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Assistant Professor of American Studies, Tenure-Track
Penn State Harrisburg

  • Oct. 10, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of American Studies, Tenure-Track
  • American Studies
  • Penn State Harrisburg
    Middletown, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • August 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • American Studies
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Assistant Professor of American Studies, Tenure-Track

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.

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

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

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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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