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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Global Studies

Posted: 11/26/2018 (Employment)

The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire a post-doctoral fellow whose research and teaching interests align with our mission and priorities. This is a three-year appointment. The Center promotes critical global thinking and practical engagement with the world through the interdisciplinary study of transnational processes and the factors that shape them.  We emphasize the connections, divisions, disruptions, inequalities, and productive possibilities these processes engender across time and space.  We foster innovative research, rigorous study, and thoughtful practice through our collaborations with staff, students, faculty, and community partners locally and around the world, creating diverse and inclusive spaces for intellectual growth and debate.  Our current research initiatives are in Migrations, Global Health, Cities in Transformation, and the Anthropocene.  We seek to appoint a candidate with formal training in global studies at the graduate level who is conducting inter- or trans-disciplinary research on some aspect of contemporary globalization.  We invite all applicants to describe in a cover letter how they meet these criteria.

The responsibilities of the position include teaching a fall capstone seminar for global studies students conducting advanced (undergraduate) research, leading our innovative Global Across the Curriculum series for faculty seeking to “globalize” their courses, conducting our undergraduate Research Toolkit series, teaching one intensive spring graduate workshop, and participating actively in the intellectual life of the Center (we estimate this is equivalent to a 1-1 teaching load).  The fellow will have the opportunity to organize a research workshop in the second or third year of the appointment (with funding to be provided by the Center). The appointment is for one year, renewable for up to two additional years, and we strongly prefer candidates available for the full three-year period.

The Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $47,476.08, a $4,000 annual research/travel allowance, and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance. The University provides a relatively comprehensive package of fringe benefits, including medical insurance, participant-paid dental and vision insurance, life insurance, eligibility to participate in the University’s tuition scholarships program, and a retirement plan allowing personal tax deferral to TIAA/CREF with no University match. The Fellow will have access to additional benefits which currently include: University libraries and recreational facilities, computing and networking services, and fare-free public transportation.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., research and teaching statements, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by Dec. 14, 2018.  We will conduct brief online interviews in mid-January and hold fly-outs in early February.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who (will) have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by Dec. 31, 2018. Individuals who completed their PhDs before January 1, 2016 are not eligible to apply.  Any offer of employment is contingent upon having the PhD degree in-hand prior to the appointment and, in the case of an international fellow, acquiring all proper visas and certification of English language proficiency.

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.

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Deadline: 12/14/2018

Location: Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh