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Assistant Professor of Education: Social Studies and Multicultural Education

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Posted Date
Oct 10, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The School of Education and Counseling is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Education with expertise in Social Studies and Multicultural Education beginning August 12, 2019.   Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the School's educational programs and will be expected (a) to teach courses related to: diversity in the classroom; differentiation of instruction; intercultural communication; diversity, equity, and cross-cultural competency; culturally relevant pedagogy; (b)assess and evaluate student learning outcomes, skills, and dispositions; (c) supervise practicum candidates, student teachers, and other clinical/field-based experiences; (d) serve on program and school committees; and (e)demonstrate commitment to diversity and equity in education through teaching, community engagement, and advising of student organizations.   Qualifications The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree with expertise in Curriculum and Instruction, TESOL, Social Studies, Multicultural Education or related field from an accredited institution.  Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) are encouraged to apply.


Required Experience:

  1. A minimum of three years of successful teaching in P-12 environment;

  2. Experience collaborating with middle- and secondary-level schools and with colleagues in the middle/secondary content disciplines; 

  3. Experience supervising and supporting candidates in field/clinical settings; and

  4. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • A professional agenda of teaching, scholarship, inquiry and/or service focused on equity, diversity, poverty, and social justice issues;

  • Skills in program development and performance-based assessments;

  • Experience with online teaching and distance coaching; and

  • Evidence of experience with program accreditation.

The School of Education and Counseling programs are accredited by the State of Indiana, and nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  The Counseling Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Purdue University Northwest (PNW), part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses located in Northwest Indiana and within easy driving distance of Chicago, Illinois. PNW is the fifth largest public university in Indiana.  Adding to the unique character of the institution is a richly diverse student body including more than seven percent international students and offering nearly 70 programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. The institution has distinguished itself with opportunities for experiential learning, undergraduate research and one-to-one relationships between students and faculty. 



Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing both required experience 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a list of at least three professional references.


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


For inquiries, please contact the School of Education and Counseling; Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323; Phone: 219.989.3220; Please submit electronic applications to: E-mail:  Dr. Kelly Vaughan will serves as Chair of the search committee.


Purdue University Northwest 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 their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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