Faculty Professor Assistant/Political Science - Full-Time
Political Science - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20005238)
Assistant Professor - Latinx Politics The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the level of Assistant Professor in Latinx Politics, pending budgetary approval. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on understanding Latinx perspectives and experiences related to issues of migration, representation, voter attitudes, political behavior, and identity. We seek candidates who would complement our current faculty's research and teaching strengths and will help strengthen the department's research program by broadening the perspectives, questions, theories, methods, or sources of evidence used to study political behavior and institutions, including those whose research employs civically engaged or participatory scholarship within the Latinx community. This search is part of the first stage of a three to five year-long university-wide cluster hiring initiative in Latinx Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in that initiative, intended to create a critical mass of scholars with expertise in Latinx studies at the University. More detailed information about the Provost's Latinx cluster hiring initiative can be found here: https://www.provost.pitt.edu/latinx-cluster-hire-initiative . The starting date for the position is September 1, 2021. Successful candidates are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service that contributes to the department's mission. Required qualifications: applicants have or expect to have a Ph.D. in hand before the appointment begins, research interests related to Latinx politics, and demonstrated ability or potential to publish high-quality scholarship. Preferred qualifications: research interests related to migration, representation, voter attitudes, political behavior, and identity; demonstrated commitment or potential to contribute to equity and inclusion. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, 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 three 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/Mjk3 . In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 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@example.com.
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
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Internal Number: 20005238
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