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Assistant Professor in Global Cultural Studies

About the University:

Point Park University, a private coeducational institution located in downtown Pittsburgh, has an enrollment of approximately 4000 full-time and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations.  Founded in 1960 as Point Park College, it is known for providing its students with an experience that combines the liberal arts with career education.  The University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees through its four academic schools.  To learn more about Point Park University visit its web page at www.pointpark.edu.


The Position:

The Global Cultural Studies Program at Point Park University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor.  We are looking for a candidate with strengths in political theory and/or critical media/cultural theory and first-hand research experience on issues of global concern.  Ph.D. and prior teaching experience are required.  Additional consideration will be given to applicants with proficiency in a foreign language. 

Duties will include: teaching undergraduate courses within the Global Cultural Studies major and the interdisciplinary Department of Humanities and Human Sciences, contributing to the ongoing development of our curriculum and international learning sites, engaging in scholarship and professional development, and serving department needs through activities such as advising students and university governance.

Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology or political economy, a strong background in theory, experience as an effective and dynamic instructor, an established record of scholarship, and an interest in expanding the Global Cultural Studies curriculum and promoting its goals.


Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Robert Fessler, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222.  Electronic submission of materials in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.docx) form is required; files may be sent as email attachments to artsandsciences@pointpark.edu.  Please note that the subject line of the email should state the position for which you are applying. The application deadline is December 1, 2011.


Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.