduate program that focuses on the theory and practice of teaching and learning, including, but not limited to curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation; contemporary analyses of curriculum and instructional practices in content area fields; and multicultural, international and global dimensions of teaching and learning. Additional information about the Curriculum Studies program is available at http://www.edci.purdue.edu/curriculum_studies/

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 on 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.