Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education

  • Purdue University, Educational Studies Department
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

The Department of Educational Studies ( at Purdue University invites applications for a 10-month Clinical Assistant Professor position in Special Education to begin August 2022. In this position, the faculty member will be expected to teach a 3/3 load of courses in our undergraduate programs. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to faculty service requirements and encouraged to develop scholarship to support the profession. Applicant documents should demonstrate that they meet the following:

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  1. Hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education or a closely related field (ABD will be considered, if degree will be obtained prior to start date)
  2. Minimum of 3 years teaching experience working with individuals with disabilities in K-12 settings,
  3. Experience with positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS),
  4. Experience preparing in-service and/or pre-service teachers, and
  5. A record of teaching excellence.


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in additional areas of special education (e.g., background in applied behavior analysis, systematic instruction, transition, family engagement),
  2. Research interest and productivity in the area of special education teacher preparation,
  3. Experience with the accreditation process.

According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus. The College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.

Application Details

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, diversity statement, transcripts, and contact information for three references.  All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactors, but addressed to Drs. Denise Whitford and Jennifer Smith, Special Education Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (; Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 22, 2021. Purdue University’s Department of Educational Studies 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check is 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.

Application Deadline

October 22, 2021