Purdue University — Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

Purdue University’s Honors College Clinical Assistant Professor

Date Available: August 2022

Principal Duties: The Purdue University Honors College, West Lafayette, invites applications for a clinical-track faculty position. We seek candidates from all areas of STEM who are dedicated, innovative teachers, can offer courses in our interdisciplinary honors curriculum, and develop programming for highly motivated students. Required duties include: teaching in the first-year honors course series on topics related to the candidate’s field of speciality; offering specialty honors seminars; and working with Honors College faculty and staff to develop a programmatic area of specialty (e.g., undergraduate research or residential life) to support a vibrant residential college. Students in all classes will be from a variety of majors. The normal work-load is 2-2 teaching, 1-1 programmatic, with expectations for scholarship. Scholarship may be in the areas of engagement (https://www.purdue.edu/engagement/scholarship-of-engagement/), teaching and learning, or the applicant’s disciplinary area (start up funding unavailable). This is a full-time appointment at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenured). Initial contract is three years, with review in the third year; rank promotion possible. The position begins August 2022.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required in STEM-related fields. Candidates must demonstrate teaching ability and interdisciplinary range. Applicants should demonstrate experience or ideas for implementing innovative teaching techniques and working with a diverse student population. Demonstrated record of work with communities beyond university campuses will be especially valued. The nine-month salary will be based on education and experience. Purdue University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

The College: The Honors College is Purdue’s interdisciplinary college that serves highly motivated undergraduate students from every disciplinary school in the university. It is an academic-residential environment, grounded in four pillars: interdisciplinary academics, undergraduate research, global and community engagement, and leadership development. The college has 2,700 undergraduate students, who, in addition to their major, complete a curriculum that helps them achieve these aims. Faculty and staff have a high degree of interaction with students and develop programming to support the curricular aims of the Honors College. The Honors College has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is driven by the belief that diversity supports and enhances every aspect of the educational experience.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit https://careers.purdue.edu. Applications must include: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) cover letter of interest, 3) contact information for three references, and 4) diversity and inclusion statement.

Purdue University’s Honors College 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.

Screening of applicants will begin October 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Dr. Liz Brite via email at britee@purdue.edu.

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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