003765-2017 - Assistant Professor of Learning Design & Technology 


Assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position in Learning Design and Technology

Position Description 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, and energetic faculty member with a proven scholarly record to join a multi-talented group of faculty who strive to function as a true research community. This is an academic year position with the possibility for summer employment. Position responsibilities include:

  • Teach online and face-to-face graduate and undergraduate courses in learning design and technology;
  • Design, develop, implement, and supervise courses in learning design and technology;
  • Maintain and build on an established research agenda as evidenced by refereed publications and grant support;
  • Demonstrate desire and ability to engage in cross-disciplinary collaborations within the college, across campus, and at state, national, and international levels;
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor Masters and Doctoral students.


Earned doctorate in educational technology, instructional design or closely related field.  Established record of scholarship and funding in areas related to learning design and technology. Record of excellence in teaching; experience teaching online is preferred but not required. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement. Three years experience as a faculty member at the university level is preferred.

Starting Date

August 13, 2018


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Send 1) a letter of interest outlining qualifications, experience, and teaching interests; 2) research statement and up to 3 representative publications; 3) a curriculum vita and 4) three letters of recommendation.  Application components (1) through (3) should be submitted in order as a single PDF document to deardoka@purdue.edu.  The three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by the person writing the letter. Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Dr. Tim Newby and Dr. Jennifer Richardson, Co-Chairs
Learning Design and Technology Search
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Purdue University
100 N. University St. 
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098

Learning Design andTechnology Program

The interdisciplinary program at Purdue has been identified as a signature area in the College of Education.  The program provides coursework for undergraduate pre-service teachers as well as masters and doctoral graduate programs for in-service teachers, individuals interested in higher education, and trainers/instructional designers in business, industry, government, and the non-profit sector. As part of its mission, the LDT program offers a fully online master’s program, with current enrollments of approximately 230 students. 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. 

Purdue University, College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests of activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

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 is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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