Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science

Purdue University
  • Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 09

Position description

Purdue University's Department of Political Science is seeking up to three scholars of political science or public policy for academic-year appointments at the rank of assistant (tenure track) or associate (tenured) professor, field open, with research interests in technology and politics, broadly construed. We encourage applications that bridge traditional political science or policy topics with one or more of the following areas: energy, artificial intelligence, security/cybersecurity, genomics/sociogenomics, or regulatory policy. 

Strong candidates will have an active research program with evidence of high-quality publications and that aligns well with extramural funding opportunities. The person holding 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 Arts' nationally-recognized Cornerstone Program. One of these positions will teach courses in the department's environmental politics and policy curriculum. 



The candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or a closely related field prior to the start date of the position. This position requires strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Candidates should have expertise in cutting-edge quantitative methods, causal inference, computational methods, lab or field experiments, formal theory, or mixed methods that can contribute to the program Advanced Methods at Purdue. Candidates applying for appointment at the rank of associate professor with tenure must hold this rank in their current position or have a scholarly record that supports promotion to the rank at a leading research university. 

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