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Assistant Professor of American Studies, Tenure-Track

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Harrisburg

Job Title: Assistant Professor of American Studies, Tenure-Track
Job Location: Middletown , PA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Social & behavioral sciences
Humanities: Languages & literature
Date Posted: 2017-10-09
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description


Assistant Professor of American Studies, Tenure-Track

Penn State Harrisburg

The American Studies program at Penn State Harrisburg invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies, with specializations in material culture and folklife, and ethnographic methods in the study of folklore. This position will commence in August of 2018.

The American Studies program offers the BA, MA, and PhD degrees in American Studies, an integrated BNMA program for academically superior students, and two graduate certificates in folklore and ethnography and in heritage and museum studies. In addition, the program manages two academic centers: the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Students, and the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore.

Teaching assignments may include core graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies, as well as courses supporting the folklore and ethnography certificate.


Job Requirements


A Ph.D. in American Studies, folklore/folklife, history, or a related field is required.

Desirable secondary fields include digital humanities, history, and transnational studies, with a strong preference for digital humanities experience.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

To be considered, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, and contact information for three references. Any supplemental materials the candidate would like to submit regarding teaching, including syllabi, teaching philosophy, and course evaluations should be mailed to: ATTN: Assistant Professor of American Studies Search Committee#, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, W351 Olmsted Building, Middletown, PA 17057. Questions regarding the search can be emailed to Anthony Bak Buccitelli at abb20@psu.edu.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/74998

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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