Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Politics and Policy

Purdue University Department of Political Science
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Principal Duties: Purdue University’s Department of Political Science is seeking an environmental politics and policy scholar for an academic year appointment at the level of advanced assistant professor or tenured associate professor.  

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program in environmental politics and policy 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.

Qualifications: The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or closely related field at the time of application. This position requires strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research in the area of environmental policy or politics. 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. Candidates applying for appointment at the rank of associate professor with tenure must hold this rank at their current position or have a scholarly record that supports promotion to the rank.

The College and University: 

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, many interdisciplinary centers at Purdue’s Discovery Park, the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, the Human Rights Program, the Purdue Systems Collaboratory. 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.  


Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Political Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.


Application Procedure: To apply, please visit  Applications must be submitted online and include: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Recent research paper or other writing sample, 3) Cover letter of interest that includes a statement describing how the applicant’s research and teaching fit the principal duties of the position,  4) a research statement, 5) a teaching statement, 6) a Diversity and Inclusion statement described below, and 7) contact information for three professional references.  Candidates who advance in the review process may be asked to provide letters of recommendation.


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.


Screening of applicants will begin January 10 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Dr. Tara Grillos,

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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