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Requisition ID:  22577

Lecturer in Special Education

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Lecturer in Special Education

Job Position Description

The Department of Educational Studies ( at Purdue University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Lecturer in Special Education to begin January 2023. In this position, the faculty member will be expected to teach a 4/4 load of courses (four courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring semester) in our undergraduate programs. 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 and/or related experience working with individuals with disabilities in K-12 settings, and
  • A record of teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience preparing and/or supervising in-service and/or pre-service teachers,
  • Expertise in multiple areas of special education content (e.g., high-incidence disabilities, special education law, systematic instruction, transition, family engagement, academic instruction for students with disabilities)


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.

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

January 1, 2023

Application Procedure

Applicants must include a) a cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications, experience, research plan, and teaching philosophy, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a teaching statement c) a diversity and inclusion statement, and d) a list of contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted through Success Factors, but addressed to Dr. Jennifer Smith, 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 November 1, 2022.

Background Check

A background check is 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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