Job Position Description
The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Educational Psychology to begin January 2023 at the West Lafayette campus. The ideal candidate will have scholarly and applied interests in educational psychology (or related field).

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • contribute expertise to the educational psychology graduate program by teaching graduate- and undergraduate-level courses in the area of educational psychology and research methodology.
  • participate in the educational psychology graduate program by teaching a course appropriate to his/her area of expertise.
  • participate in other College of Education (COE) activities as appropriate, which might include forming collaborations with faculty, serving on graduate student committees, mentoring students, attending speaker series, and contributing to program area and departmental activities and meetings.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in educational psychology or a related area by the position start date and demonstrated evidence of ability to teach. Evidence of relevant research productivity in educational psychology or a related area is expected and may be demonstrated through one or more of the following: scholarly publications, presentations at professional conferences, post-doctoral research training, participation in funded research projects as investigator, co-investigator or research staff. Candidates should be familiar with both online and face-to-face instruction and should provide evidence of their relevant experiences in these areas.
Purdue University’s College of Education and the Department of Educational Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. 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.

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.

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit the following: statement of interest, diversity and inclusion statement, vita, graduate transcripts, 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 October 3, 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.