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Assistant Professor of History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, Purdue University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, or a closely related field
AOS categories Social and Political Philosophy
AOC political economy, political institutions, formal political theory, political philosophy, economic history, legal philosophy, political epistemology (incl. formal modeling), philosophy of social science, history of social science, economic history/sociology, philosophy of economics, organizational science, organizational ethics, moral science, history of political theory
AOC categories Philosophy of Social Science
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Req. #29601
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date Fall 2024
Job description

Assistant Professor of History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology
College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University

College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University

Date Available: Fall 2024

Principal Duties: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University invites applications for multiple tenure-track assistant professorships with scholarship in areas pertinent to the history, foundations, institutions, and functioning of the business sector and market economies. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and an interest in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that connect with the interdisciplinary field of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Depending on their background and interest, successful candidates may be appointed in the Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology, as their tenure home, where they will contribute to the intellectual life of their department.

These positions include half of the teaching and curriculum design in Purdue's innovative, nationally recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program, which educates students across the university. These faculty will work to advance the Cornerstone for Business Certificate Program as well as teach in a two-course sequence in transformative texts which emphasizes works in political economy, political philosophy, political science, political sociology, and related foundational works. The Certificate will play a central role in transforming the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business in accordance with Daniels’ vision that it “be marked by graduates who embody the values of wisdom and creativity, grounded in a firm grasp of today’s technologies and their likely evolution and awareness of the history of progress that freedom of enterprise has created.” 

Qualifications

Candidates must complete all requirements for a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The candidate should have a specialization in a field appropriate for PPE.  Potential areas of specialization include political economy, political institutions, formal political theory, political philosophy, economic history, legal philosophy, political epistemology (incl. formal modeling), philosophy of social science, history of social science, economic history/sociology, philosophy of economics, organizational science, organizational ethics, moral science, history of political theory. Candidates should have a record that demonstrates the ability to publish high-quality research and evidence of preparation for quality instruction. 

The College and University

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University has embarked on a multi-year hiring strategy to address grand challenges in society and connect with innovative initiatives across campus. Positioned at the intersection of liberal arts and STEM, the college leverages Purdue’s strengths to propel graduates towards new advances in our disciplines. It houses the nationally recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, which challenges students to become independent thinkers, preparing them to become bold, visionary leaders. Since 2021, the college has hired more than 80 new faculty in emerging research areas such as science, technology, and society, artificial intelligence, social genomics, computational social science, and related fields. 
 
Purdue University is Indiana’s public land-grant university and a world-class research and teaching institution. In 2023, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Purdue among the top 10 Most Innovative Schools in the nation. A member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the American Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Purdue has outstanding academic programs in the colleges and schools of agriculture, education, engineering, health sciences, liberal arts, management, pharmacy, technology, science, and veterinary medicine. The University also has a rich culture of interdisciplinary research and translation, which is supported by university-wide institutes and centers. Purdue is home to nearly 2,900 full-time faculty and post-doctoral researchers, enrolls a diverse student body of over 10,500 graduate students and 35,000 undergraduate students. Purdue is in West Lafayette/Lafayette community with an abundance of activities, high quality of life, and reasonable cost of living.

Application Procedure

Applications must include the following items uploaded into the online application portal: job requisition #29601 Items should be uploaded in this order and as one PDF document: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of the research agenda and teaching philosophy, and its connection to the description of this position; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please). Candidates who advance in the review process may be asked to provide additional documents such as a writing sample, letters of refence, or other materials. Questions about the position should be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Cherie Maestas, at [email protected] and Christopher Yeomans at [email protected]

Review of the applications will begin on January 25, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Assi...
Deadline for full consideration: January 25, 2024, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline February 22, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://careers.purdue.edu
Contact name Christopher Yeomans
Contact email
Contact phone 765-494-4278
Bookkeeping
Time created December 23, 2023, 7:56pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 22, 2024, 11:59pm EST
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Last updated Yesterday, 5:46am UTC
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As of January 16, the Purdue Application Portal has been encountering technical difficulties. If you have any problems in applying, please contact Chris Yeomans at [email protected] for assistance.
January 16, 2024, 1:33pm UTC

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