Global studies lectureship 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 Global Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year. Teaching obligations involve 18 credit hours (6 courses) and will include several sections of PS 0550, Introduction to Global Studies, a course the Department offers in close coordination with Pitt’s Global Studies Center. Additional teaching will depend on the interests of the successful candidate (e.g., courses in comparative politics, international relations, or political theory). We are particularly interested in candidates who could offer upper-level courses in political theory that complement our existing offerings (e.g., courses in non-western or comparative political theory, post-colonial theory, etc.) as well as in comparative politics or international relations.  All applicants should explain their qualifications to teach Intro to Global Studies (a large-format lecture course) and describe what additional courses they might offer.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled; applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 31, 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching portfolio, and two letters of reference (email letters of recommendation to Wynn Maloney at wynn2@pitt.edu). 

Please apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center, https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001153&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.  The position requisition number is 21001153.

The Capitol Insurrection in Global Perspective-

Global Studies Center- University of Pittsburgh

Lecture: 26 February 2021 12 pm EST . To Join: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92072279330

Many Americans, including most commentators in the mainstream media, have tried to make sense of the events of January 6, 2021, in terms of US racism, QAnon, and Trumpism – as a distinctly American phenomenon. Those are of course crucial parts of the story but treated in isolation from global processes, that story is incomplete and dangerously misleading. 

This panel will explore the urgency of situating the Capitol Insurrection in a broader historical and transnational framework highlighting the complex dynamics of empire and colonialism, global white supremacy, militarized and racialized policing, and neoliberal capitalism.