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Full or Associate Professor, Barbara I. Cook Endowed Chair in Literacy and Language Education (002754-2012)

Dr. Barbara I. Cookwas devoted to broadening career opportunities for women, students and faculty during her 33-year tenure in higher education administration at Purdue University. Dr. Cook was Dean of Students and was a faculty member in the College of Education. Among her many honors, she served as president of the National Association for Women in Education and received the Distinguished Lifetime Mortar Board Member Leadership Award

In the spirit of Dr. Cook’s dedication to expanding the educational opportunities of peoples from underrepresented groups, the Purdue University College of Education invites applications for the Barbara I. Cook Endowed Chair in Literacy and Language Education. We are interested in candidates who are conducting innovative research with an emphasis on the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) and with experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ELL.  Therefore, we invite applications from full or experienced associate professors with a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching and service and a commitment to diversity and equity issues.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Second Language Education or in Language Education with a specialization in TESOL is preferred; however, doctorates in other relevant disciplines will also be considered.

The position requires engagement in scholarship and research that informs theory and practice in ELL, a demonstrated record of obtaining external funding for this research addressing the needs of language minority students, and a record of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching.  The ability to speak a language other than English is required.  

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of advising graduate students and developing graduate programs; demonstrated interest in working collaboratively at the departmental, college, and university levels; demonstrated interest in strengthening collaboration among program areas; and a strong commitment to uniting faculty interests around social justice, diversity, and multicultural issues in K-12 education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The following competencies are preferred: (a) demonstrated scholarship in second language acquisition/ELL, (b) K-12 or related teaching and/or outreach experience, (c) experience with on-line teaching and/or computer assisted language learning, and (d) recognized leadership at the national level.

STARTING DATE: August 13, 2013

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012 and will 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 outlining qualifications and experience, (2) statement of research activity, (3) reprints of three publications that highlight research, (4) current curriculum vitae, and (5) three letters of reference submitted by the writer under separate cover.  Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Professors Alberto J. Rodriguez & Carol J. Hopkins,
Search Committee Co- Chairs
Barbara I. Cook Chair in Literacy and Language Education
Purdue University, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education
100 N. University
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098

Purdue University, a leading land grant and research university, is ranked 23rd among public universities and 62nd among all U.S. universities.  Purdue is committed to emphasizing diversity and equity in all fields of learning via its strategic plan. The university enrolls over 39,000 students on the West Lafayette Campus and more than 14,000 on regional campuses in Indiana. West Lafayette is one hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago.

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