Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues – Middle East 

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh announces the Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues. The University of Pittsburgh is 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 both area studies and on major world issues. This visiting professorship was established to enable UCIS’s Global Studies Program to invite one scholar each year whose research and teaching explicitly examines critical international issues that shape and define the contemporary world. For the 2010-11 academic year, UCIS invites applications from faculty from research universities and liberal arts colleges, whose disciplinary expertise focuses on the Middle East. Candidates from any discipline, and at any rank, may apply. The Visiting Professor will be appointed for one academic year. 

The Visiting Professor will teach two classes per term and will participate in activities of UCIS and the Global Studies Program, as well as the Department closest to his or her disciplinary home. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in his or her discipline, in both research and teaching, and should have an earned PhD in a relevant discipline. Individuals with extensive and 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 geographic region(s) of expertise. 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. For full consideration, the application materials must be received by October 5, 2009. Electronic submissions are required. Submit materials to: . Candidates who move forward in the selection process will be requested to submit samples of syllabi and publication samples. For further information please contact: 

Eileen Weiner
Chair, Visiting Professor Search Committee
University Center for International Studies 4413 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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