English Associate or Full Professor in African American Literary and Cultural Studies University of Pennsylvania , Department of Humanities/ History/ Philosophy United States

Position Information


Position Title English Associate or Full Professor in African American Literary and Cultural Studies

Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

Associate or Full Professor of English

The English Department invites applications for a tenured position at the associate or full professor rank in the field of African American literary and cultural studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in issues of gender and sexuality. We welcome applications from all candidates with substantial records of publication and teaching in the field. The normal teaching load in our Department is two courses per semester.


Applicants should submit materials online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/948 and include a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (max. 7500 words). Applications will be reviewed starting on October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of English is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Position Posting Date 09/15/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1274

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


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