Assistant or Associate Professor of African American History

Assistant or Associate Professor of African American History

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Aug 16, 2022

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a position in African American history at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (with tenure). The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of History. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with a record of innovative research in African American history. Temporally, applicants may specialize in any period(s) from the Civil War era to the recent past. All candidates should have publications appropriate to rank, and a deep commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications should include a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, CV, and a writing sample no longer than 20 pages. Candidates for appointment at the rank of assistant professor should also submit names of three references. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation as needed through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, and continue until position is filled or search is closed.

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, and to creating a more diverse faculty; for more information, see: . The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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