The University of Pittsburgh invites applications and nominations for tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of political economy and public policy to begin fall term 2012 (authorization pending). A PhD in political science, economics, or a related interdisciplinary policy discipline is required. Professional experience in relevant government or non-profit institutions is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will have a record of policy-oriented research in the area of political economy and public policy including institutional economics, property rights, and/or related subjects. The ability to teach courses in public policy analysis, political economy, quantitative methods and related areas is essential.
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.