Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education

  • Purdue University, Educational Studies Department
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Mar 18, 2024
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


Job Position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education


Job Position Description

The Department of Educational Studies ( within the College of Education at Purdue University invites applications for a 9-month position, Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education to begin no later than August 2024. The Higher Education program has delivered a redesigned, research-intensive, and successful Ph.D. program since 2019. In Fall 2024, the program area will begin offering a new online Master’s degree with a concentration in Higher Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership. The faculty are dedicated to preparing future administrators and faculty members in the field of higher education. This position will serve both the Ph.D. and Master’s level degree programs and is set for an initial term of one year, with a potential second, mutually agreed upon year.



The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Engage in scholarship with Ph.D. students, serving as research mentor for student peer-reviewed research papers
  • Help coordinate support services for the new Master’s program
  • Teach a variety of courses in both the PhD and the new Master’s program, 2 classes in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Guide doctoral students in their area of research and/or practice expertise
  • Contribute to and engage in service to the program, department, college, and profession.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Hold a Ph.D. with a concentration in higher education or related field by the position start date.
  • A strong record or demonstrated potential of research productivity in peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals.
  • Ability to teach courses in both the PhD and Master’s programs in higher education.
  • Ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Strong methodological experience in one or more areas of inquiry (e.g., single-case experimental research, randomized control trials, systematic literature review).



Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Starting Date

No later than August 12, 2024

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications and experience addressed to the search committee chair,
  • A research statement,
  • A teaching statement addressing teaching experience, and/or graduate student recruitment and mentorship,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Three letters of reference (Note: complete letters, not just names of references, are required) including contact information.


All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactors, and addressed to Dr. Christine Kiracofe and Dr. Terron Phillips, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Direct questions about the position to the Search Committee Chairs at and


Background Check

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


Equal Opportunity

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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Application Deadline

April 19, 2024, and continue until the position is filled