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Requisition ID:  13928

Visiting Instructor

Job Summary

Visiting Instructor in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program in the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University seeks a dedicated and experienced one-year Visiting Instructor to offer courses in its Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, which the National Endowment for the Humanities recognizes as a national model for general education ( Cornerstone offers an enriched first-year sequence anchored in transformative texts. It is designed to provide all students with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world and themselves, while strengthening the skills to read closely, write clearly, speak with confidence, and to engage with differing viewpoints and perspectives through general education courses.

The Cornerstone program enrolls several thousand students each semester from disciplines across Purdue’s West Lafayette, IN, campus. Successful candidates will be responsible of teaching courses: SCLA 10100 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication I: Antiquity to Modernity (3 credit hours) and/or SCLA 102 SCLA 10200 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication II: Modern World (3 credit hours) – both offered every semester. Applicants should demonstrate experience and openness to teaching from a variety of approaches and interest in working with a diverse student population.

Required duties include: teaching the SCLA course series; working with Cornerstone faculty and staff to develop and support the program and the College of Liberal Arts; and attend Cornerstone and CLA related seminars and events to keep abreast of the latest developments. The normal full-time workload is 4-4 teaching. Summer teaching is an additional possibility. The position begins August 2021. This is a non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal and with employment benefits. Purdue University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a Liberal Arts field. Teaching experience in leading discussion-based seminar courses and in an interdisciplinary environment. Candidates will be preferred if they have experience teaching writing and oral communication skills to undergraduate students.

Application Procedure:  Applications must include: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) at least two letters of reference, and 4) a teaching portfolio. To apply, please visit:

Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts 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 Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions should be addressed to the Director, Dr. Melinda Zook at [[1]].

Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.