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Purdue has social network researchers distributed from departments of management through communications, political science, as well as sociology and others.  I will be happy to talk to and try to answer any questions for anyone who may be interested in joining us and serving in this leadership position at Purdue.






Scott Feld

Professor of Sociology

Purdue University


Purdue University:  The Department of Sociology seeks a Department Head to further develop the strengths of a dynamic department through effective management, leadership, and a shared vision of the Department’s future.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016, for an initial period of five years and is renewable.  The Department Head is appointed by and reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology and a distinguished record of research and publication suitable for an appointment as a full professor with tenure in Sociology and leadership/administrative ability.  Areas of specialty are open.  Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.  Purdue’s Department of Sociology offers degrees at the BA, MS, and PhD levels, and its faculty have a range of research and teaching specializations (see  Purdue offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.  The university is located in an affordable greater metropolitan area of approximately 200,000, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago.  Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining research interests, a vita, and a statement of approach to administration and departmental leadership to:  R. Douglas Hurt, Chair, Head Search Advisory Committee, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.  Electronic submissions in Word or .pdf files may be emailed to [log in to unmask]. Names of references will be requested from finalists.  Review of applicants will begin on October 2, 2015, but applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



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