Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
$52,000.00 - $55,000.00
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Purdue’s Political Science Department is seeking two visiting assistant professors for the 2021-2022 academic year in the areas of environmental politics and policy and/or international relations. Each will teach four classes per semester on campus in West Lafayette.  We seek scholars prepared to teach introductory courses in public and environmental policy and/or international relations, along with one or more of the following upper level courses: Global Green Politics, International Environmental Policy, Comparative Environmental Policy, International Organizations, Foreign Policy, or Model UN.  Ability to teach undergraduate quantitative methods is preferred.  We seek candidates who will engage students with broad interests in and beyond political science, and who are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in the classroom and department.



Must have completed all requirements for the PhD in Political Science, Public Policy, Environmental Studies or a closely related field prior to August 1, 2021. Postsecondary teaching experience in political science, public policy, or closely related field is required. 


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 on campus, 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. In addition to the major, the Department is home to graduate and undergraduate certificates and minors in environmental politics and policy, public policy, and human rights.  



Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, at least three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the classroom, and a teaching portfolio. Application materials must be submitted electronically via Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed to

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 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. 


Review of applications will begin April 19th and continue until the positions are filled.  Questions should be addressed to Department Head Cherie Maestas at


The anticipated salary range is $52,000 – $55,000 for the academic year.  This position is contingent on 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.