Following on our recent interview with Pittsburgh’s Diego Olstein for the Global History Forum, here’s a recent advertisement for an Endowed Chair at Pitt:
The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History. The appointment will begin with the fall term 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, pending budgetary approval. Geographical and chronological concentration open. We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to our strengths in transnational, macro regional, and world history, to one or more of our thematic fields and to the activities of the World History Center.
We favor candidates with a record of creative scholarly collaboration as well as outstanding individual productivity. We also seek excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants should be committed to advancing the research profile and reputation of the department. We welcome applications from full professors and advanced associate professors.
If this sounds compelling, submit a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to Pittburgh’s internal application system no later than 15 September 2015. Questions about the position are best directed to Professor George Reid Andrews.