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The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh announces the Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues. The University of Pittsburgh, among the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, is widely known for its strengths in the field of international studies, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. UCIS integrates and reinforces all strands of scholarship on international affairs throughout the University, supporting teaching, research and public service in area studies and on major world issues. This visiting professorship was established to enable UCIS’s Global Studies Center to invite one scholar each year whose research and teaching explicitly examines critical international issues that shape and define the contemporary world. For the 2013-14 academic year, UCIS invites applications from faculty from research universities and liberal arts colleges whose disciplinary expertise is concentrated on the Middle East. Within the context of the Middle East, we also welcome applications that include a focus on global health and/or human rights/human security. Candidates from any discipline and at any rank may apply. The Visiting Professor will be appointed for the fall and spring terms of the academic year.

The Visiting Professor will teach two classes per term and will participate in activities of the UCIS and the Global Studies Center, as well as the department closest to his or her disciplinary home. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their discipline, in both research and teaching, and should have an earned PhD in a relevant discipline. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations may also apply. Applicants should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary studies, commitment to and respect for open dialogue on potentially polarizing issues, and a willingness to engage with a variety of academic and non-academic constituencies. Preference will be given to individuals who have extensive experience living in the Middle East. Applications should include a cover letter briefly citing evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship, teaching and expertise in the Middle East; curriculum vitae; and the names and full contact information of three professional references. The application materials must be received by November 25, 2013 to be considered. Electronic submissions are required. Please submit materials to: Candidates who move forward in the selection process will be requested to submit publication and syllabi samples. For further information please contact:

Dr. Thomas Allen
Chair, Visiting Professor Search Committee
University Center for International Studies
4103 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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