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

Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program in the College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Organization's reference number 29944
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is seeking to fill three positions of 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 hours; 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. 

 A successful candidate should also be able to teach in our new program, Cornerstone for Business, teaching a tailored sequence of SCLA 10100 and 10200 around classic texts on political economy.

 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 2024.

Non-tenure Track 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.


 Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a Liberal Arts field in hand before the start of the position in August 2024. Teaching experience in written and oral communication in an interdisciplinary environment.

 Application Procedures

To apply:

 External candidates visit:


Internal Purdue University candidates visit:


 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].

The review of applications will begin on March 20, 2024, 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
To apply: External candidates visit: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/29944/ Internal Purdue University candidates visit: https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sf/jobreq?jobId=29944&company=purdueuniv
Web address to apply https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/29944/
Hard deadline March 20, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/29944/
Contact name Dr. Melinda Zook
Contact email
Time created February 24, 2024, 12:21am UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 20, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Expired on March 22, 2024, 12:46am EST
Last updated March 22, 2024, 4:46am UTC
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