Job Posting: Assistant Professor at GSPIA at University of Pittsburgh

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the assistant professor level in the field of public and nonprofit management. The position will begin in August 2022.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in public affairs, public policy, public administration, political science, economics, philanthropic studies, sociology, psychology, public health, or a related field by the time of the appointment. A promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. The successful candidate will have the capacity to contribute to GSPIA’s teaching in public and nonprofit management as well as the core courses in the Masters of Public Administration degree program. Courses will be primarily at the Master’s level.

While expertise in public and nonprofit management is required, we seek candidates with interdisciplinary interests and whose research and teaching complement the existing strengths of the School, complement GSPIA’s community engagement efforts, and illustrate adaptability to the changing environment in which nonprofit organizations find themselves. Potential areas of focus within this broader topical area include leadership, social entrepreneurship, collaborative governance, co-production and cross-sector collaboration, financial management, organizational resilience, and philanthropy, though this list is by no means exhaustive. Prospective faculty could apply these interests in the domestic and/or international context.  Additional international-specific issues of focus could, for example, include microfinance and international NGO advocacy.  We especially welcome those whose research is of relevance to underrepresented and marginalized communities in the United States and abroad.

Scholars with quantitative and/or qualitative methodological expertise are welcome—including those using mixed methods approaches—as are those who can teach relevant methods courses at the Master’s level and above.

GSPIA is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school focused on training future practitioners for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. GSPIA is home to several research centers that serve as points of outreach and intersection for faculty within our school, at Pitt, and externally. These include the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, the Center for Governance and Markets, the Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation, and more. Additionally, GSPIA faculty are connected broadly with colleagues and schools at the University of Pittsburgh, including the University Center for Social and Urban Research, PittCyber, the University Center for International Studies, and more. In addition, GSPIA also has a presence at the Pitt Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

GSPIA’s students, staff, and faculty are committed to making significant contributions to society through public service.  We are committed to helping realize the vision of a more equitable and inclusive society. We embrace the diversity of experience of all members of our community, including those arising from differences of race, gender and gender identity, ethnicity, abilities/disabilities, age, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, geographic region, migrant/immigrant/refugee status, and veteran status. Our goal is a diverse, cosmopolitan community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement will contribute to advancing this goal. Applicants are encouraged to address these issues in their application materials.

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter must address three areas: (1) research interests, (2) teaching interests and experience, and (3) experience with or plans to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, service, and community engagement. Letters of recommendation should be sent to Kaytlynn Pierra at Applications must be submitted by 10/27/2021 to receive full consideration, but the portal will remain open. Questions about the application process may be directed to Kaytlynn Pierra ( Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gary E. Hollibaugh, Jr. ( The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets 

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