Purdue University’s Department of Political Science seeks a scholar of comparative politics for an academic-year appointment at the level of tenure-track assistant professor. Area of specialty is open. We encourage applications from those who can also contribute strength to our research methods curriculum in areas of causal inference, experimental design, statistics, or computational social science.
The successful candidate will maintain an active research program in comparative politics that produces high-quality published research and aligns well with extramural funding opportunities. The person in this position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to their areas of interest and teach some courses each year in the College of Liberal Art’s nationally-recognized Cornerstone Program. A strong commitment to mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students is expected.
The candidate must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or a closely related field before the start date of the appointment. This position requires strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the collaborative program Advanced Methods at Purdue through research that utilizes cutting-edge quantitative social science research methods.
The College and University
The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2023. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally- recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.
Purdue is a leading research institution, member of the AAU, and public land-grant university. Political Science offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and is home to several interdisciplinary certificates and/or minors in environmental policy, public policy, and human rights. The department has growing strength in areas related to technology and governance. Faculty members are actively involved with many interdisciplinary programs and centers on campus, including Purdue Policy Research Institute and other centers at Purdue’s Discovery Park District, the Center for C- SPAN Scholarship and Engagement, and Purdue’s Applied Research Institute.
To apply, please visit careers.purdue.edu. Applications must be submitted online and include: 1) Applicants should provide a cover letter describing how their research and teaching fit the principal duties and qualifications of the position. 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Recent research paper or other writing sample related to the position description, 4) research statement and 5) teaching statement. Candidates who advance in the review process may be asked to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Political Science are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Political Science 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.
Screening of applicants will begin October 10 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Department Head Cherie Maestas at email@example.com
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job please visit careers.purdue.edu.