Visiting Assistant Professor, International and Environmental Politics

Department of Political Science Purdue University
Indiana, United States
$22,500.00 - $24,000.00
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Purdue Political Science Department seeks applicants for a one-semester visiting assistant professor or visiting instructor position to teach four classes on campus in West Lafayette in spring 2021 in the areas of International Relations and Environmental Politics. Applicants should be prepared to teach core courses in Global Green Politics and/or International Environmental Policy.  We especially encourage applicants with teaching strengths in one or more of the additional areas: Intro to International Relations, International Organizations, and/or Model UN.  The position has the option of continuing in the summer, teaching up to three additional courses paid on a per-course basis. 


Must be a qualified doctoral candidate (ABD) in a PhD program, in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or Environmental Studies, or related field. A PhD is strongly preferred.  This position requires postsecondary teaching experience in political science, environmental studies, or international policy. 

Purdue University’s Department of Political Science is committed advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discover, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

The College and University

Founded in 1869, Purdue is a research-intensive, PhD-granting institution and a public land-grant university. Political Science faculty members are actively involved with several interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) cluster, the Building Sustainable Communities initiative, the Center for the Environment, the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Peace Studies, the Human Rights Program, Asian Studies, the Purdue Systems Collaboratory, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute. The department offers graduate certificates to students across campus in Social Policy, Environmental Policy, and Human Rights.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV that includes references, graduate transcripts, a statement on inclusiveness in the classroom, and a teaching portfolio. Application materials must be submitted electronically via

 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Department Head Cherie Maestas at

The anticipated salary range for spring semester is $22,500 – $24,000.  Summer courses are compensated on a per-course basis and tied to size of enrollment. This position is contingent on course enrollments and final budget approval.

A background check is required for employment in this position. 

Ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.   

Equal Opportunity

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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