Requisition ID:  25473

Visiting Assistant Professor in Human Services

Job Summary

The Department of Human Services invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Human Services for the 2023-24 academic year.  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, and service to the department, school, university, and community.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Human Services or a closely related field. A minimum of one year’s teaching experience and three years working in the field of Human Services is preferred. Priority will be given to applicants with previous work experience at a university, those who have a strong commitment to teaching, and those who have a degree in Human Services. Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check and available funding.

The Department

The Department of Human Services, which resides in the School of Education, is a clinical program that offers a bachelor’s degree, a minor, and two concentrations. There are over 200 students in the program. Students complete 360 clinical hours with community partners. The department partners with over 55 clinical programs in northeast Indiana for internship placements. Non-profit human service organizations are the second-leading employer in Allen County, Indiana.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 undergraduate prestigious Purdue University degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 594‐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

Application Process

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 teaching demonstration.

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. Purdue University Fort Wayne will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne