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Assistant Teaching Professor (EXPIRED)

Purdue University, Purdue University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 4
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

Job Summary

Assistant Teaching Professor in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program in the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is seeking dedicated and experienced Assistant Teaching Professors (clinical positions) to offer courses in its Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, which the National Endowment for the Humanities recognizes as a national model for general education (https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/cornerstone/index.html).

 Cornerstone offers an enriched first-year sequence anchored in transformative texts. It is designed to provide all students with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world and themselves while strengthening the skills to read closely, write clearly, speak with confidence, and engage with different viewpoints and perspectives through general education courses.

The Cornerstone program enrolls several thousand students each semester from disciplines across Purdue’s West Lafayette, IN, campus. Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching courses: SCLA 10100 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication I: Antiquity to Modernity (3 credit hour; fulfills the Written Communication and Information Literacy requirements) and/or SCLA 10200 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication II: Modern World (3 credit hours; fulfills the Oral Communication requirement). Both courses are offered every semester. Applicants must demonstrate experience teaching a variety of approaches to a diverse student population. 


Required Duties

 Teaching the SCLA course series; working with Cornerstone faculty and staff to develop and support the program and the College of Liberal Arts; and attend Cornerstone and CLA related seminars and events. The normal full-time workload is 4-4 teaching. Summer teaching is an additional possibility. The positions begin in August 2023.


Clinical Position

 Clinical contracts are renewed every three years and can be renewed indefinitely. The Cornerstone Director reviews the performance of successful candidates each year. As members of the clinical faculty of Purdue University, appointments are subject to all Purdue University policies, as they may be amended from time to time. Purdue University offers a comprehensive benefits package.



A Ph.D. in a Liberal Arts field. Teaching experience in written and oral communication in an interdisciplinary environment.

Application Procedures

 Applications must include1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) at least two letters of reference, and 4) a teaching portfolio. Letters of reference must be sent to the Cornerstone Assistant Director of Operations, Dr. Stephanie Ayala-Chittick, at [email protected].

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 Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and Cornerstone 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, the College of Liberal Arts, and Cornerstone are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

 The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions should be addressed to the Director, Dr. Melinda Zook, at [email protected].

 Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22440/
Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/cornerstone/index....
Contact name Melinda Zook
Contact email
Time created October 28, 2022, 9:30pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 26, 2023, 8:31pm EST
Expired on December 1, 2022, 8:51am EST
Last updated January 31, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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