Sociogenomics Cluster Hire at Purdue University

Together the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science at Purdue University seek applications for multiple scholars in Sociogenomics, including existing groups of investigators, to assemble a new world-leading cohort of approximately 15 faculty. The positions include tenure-track Assistant, Associate, and Professor ranks. 

A relatively new field, Sociogenomics encompasses theoretical and methodological approaches across the social, behavioral, and genetic sciences including those with an emphasis on computation. It explores the roles of genetics in social and behavior outcomes, as well as how genetics interact with the environment and social forces. Purdue is strongly committed to establishing a pre-eminent center in this emerging area including hiring a substantive cohort of scholars. We are especially interested in fostering collaborative linkages across the core fields of this discipline, here at Purdue and more broadly. This search is open to leading scholars in any area relevant to the advancement of Sociogenomics, and we are especially interested in candidates who draw from and contribute to research in the social science disciplines, biological sciences, the computational and data sciences, statistics, or other related disciplines. We anticipate joint appointments across departments where appropriate, with tenure homes flexible and negotiated at the time of hire.

We place particular emphasis at Purdue on responsible conduct of research and research ethics, and candidates will be expected to discuss this substantively in their applications. Beyond contributions of high-quality research aligned with the description above, successful candidates are expected to contribute to high-quality teaching, training and mentoring of PhD students.

Qualifications: Must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the start date of the position in an appropriate field with a vigorous research program that will advance knowledge in Sociogenomics. Candidates should demonstrate a strong research profile and trajectory appropriate to rank. Candidates who apply for positions at the rank of tenured Associate or Professor should hold that rank at their current institution or have a record suitable for promotion to that rank at a leading research university. Furthermore, the person holding this position will create and disseminate relevant knowledge through student instruction.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared tocontribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit Application Procedure: Applicants must include: 1) A statement that covers: (a) how applicants will contribute to the interdisciplinary research efforts in the Colleges and at Purdue, more broadly; (b) a commitment to graduate mentorship, (c) responsible conduct of research and research ethics; d) past and ongoing research; and e) teaching experiences or a commitment to teaching; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one writing sample such as a published article or submitted manuscript; and 4) contact information including current e-mail addresses for three references which may be contacted at a later date.

Screening of applicants will begin October 9, 2022, but full consideration of applications will continue until the positions are filled. A background check is required for employment in these positions. For additional information, contact the Search Chairs, Dr. Linda Renzulli at, or Dr. Dennis Lin at

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