Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Name 14203-Political Science
Position Number 0003632
Position Details

The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the level of Assistant Professor in comparative politics, pending budgetary approval.

Successful candidates will have a strong regional expertise that focuses on, but is not necessarily limited to, Europe and have a substantive focus on topics relevant to consolidated democracies with developed economies. We are open to a variety of methodological approaches. We are especially interested in scholars whose work complements and builds on departmental strengths in comparative and international politics. The position will also be affiliated with the University’s European Studies Center (

Application Process

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer 2018. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available), and a minimum of three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading letters of recommendation into our system. Please apply electronically at Review of applications will be on September 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The Political Science Department telephone number is (412) 648-7290; the contact e-mail address is

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.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 08/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
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