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Please submit a detailed cover letter and C.V. electronically at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTA4. Additional information may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Chair
Department Name 14203-Political Science
Position Number 0003452
Position Details

The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from nationally prominent scholars to fill the inaugural William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Political Science, with appointment to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year, pending budgetary approval. The Chair is named in honor of the late Dr. William S. Dietrich II, a former chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees who received his PhD form the Department in 1984. In filling this chair, and in keeping with the interests of Dr. Dietrich, the Department seeks candidates with extraordinary credentials in research, teaching, and mentorship in the fields of international relations or comparative politics, or whose interests cut across these and possibly other disciplinary subfields. The Political Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh currently consists of 25 tenure stream faculty members with vibrant and varied research agendas. The Department’s NRC ranking has improved dramatically over the past decade, and presently ranks between 20th and 30th among PhD granting departments. It has long fostered collegiality and a culture of collaboration among faculty and graduate students. The Department benefits from numerous synergies with other units on campus, including the University Center for International Studies, a world renowned, multidisciplinary institute housing centers for area studies and for topical specializations in international studies, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a public administration and public policy school emphasizing international relations and political development. The City of Pittsburgh frequently tops “most livable city” rankings thanks to its numerous social and cultural offerings and low cost of living.

Application Process

Please submit a detailed cover letter and C.V. electronically at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTA4. Additional information may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

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Date Posted 09/21/2015
Open Until Filled No
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