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Requisition ID:  11882

Assistant Professor, Special Education/Early Childhood/Early Intervention

Job Summary

Purdue University Northwest

College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

School of Education and Counseling

Assistant Professor of Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention


The School of Education and Counseling is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education with expertise in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education beginning August 16, 2021.

Qualifications and Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree with expertise in Special Education, Developmental or Clinical Psychology, or related field from an accredited institution.  Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) are encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the School’s educational programs and will be expected (a) to teach Special Education and/or Early Childhood Education courses each semester; (b) assess and evaluate student learning outcomes, skills, and dispositions; (c) serve on program and school committees; and (d) demonstrate commitment to diversity and equity in education through teaching, community engagement, and advising of student organizations.

  1. A minimum of three years of successful teaching in P-12 environment;
  2. Experience in the delivery and management of Special Education and/or Early Childhood programming;
  3. A background in supervision of teacher candidates;
  4. Evidence of scholarly activity;
  5. 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

  • Skills in program development and performance-based assessments;
  • Experience with online teaching and distance coaching;
  • Experience designing and teaching synchronous and asynchronous online courses; and
  • Evidence of experience with program accreditation.
About The School of Education and Counseling

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

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. 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement; and 5) the names, addresses (both mail and email) and telephone numbers of three professional references.


For inquiries, please contact the School of Education and Counseling; Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323; Phone: 219.785.5485.  


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


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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