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Teaching Assistant Professor in Urban Studies – Full-Time, University of Pittsburgh

Urban Studies Program – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

The Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream Teaching Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2024, pending budgetary approval. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses for the BA in Urban Studies and BA in Law, Criminal Justice, & Society (LCJS). We are seeking an urban scholar with a focus on the intersection of urban inequality and the criminal legal system. We are especially interested in candidates who can enhance the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate should be able to teach Social Justice & the City (URBNST 0112), Crime, Punishment, Justice, Reintegration (URBNST 0140), Intro to Urban Studies (URBNST 0010), Intro to Law, CJ, and Society (LCJS 0100), and Ethics in Criminal Justice (LCJS 1700). The appointment is for a three-year renewable term after a 1-year probationary contract. Renewal is contingent on satisfactory performance, curricular and programmatic needs, and continued availability of funding for the position. The regular teaching load is three courses per semester (six courses per academic year), with 3 sections taught for Urban Studies, and 3 taught for LCJS.

Essential qualifications are:

  • A Ph.D. in urban sociology, urban studies, or a related social science or public policy field in hand by the time the appointment begins.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement and to working effectively with diverse undergraduate student audiences, including nontraditional and adult students.

 

Desired additional qualifications are:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in developing curriculum, organizing events, and participating in collective governance.

 

The Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is a growing interdisciplinary hub for research and education about the complex urban processes that shape the Pittsburgh city region and metropolitan areas worldwide. The program is home to a diverse community of interdisciplinary students and scholars. Students can presently gain an undergraduate BA in Urban Studies, or a BS in Urban Planning & Geographic Analysis. Our top scholars can be inducted into the Upsilon Sigma Honor Society, and all faculty and students engage in an active events calendar.  For more information about the program, please visit www.urbanstudies.pitt.edu. The Law, Criminal Justice, and Society (LCJS) major examines the workings of the criminal justice system in the broader context of society and the legal system. Having launched in the Fall of 2021, the LCJS undergraduate program has grown to 320 majors across the College of General Studies (CGS) and the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences (DSAS). To learn more about the LCJS program, start here (https://www.cgs.pitt.edu/lcjs-ba). 

 

Pittsburgh is consistently ranked one of the most livable cities in America, and the University has a commitment to providing world-class research and computing facilities. Our proximity to other highly active research communities (including Carnegie Mellon University, which is just across the street) and commitment to community-engaged scholarship also make Pitt an exciting and engaging place to work.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

Salary is competitive.

Review of applications will begin  Soro November 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages addressed to the Joint URBNST-LCJS TAP Search Committee that summarizes your qualifications for the position and as needed, provides additional relevant information not solicited by other application requirements.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Teaching statement.
  • A description of how your teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
  • Sample syllabi for two courses and some sample assignments or assignment sequences
  • Student evaluations for three classes (if available).
  • Contact information (full name, title, and email) for the three people providing reference letters for you. Your writers should email their letters directly to Nicole Troy (nit72@pitt.edu).

Questions can be directed to Dr. Wes Hiers, Director of Law, Criminal Justice, & Society, at wjh16@pitt.edu.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

  • Assignment Category: Full-time regular
  • Campus Pittsburgh
  • Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Teaching Evaluations, and others (see posting for additional details)

 1) Diversity Statement (required) 2) Three names of references

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

neurontin us Assignment Category Full-time regular

Campus Pittsburgh

Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Teaching Evaluations, Sample Syllabi, Other (see posting for additional details)

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