The Department of Educational Studies [] at Purdue University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in Educational Psychology to begin August 15, 2022. The ideal candidate will have scholarly and applied interests in the area of teacher quality and learner development.  We are seeking a faculty member with expertise in the following areas:

  • Exemplary teacher practices and instructional programs as they relate to the design of learning environments, learner development, and outcomes in P-12;
  • Innovative programs and practices for preservice teacher professional development, with a focus on how specific practices strengthen student development and learning in school contexts.


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • teach undergraduate foundational courses (Creating and Managing Learning Environments/Learning and Motivation) offered by the Educational Psychology Program area – which also involves the coordination of undergraduate courses, supervision of teaching assistants for these courses, and service on College of Education committees relevant to teacher education efforts.
  • participate in the educational psychology graduate program by teaching courses appropriate to his/her area of expertise.
  • work synergistically with educational psychology and educational studies faculty, faculty and staff in Purdue’s teacher education program, departmental activities, and P-12 educators, to enhance strategic efforts in learning, discovery, and engagement.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to grow their scholarship through pursuit of grant funding and research collaborations. Further, opportunities are available for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Clinical professor positions have opportunities for promotion consistent with University policy (


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in educational psychology or a related area, and demonstrated evidence of ability to teach. K-12 classroom or related experience is preferred. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the diversity and social justice mission of the program and College is expected.

The College of Education and Department of Educational Studies 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. 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 climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following: statement of interest, vita, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contributions to teacher education, and three letters of recommendation.

All materials must be submitted through Success Factors, but addressed to Chair, Educational Psychology Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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.