Leipzig: Junior Professorship in Global Dynamics of Resource Use and Distribution

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig is seeking to fill a tenure track professorship in the Global Dynamics of Resource Use and Distribution (W1 with Tenure Track Leading to W2).

The successful candidate will have an above-average, highly visible research profile on global dynamics arising from the use and distribution of resources and address issues of distributive justice and related negotiation processes. The spectrum of possible resources is deliberately broad. It may include mineral resources and groundwater as well as natural resources in the oceans and solar and wind as energy sources, as well as the technologies required to develop them, but also forms of and access to education, health, finance, political and social power, and cultural capital. Research experience in at least two world regions is required, at least one of which should be in the Global South.

Responsibilities include participation in the MA Global Studies and the BA/MA Cultural Studies as well as doctoral training in the Graduate School Global and Area Studies. The professorship should build a bridge from the research networks of the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics to the life, environmental and climate sciences.

The deadline for applications is 30 July 2021.

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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.