Instructor in Education

Purdue University

United States

Instructor in Education

Job Description
Req Id:  32155
Job Title:  Visiting Instructor of Education, Elementary Generalist
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The School of Education and Counseling is seeking applicants for two Visiting Professors with expertise in Education: Elementary Generalist to begin August 2024.



The School of Education and Counseling invites applicants with a master’s degree or doctorate degree in Education from an accredited program to apply.  Applicants must be credentialed or credential-eligible, in Indiana preferably as an Educator.


Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Education Preparation program area and will be expected to (a) teach undergraduate courses within the education program at both campuses (Westville, IN & Hammond, IN); (b) cultivate and maintain relationships with supervisors in community schools; (c) participate in beneficial service to the school, college, university, community, and profession.


Required Experience

  • Minimum five years of experience in teaching
  • Demonstrated experience as a successful educator
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

School Profile

The School of Education and Counseling is accredited by the State of Indiana and is 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 Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools, and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings.


PNW’s Hammond campus is located 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts – urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset, PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) a curriculum vita (resume); 2) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 3) a list of three professional reference contact information.


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


For inquires please contact the School of Education and Counseling, Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN  46323; Phone: 219-785-5578. Dr. David Pratt is the chair of this committee.


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.

FLSA Status

Posting Start Date:  6/12/24

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