Visiting Lecturer in Comparative Politics/International Relations at University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Political Science for the 2017-2018 academic year with the possibility of renewal. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in the politics of Russia and Eastern Europe, but we will also consider other candidates who are prepared to teach courses on the Cold War, foreign policy, human security, and the politics of oil.

This position is supported by the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES). Duties in the Political Science Department will consist of teaching 15 credit hours (five courses) per academic year to include, at minimum, two courses that feature substantial content on the REES world area (e.g., Government & Politics of USSR/Russian Federation; Cold War: Soviet Union and the West 1917-1991).

As an affiliated faculty member of REES, you are eligible to apply for REES Course Development Grants as well as for REES Faculty Small Grants to support research activities. In addition to your teaching responsibilities, REES will welcome your participation in intellectual activities of the center.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching portfolio, and two letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please send application materials to Wynn Maloney at 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.