Tenure-Stream Assistant Professor in International Affairs and Security

University of Pittsburgh
  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 12

Position description

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 security, broadly defined, to begin in the fall term of 2024. 

The successful candidate will have both research and teaching interests related to international security. We conceive of international security broadly: potential areas of focus within this policy area include but are not limited to, alliances and international organizations, arms control, diplomacy, economics and security, foreign policy, national security policymaking, proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, and technology and security. We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement the existing strengths of the School. Applications from candidates with specific regional expertise are especially welcome. Theoretical and methodological approaches are open. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., international affairs, political science, economics, security studies, public affairs, psychology, or history) by the time of hire. 

GSPIA is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school with a top-ranked international affairs degree program and a highly successful Security and Intelligence studies concentration. The successful applicant will have many opportunities for collaboration within the school and across the University, including with research centers such as the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Ford Institute for Human Security, Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation, Center for Governance and Markets, Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, and the University Center for International Studies, which houses several federally-funded area studies centers. 

As a School devoted to public service and to the values of liberty, equality, and justice, GSPIA is committed to helping realize the vision of a more equitable and inclusive society. We embrace the diversity of experience and perspective 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. 

Qualified applicants should submit the following: 

  • A letter of application, maximum 3 pages . This cover letter should address research interests; relevant teaching interests and experience; experience contributing to, or influencing, policy; 
  • and plans to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. 
  • A current curriculum vitae 
  • A sample of scholarly writing 
  • List of three references (letters will be requested at a later stage).

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