Position in quantitative methodologies and/or formal theory at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank


The Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Brian Lamb
School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University
(http://www.cla.purdue.edu/) are conducting a cluster hire for two positions in
quantitative methodologies and/or formal theory at the Assistant or Associate Professor
ranks, with initial positions starting in the fall of 2017. This search is concurrent with a
search for an advanced qualitative methodologist as part of a larger hiring initiative with
departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences
(http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), seeking a total of six tenure‐track or tenured faculty
members (three in each College) to expand campus‐wide expertise in social, behavioral,
and health science statistics and research methodology. For information about the
cluster see: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/research/clusterhire/index.html.

The successful candidates for these positions will be expected to contribute to the
research and teaching programs of the departments in which they affiliate, and to
collaborate with others within the cluster and across the university in interdisciplinary
and extramurally‐funded research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to an
anticipated multi‐college, shared graduate training platform, including a graduate
certification program in advanced methodologies.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social
sciences, humanities and arts and is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of
interdisciplinary programs and research centers, including: Center on Aging and the Life
Course, C‐SPAN Archives, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Center for Research
on Diversity and Inclusion, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue Policy
Research Institute and Center for the Environment. Successful candidates should have a
Ph.D. in one of the social science disciplines participating in the cluster hiring initiative, a
strong publication record (for Associate‐level applicants) or the promise of a strong
publication record (for Assistant Professors), a research program with high likelihood of
external funding, and the potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Faculty
responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing
graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in
methodology in their home department as well as cross‐listed courses. We are
particularly interested in candidates with a substantive area of research and who have
demonstrated expertise in innovative quantitative techniques. We welcome applicants
with expertise in the analysis of large or untraditional data, advanced hierarchical or
structural equation modeling, experimental design and causal inference, automated
textual analysis, and network analysis, among other areas.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Reviewing of
applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled.
Please send a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching
statements, a writing sample, and the names of three academic references via email in
PDF format to: cla‐adr@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position may be directed
to Professor Melissa Remis, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education,
College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907

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