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Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies [Tenure-Track]

Job Description

The Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to join Purdue University’s nationally ranked and nationally recognized Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Program.  According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus.


With degree offerings at the M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. levels, The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program prepares researchers and practitioners for higher education and K-12 building and district level administration.


This is a 9-month tenure-track position with a starting date of August 14, 2023.


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Maintain a strong research program and publish in peer-reviewed journals, while building and/or maintaining a competitive, externally fundable/funded research program.
  • Teach courses (both face to face and online) in Educational Leadership at the graduate level (2/2 load).
  • Serve on program, department, and college committees and participate in other College of Education (COE) activities as appropriate, which might include forming collaborations with faculty, mentoring students,  and contributing to program area and departmental activities and meetings.

Required Qualifications

Applicants for the position must hold a doctoral degree in educational leadership or a related/relevant discipline from an accredited doctoral granting institution by the position start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of effective graduate level mentoring and teaching skills. Evidence of relevant research expertise and experience is expected. Candidates should be familiar with both online and face-to-face instruction. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the diversity and social justice mission of the program and College is valued.

Preferred Qualifications

  • School building level and district level administration (Principal/Superintendent)
  • Experience at a state and/or federal education agency;
  • Graduate level teaching experience;
  • Experience mentoring and/or chairing dissertation students;
  • Experience and/or research expertise in education finance, educational policy, school improvement science, program assessment and evaluation, strategic execution, school board function and relations, and/or school branding and marketing; and
  • Active participation with professional associations contributing to the field.

Purdue University’s Department of Educational Studies 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Free and Open Inquiry

Purdue University, the College of Education and the Department of Educational Studies 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.


Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date

August 14, 2023

Application Procedure

This position is a 9-month, tenure-track position with a starting date of August 14, 2023.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a) a cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications, experience, research plan, and teaching philosophy, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a diversity and inclusion statement, and d) a list of contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactor, but addressed to Dr. Christine Kiracofe, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Direct questions about the positions to the Search Committee Chair at

Background Check

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

Equal Opportunity

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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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