PNW Lecturer, History, Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Hammond, INDIANA

Job Summary

The Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Purdue University Northwest (Hammond and Westville, Indiana) anticipates hiring multiple full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturers to teach introductory history courses in United States, European, and World History, and other undergraduate history or liberal studies courses, for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 school year.
Candidates must have completed an MA in History (or other relevant field) plus a minimum of two years’ experience teaching history at the college level.

Start date is August 15, 2022. Responsibilities include teaching five classes per semester. Salary is competitive with similar positions at other regional institutions and includes benefits. Semester and year-long positions available. Renewal of the position is possible and contingent on enrollment and successful performance reviews.

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 8,700 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity.

College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communication and Creative Arts
  • English and World Languages
  • History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Psychology
  • School of Education and Counseling


The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

How to apply:

To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter specifically addressing required teaching-oriented experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; 4) three professional references; and 5) syllabi and teaching evaluations from two recently taught courses/sections. References may be contacted after applications are reviewed and invited to submit a letter in support of the candidate. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and until all positions are filled.


Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  


If you have questions, please contact Michael Lynn, Interim Department Chair at .

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 


Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



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