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Clinical Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs (002807-2013)

We seek applicants for a Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to provide instruction and supervision to students in our Early Childhood and Exceptional Needs major as well as our other undergraduate degree programs.  The successful candidate will teach academic courses, supervise student teaching and other internship and practicum courses and contribute to engagement activities.  In addition to teaching courses, the position will require establishing relationships with internship placement sites and visiting students at these placements.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, or related field.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

STARTING DATE:  August 2013 or as arranged.

CORRESPONDENCE AND APPLICATIONS:  Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications in relation to the position requirements, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to:  Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Rita Hipps, 1202 West State St., Purdue University, Human Development and Family Studies, West Lafayette, IN  478907-2055 (phone: 765-494-0372; email: hipps@purdue.edu).  Screening will begin on February 10, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (www.hhs.purdue.edu/HDFS) focuses on contextual perspectives in the study of children, adults, families and family relationships, with particular attention to economic, ethnic and racial diversity.  Its 19 faculty members represent graduate programs in developmental and family studies.  Undergraduate options are Early Childhood Education & Exceptional Needs leading to teaching licensure for PK-3; Developmental and Family Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Human Services.  The Miller Child Development Laboratory School serves children 6 weeks to 5 years in seven (7) inclusive classrooms.  The department houses the Center for Families and the Military Family Research Initiative and participates in the Center on Aging and the Life Course and its graduate programs in Gerontology.  Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable metropolitan area of 150,000 conveniently situation between Indianapolis and Chicago.