003742-2017 - Full Professor of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Purdue University seeks applications for a tenured full professor with the area of expertise open.  The position will start in August 2018.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research and teaching in any subfield of political science.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more of the department’s cross-cutting research areas in the politics of groups and identities; environmental politics and policy; and human security and political violence.  Desired qualifications include a record of attracting external funding; teaching excellence; and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  A Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, or a related discipline is required.  Credentials commensurate with a full professor are required.  A successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Founded in 1869, Purdue is a research-intensive 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 and anticipates developing a professional master’s program in public policy.  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 a letter discussing the applicant’s interest in the position and a curriculum vitae.  Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. 

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 November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to search committee chair Dr. S. Laurel Weldon, weldons@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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