Requisition ID:  25134


Lecturer, Environmental Politics and Policy

Job Summary


Purdue Political Science Department seeks applicants for a renewable Lecturer position to support our offerings in environmental politics and policy and other subfields. Applicants will teach at two sections of one of following core courses each semester: POL 223 Introduction to Environmental Politics and Policy and/or POL 327 Global Green Politics. In addition, candidates will teach courses in their area of specialty.  


The teaching load is four courses a semester with opportunities for summer teaching for additional pay. A typical semester includes 2 sections of either POL 223 or 327 and two additional courses. There is a possibility of a 3-4 load for 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.


Start date is negotiable, with a preference for a start in January 2024.  



A Ph.D. is preferred. ABDs will be considered. The applicant must hold a master’s degree in political science, public policy, international affairs, environmental studies or a closely related field. All degree requirements must have been completed by the start date of the appointment. Candidates should show evidence of preparation for high-quality teaching and have strong communication skills. This position requires postsecondary teaching experience.

The Department, College, and University


Founded in 1869, Purdue is a research-intensive public land-grant university and member of the AAU. Purdue has 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.



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 begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Department Head Cherie Maestas at


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.

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