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Clinical Assistant Professor of English Education
Purdue University

Date Posted Sep. 29, 2023
Title Clinical Assistant Professor of English Education
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department Curriculum and Instruction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 12, 2024
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Teacher Education
    Secondary Education
    Middle School
    English Education
    Education - General

Clinical Assistant Professor of English Education

The English Education Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of English Education.  This position is a 9-month academic year, clinical track position with a 3-3 teaching load.  Reappointments occur in 3-year contractual terms.  Clinical appointments are non-tenure track but with the potential for promotion in rank.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching English language arts methods courses for the English education licensure program
  • Supervising preservice teachers and maintaining relationships with field-based school partners
  • Participating in program administration, accreditation, and recruitment

This position requires an on-campus, face-to-face presence.


  • Earned doctorate in English Education or closely related field
  • Demonstrated scholarship in English Education or closely related field
  • Experience teaching secondary English language arts (grades 6-12)


  • Experience teaching undergraduate/preservice courses in English language arts methods
  • Experience supervising preservice teacher candidates
  • Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Experience with edTPA and CAEP accreditation
  • At least three years’ experience teaching secondary ELA in U.S. schools

August 12, 2024

Inquiries about this position may be directed to:  Dr. Tara Star Johnson (

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications must include:

  1. A letter of application outlining qualifications and experience
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A teaching philosophy statement that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example – but not limited to – teaching awards, testimonials, course evaluations, assessments or a syllabus from a course you’ve taught or designed that best represents your philosophy, etc.)
  4. A list of at least three individual references with their titles and contact information (Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.)

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

The Literacy and Language Education Program within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction contributes to a culture of discovery, learning, and engagement in the College of Education. The program offers prospective researchers/scholars and K-12 educators the opportunity to investigate contemporary issues in literacy research and theory as well as pedagogical methods related to literacy and language teaching, learning, assessment, and curriculum. Faculty members are committed to creating and disseminating knowledge relevant to the discipline of literacy and language education; preparing scholars, educators, and leaders in literacy and language education on the local, national, and international levels; and promoting access to literacy for all learners.


The English Education Faculty within the L&L Program are responsible for the preparation of undergraduate English Education majors. These students are housed in the College of Education but take extensive coursework in the English Department. Inter-departmental cooperation and communication regarding the teaching and coordination of courses in both departments is thus a vital part of the undergraduate program’s success.


The College of Education aspires to be a collaborative community.  We are innovators discovering new ideas and solutions that will foster a positive global impact for faculty, staff, students, and community.  Successful candidates will promote inclusive excellence and encourage freedom of thought and speech.


PURDUE UNIVERSITY, the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION and DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters.  Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letters how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.


PURDUE UNIVERSITY is a leading land grant and research university and ranks among the 15 largest universities in the nation. The university has an enrollment of more than 50,884 on the West Lafayette campus and more than 24,000 on regional campuses across Indiana. It is located in West Lafayette, IN, one hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago.

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Tara Star Johnson
    Curriculum and Instruction
    Purdue University
    100 N. University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907


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