Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Purdue University
  • Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 21

Position description

Purdue University’s Department of Political Science is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of public policy with research in the area(s) of science and technology policy or science in the policy process. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program that aligns well with extramural funding opportunities. In addition, the person holding this position will create and disseminate relevant knowledge through student instruction, and through engagement with internal and external audiences. A high level of commitment to PhD student mentoring and support for a culture of diversity and inclusion is expected. 

This position is one of seven hires this year in the Department of Political Science. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. 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 research-intensive, PhD-granting institution and a public land-grant university. Political Science faculty members are actively involved with many interdisciplinary programs and centers on campus, including the Ecological Sciences and Engineering program, the Building Sustainable Communities initiative, the Purdue Systems Collaboratory, the new Center for Tech Diplomacy, and many interdisciplinary centers at Purdue’s Discovery Park. In addition to the major and the PhD, the Department is home to graduate and undergraduate certificates and minors in environmental politics and policy, public policy, and human rights.


The candidate must complete a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or closely related field before the date of appointment. This position requires strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research in the area of science and technology policy, or science in the policy process. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue program through research that utilizes cutting-edge social science research methods. 

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