Lecturer in Special Education and Gifted, Creative, and Talented

  • Purdue University, Educational Studies Department
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Jun 03, 2022
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Job Description






Job Position

Continuing Lecturer in Special Education and Gifted, Creative, and Talented


Job Description

The Department of Educational Studies (www.edst.purdue.edu) at Purdue University invites applications for a 10-month Continuing Lecturer position in Special Education and Gifted, Creative, and Talented to begin August 2022. In this position, the faculty member will be expected to teach a 4/4 load of courses in our undergraduate programs, with course coordination and field supervision components. EDPS 20001 seminar is intended to be a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for teacher education majors.  The goal of the seminar is to connect theory to practice by engaging in a field experience that connects to content and courses taken concurrently.  This seminar is intended to be taken concurrently with The Inclusive Classroom, Positive Behavior Supports, and Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction.  In addition, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to faculty service requirements. Applicant documents should demonstrate that they meet the following:



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  1. Hold a Master’s degree in special education, gifted, creative, and talented, or a closely related field
  2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in P-12 settings
  3. Experience directly working with students in special education, and/or students with gifts and talents
  4. A record of teaching excellence.


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Record of coordinating with a variety of school personnel
  2. Experience preparing and/or coaching/supervising in-service and/or pre-service teachers
  3. Expertise in multiple areas of education content (e.g., differentiation of instruction, inclusive pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), culturally responsive teaching)
  4. Experience teaching in higher education

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.



Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience


Starting Date

August 15, 2022



Application Details

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for three references.  All materials must be submitted through Success Factors, but addressed to Drs. Jennifer Smith and Kristen Seward, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (smit3863@purdue.edu; ksseward@purdue.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 24, 2022.


The College of Education and Department of Educational Studies are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity through their discovery, learning, and/or engagement. Furthermore, 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 diverse and inclusive climate.


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

June 24, 2022; or until filled