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Professorship: scholar of critical/comparative ethnic studies in the long 19th century, a joint English-African American Studies department hire.


Penn State University. The professorship will start on August 2019.


The Departments of English and African American Studies invite applications for a tenure-line, jointly appointed position . This is an open-rank search that is part of a cluster hire within the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. Applicants will have a Ph.D. (must be completed by time of appointment) in a relevant discipline or field of critical/comparative ethnic studies in the long 19th century and a strong research and teaching portfolio, with diasporic approaches welcome. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Information about the department can be found here.


Interested candidates must submit an online application, and should include as attachments a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, and your current curriculum vita. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Karen Davis directly at Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Aldon Nielsen, Search Committee Chair, at Initial interviews will be conducted electronically, followed by in-person interviews at the MLA conference.
NB: the department is also opening a position in PHILOSOPHY and in POLITICAL SCIENCE. Check here for details.

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