Continuing Lecturer



Job description

Continuing Lecturer

Lecturer, Environmental Politics and Policy

Job Summary

Purdue Political Science Department seeks applicants for a Lecturer prepared to teach environmental politics and policy from an international and global perspective. Applicants should be prepared to teach core courses on campus in West Lafayette such as Introduction to Environmental Politics and Policy, Global Green Politics, Comparative Environmental Policy and/or International Environmental Policy.  We especially encourage applicants who can also teach introductory or advanced international relations or comparative politics courses.

This position is an academic year renewable appointment starting in August 2023, with a teaching load of four courses a semester. There is a possibility for a 3-4 load in conjunction with taking on administrative responsibilities such as managing the Model UN program or other significant student engagement or experiential learning initiatives. Lecturers are reviewed for merit annually and reviewed comprehensively for promotion to Senior Lecturer at least every five years of employment.


Must have evidence that all requirements for the Ph.D. have been completed by the start date of the appointment. Ph.D. should be in the field of Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field. Candidates should show promise of excellence in teaching. This position requires postsecondary teaching experience with ability to teach both environmental and political science courses.

The Department, College, and University

Founded in 1869, Purdue is a research-intensive public land-grant university and member of the AAU. Purdue has a strong commitment to creating an innovative and high-quality learning experience for students. Political Science faculty members are actively involved with interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) cluster, Purdue Policy Research Institute, and the Institute for Sustainable Futures. The Department offers certificates in environmental policy at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as a concentration in the major in environmental politics and policy, and a minor in environmental policy.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Political Science are committed to advancing diversity including in discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Political Science are also 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 and academic freedom.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter the explains their interest in and fit with the position and a summary of the areas of interest for teaching, a CV that includes the names of at least 3 references, and a teaching portfolio. Applicants who advance in the process may be asked to provide additional information such as transcripts and letters of recommendation. Application materials must be submitted electronically via

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Department Head Cherie Maestas at [email protected].

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

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

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name