Job Opportunity: Department Chair, Purdue University

December 1, 2015


Scholars with a Ph.D. in history or the history of science and the rank of associate or full professor, a strong publication record and research agenda as well as exemplary teaching experience are encouraged to apply.


The initial review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of History at Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science.

The area of specialization and time period are open. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of science, provide leadership for program development in the history of science, medicine, and technology, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department, College of Liberal Arts, and Purdue University.


Send letters of nomination and applications to R. Douglas Hurt, Head, Department of History, University Hall, 672 University Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. Inquiries should be directed by email to [email protected] or by phone to 765-494-4123.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.