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August 2019
Job Summary
The Department of Political Science at Purdue University seeks applications for up to two tenure-track assistant professors with strong skills in computational social science and data science, broadly defined, and who apply them to substantive questions in political science, preferably in the areas of comparative politics or international relations. Examples of strengths include machine learning, network modeling, statistical methods for large and complex data, natural language processing, text, audio, and/or image analytics, data visualization, and/or other related methods. Exceptional candidates at the level of associate professor with tenure may be considered.
The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and be able to teach courses at the intersection of data science, quantitative methods, and his or her substantive fields of expertise, and with some courses being part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Integrated Cornerstone first-year curriculum. Candidates at the level of advanced assistant or associate professor are expected to have a strong track record of high-quality publications, appropriate to rank. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline is required.
Desired qualifications include interest in contributing to social science methodological training across campus; interest in contributing to a broader integrative data science initiative at Purdue; an interest in attracting external funding; and a commitment to teaching excellence.
Purdue University’s Department of Political Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and off-campus engagement. Candidates should address their commitment to diversity and inclusion in at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals as they relate to promoting a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
College and University Founded in 1869, Purdue is a research-intensive, PhD-granting institution and a public land-grant university. The Political Science Department is home to the journal Politics, Groups, and Identities. 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. Many faculty members hold joint appointments or affiliations with other departments and programs, including Communication, African American Studies, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The department offers graduate certificates to students across campus in Social Policy, Environmental Policy, and Human Rights. The department is also home to the director of the award-winning C-SPAN Archives, located at the Purdue Research Park.
Applications Candidates should submit application materials electronically via Applications should include curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a sample of written work, instructional materials such as syllabi and course evaluations, and a cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Candidates at the level of associate professor with tenure may submit names three references in lieu of letters.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. James McCann, A background check will be required for employment in this position.
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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