Political Science - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19007951)
Lecturer and Academic Adviser - Global Studies
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for one full-time non-tenure stream position as Lecturer and Academic Adviser. The appointment requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and prior teaching experience. The successful candidate is expected to serve as the advisor for a third of the undergraduate majors in the department and to teach four undergraduate courses per year, including one section per semester of Introduction to Global Studies, which the Department offers in close coordination with Pitt's Global Studies Center. Additional teaching will depend on the interests of the successful candidate (e.g., in political theory, comparative politics, or international relations). We are particularly interested in candidates who could offer upper-level courses in nonwestern or comparative political theory, post-colonial theory, etc that complement our existing political theory courses. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Departmental curriculum and programming, outside-the-classroom learning, etc.
The starting date for the position is September 1, 2020. Minimum qualifications for the position are a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field and ability to teach the Introduction to Global Studies course. Successful candidates are expected to engage in teaching and service that contributes to the department's mission.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (statement of philosophy, list of courses, sample syllabi and materials, etc), writing sample(s), teaching evaluations (if available), a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a minimum of two letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/Mjc2. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2020, and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Political Science Department telephone number is (412) 648-7290; the contact e-mail address is [email protected] .
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Please refer to job description The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19007951
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.