003705-2017 - Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methodology

Job Description

The Department of Political Science at Purdue University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in quantitative methodology, with a focus on causal inference and/or cost-benefit analysis.  The position will start in August 2018.

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda, be able to teach quantitative methods and policy analysis effectively to undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to an anticipated professional MA program in public policy.  The candidate will also have opportunities to teach in his or her substantive area of expertise.  The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more of our cross-cutting research areas in the politics of groups and identities; environmental politics and policy; and human security and political violence.  Desired qualifications include interest in contributing to social science methodological training across campus; ability to attract external funding; potential for teaching excellence; and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline is required.

Founded in 1869, Purdue is a research-intensive, PhD-granting institution and a public land-grant university.  The Political Science Department is home to the journal Politics, Groups, and Identities.  Faculty members are actively involved with several interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Advanced Methods Cluster, the Building Sustainable Communities initiative, the Center for the Environment, the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Peace Studies, Asian Studies, the Purdue Systems Collaboratory, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute.  Many faculty hold joint appointments or affiliations with other departments and programs, including Communication, African American Studies, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  The department offers graduate certificates in Social Policy and Environmental Policy to students across campus.  The department is also home to the director of the award-winning C-SPAN Archives, located at the Purdue Research Park.


Application materials should be submitted electronically as .pdf attachments to Ms. Annie Wheeldon at politicalscience@purdue.edu.  Applications should include curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of reference, a sample of written work, instructional materials such as syllabi and course evaluations, and a cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications for the position.

Purdue University’s Department of Political Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these in their cover letter, 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 October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to search committee chair Dr. James McCann, mccannj@purdue.edu.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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


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