Assistant Professor of International Affairs – International Political Economy at the University of Pittsburgh

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the assistant professor level in the field of international affairs with a focus on international political economy, broadly defined. The position will begin in August 2022.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in international affairs/relations, political science, public affairs, public policy, or a related field by the time of the appointment. A promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. The successful candidate will can contribute to GSPIA’s core teaching in public and international affairs.

While expertise in international political economy is required, we seek candidates with interdisciplinary interests and whose research and teaching complement the existing strengths of the School. Our ideal candidate may have broader expertise related to economic development in developing countries, roles of cities/regions, climate change, migration, foreign aid, neocolonialism, energy transition, global public health, cybersecurity, international organizations, trade, or foreign direct investment, among other specialities. Applications from candidates with specific regional expertise (e.g., East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Russia, and Eastern Europe) are welcome. We are open to diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

GSPIA is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school with top-ranked international affairs and global policy specialization, focused on training future practitioners for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. GSPIA is home to several research centers that serve as points of outreach and intersection for faculty within our school, at Pitt, and externally. GSPIA faculty are connected broadly with colleagues and schools at the University of Pittsburgh, including the University Center for Social and Urban Research, PittCyber, the University Center for International Studies, and more. Also, GSPIA also has a presence at the Pitt Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

GSPIA’s students, staff, and faculty are committed to making significant contributions to society through public service. We are committed to helping realize the vision of a more equitable and inclusive society. We embrace the diversity of experience of all members of our community, including those arising from differences of race, gender and gender identity, ethnicity, abilities/disabilities, age, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, geographic region, migrant/immigrant/refugee status, and veteran status. Our goal is a diverse, cosmopolitan community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to advancing this goal. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

For questions about the position, please contact search committee chair Prof. Erica Owen ([email protected]).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should address research interests, teaching interests and experience. The letter must also describe experience with or plans to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Application files must be submitted through Pitt’s Talent Center site, but letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Kaytlynn Pierra at [email protected]. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2021, to receive full consideration, but the posting will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kaytlynn Pierra at [email protected].

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 Full-time regular
Campus Pittsburgh
Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Other (see posting for additional details)