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Requisition ID:  20210

Lecturer in Special Education

Job Title




Job Position

Continuing Lecturer in Special Education

Job Description

The Department of Educational Studies ( at Purdue University invites applications for a 10-month Continuing Lecturer position in Special Education to begin August 2022. In this position, the faculty member will be expected to teach a 4/4 load of courses in our undergraduate programs. The EDPS 26501 course is designed to provide an overview of the characteristics of children (birth through age 21) with disabilities, causes of disability, assessment techniques, and instructional strategies. Emphasis is placed upon the development of an inclusive lesson plan based on student needs in the field experience classroom. Characteristics addressed include learning, behavioral, social-emotional, and communicative abilities and needs for students with mild and intense support needs. Issues related to cultural differences and family impact will also be addressed. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to faculty service requirements. Applicant documents should demonstrate that they meet the following:

Required Qualifications

  • Hold a Master’s degree in special education or a closely related field
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience working with individuals with disabilities in P-12 settings, and
  • A record of teaching excellence in P-12 school settings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience preparing and/or supervising in-service and/or pre-service teachers,
  • Expertise in multiple areas of special education content (e.g., inclusive pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), culturally responsive teaching)
  • Experience teaching in higher education


According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus. The College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.


Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience

Start Date

August 15, 2022

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for three references.  All materials must be submitted through Success Factors, but addressed to Dr. Rose Mason, Special Education Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 17, 2022.


The College of Education and Department of Educational Studies are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity through their discovery, learning, and/or engagement. Furthermore, 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 diverse and inclusive climate.

Background Check

A background check is required for employment in this position. Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University. 

Equal Opportunity

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

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