Assistant Professor of Human Services

Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Human Services invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Human Services beginning August 2021.  Duties include didactic, experiential, and participatory instruction with a curriculum that focuses on clinical and enrichment experiences. The faculty role includes teaching undergraduate courses, academic advising, field placement supervision, agency visits, and service to the department, college, university, and community.


The successful candidate will have an M.S. or a Ph.D. in Human Services or Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. A minimum of two years of undergraduate teaching experience and three years working in the field of Human Services is required. Candidates must have previous internship supervision experience. Priority will be given to HS-BCP certified candidates.  Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check and available funding.

The Department of Human Services, which resides in the College of Professional Studies, is a clinical program that offers a Bachelor’s Degree and a minor. There are over 200 students in the program. Students complete 360 clinical hours with community partners. The department partners with over 70 clinical programs in Northeastern Indiana for internship placements. Non-profit Human Service programs are the second leading employer in Allen County in Indiana.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 688‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at


The Department of Human Services is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service/engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

 Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2-page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to    All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45-60-minute instructional student presentation. 

Purdue University Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.