Job Description Summary:
The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in North American history, 1770-1850, broadly construed to include transnational approaches. Ability to teach courses on the period of the U.S. Constitution and Early Republic expected. The candidate will participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/896 . Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample approximately 7500 words in length, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website. If the writing sample is part of a dissertation or other major project, include an abstract explaining the sample's relationship to the larger work. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Denver.
The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full-Time, Tenure Track
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).