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Assistant Professor, African American Politics (002707-2012)

The Department of Political Science and the African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue University are seeking to hire a specialist in African American politics for a jointly appointed, tenure-track assistant professor (50% Political Science and 50% AASRC, with Political Science as the tenure home).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate would be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in American politics and public policy, as well as courses in African American Studies, such as Introduction to African American Studies, Theories in African American Studies or Research Methods in African American Studies.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are especially interested in candidates specializing in race and public policy, race and gender, political communication and race, ethnic identity, inter-group relations, or the politics of the African Diaspora. Candidates should have a promising, theoretically-driven research agenda, and strong quantitative and/or qualitative methodological skills.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline; however, ABD candidates will also be considered. The Department of Political Science edits Politics, Groups, and Identities, the new journal of the Western Political Science Association. In addition, our faculty is very active in the College of Liberal Art’s Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, graduate transcript, samples of written work, and instructional materials such as syllabi and course evaluations.

Sent materials to: Drs. Suzanne Parker and Venetria Patton, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, 100 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098.

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.