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Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum & Instruction  (002797-2012)

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University seeks an Assistant Professor starting in August 2013. The Curriculum Studies program seeks applicants with expertise in qualitative research methodology.  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 and internal grant support and refereed publications.
  • Teach face to face and on-line courses in graduate-level introductory and advanced qualitative methodology. Additional teaching responsibilities in curriculum studies courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Advise Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Work collaboratively to advance the Curriculum Studies program.
  • Provide coordination and leadership for qualitative research courses and graduate training in qualitative inquiry.

The Purdue College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement and a successful candidate would be expected to be able to demonstrate emphasis in at least one of these areas.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate in curriculum studies or related field, with significant demonstrated experience in qualitative research methodologies and capacity to teach in this area. Ability to teach to a wide and diverse audience, including graduate students from STEM fields.  Ability to teach curriculum studies courses, and contribute to a curriculum studies graduate program. Ability to build a research program in qualitative inquiry/curriculum studies that is interdisciplinary.  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 student’s university-wide.  

Preferred: Demonstrated record of scholarship in curriculum studies or related field, with a focus on qualitative research methodology. Demonstrated record of interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience teaching qualitative research methodology graduate courses.

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.) vita, 3.) writing sample (e.g., published article or book chapter), 4.) statement of research goals and plans; 5.) sample qualitative methodology course syllabus [appropriate for a university-wide introductory, graduate level course] ; and 6.) three letters of recommendation submitted by the writer under separate cover.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:


Dr. Nadine Dolby, 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 PROGRAM:  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.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERFULLY COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE