Clinical Assistant Professor of K-6 Literacy Education
The Literacy and Language Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue
University seeks applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of K-6 Literacy Education. The successful
candidate will teach elementary literacy methods courses as part of the Elementary Education program,
collaborate with field-based school partners, mentor junior instructors and graduate students, and teach
related graduate and undergraduate courses in Elementary Education, as necessary.
This position is a 9-month academic year, clinical track position with a 3-3 teaching load.
Reappointments occur in 3-year contractual terms. Clinical appointments are non-tenure track but with
the potential for promotion in rank. The position also includes the possibility of summer employment.
Coordinating elementary literacy methods courses
Collaborating with other faculty in the Elementary Education program
Teaching pre-service teachers enrolled in the Elementary Education program
Mentoring junior instructors and graduate students
Maintaining relationships with field-based school partners
Participating in program administration and recruitment
This position requires an on-campus, face-to-face presence.
Earned doctorate in Elementary Education or closely related field
Background or experience in elementary literacy instruction, assessment, and curriculum
integration in K-6 classrooms
Strong written and oral communication skills
Minimum of 3 years classroom teaching experience at the K-6 level
Knowledge and experience of current elementary literacy trends and practices
Knowledge of K-6 U.S. Classroom pedagogy and practice
Experience with pre-service teacher preparation
August 12, 2024
Inquiries about this position may be directed to: Dr. Kathy Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications must include:
1. A cover letter outlining qualifications and experience
2. A current curriculum vitae
3. 2-page (maximum) narrative describing the applicant’s teaching philosophy
4. A writing sample (e.g. published article, conference proceedings, book chapter, etc.)
5. Three letters of recommendation
Applicants may apply:
If you are external to Purdue, apply here: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/27971/
If you are internal to Purdue, apply here:
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE (L&L) EDUCATION PROGRAM AREA
The Literacy and Language Education Program within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
contributes to a culture of discovery, learning, and engagement in the College of Education. The program
offers prospective researchers/scholars and K-12 educators the opportunity to investigate contemporary
issues in literacy research and theory as well as pedagogical methods related to literacy and language
teaching, learning, assessment, and curriculum. Faculty members are committed to creating and
disseminating knowledge relevant to the discipline of literacy and language education; preparing
scholars, educators, and leaders in literacy and language education on the local, national, and
international levels; and promoting access to literacy for all learners.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The College of Education aspires to be a collaborative community. We are innovators discovering new
ideas and solutions that will foster a positive global impact for faculty, staff, students, and community.
Successful candidates will promote inclusive excellence and encourage freedom of thought and speech.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY, the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION and DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND
INSTRUCTION are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to
address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry
and academic freedom.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY is a leading land grant and research university and ranks among the 15 largest
universities in the nation. The university has an enrollment of more than 50,884 on the West Lafayette
campus and more than 24,000 on regional campuses across Indiana. It is located in West Lafayette, IN,
one hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago.