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Assistant Professor of American Literature, Race, and Ethnic Studies
Penn State Harrisburg

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of American Literature, Race, and Ethnic Studies
University Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA, United States
Department School of Humanities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
    Literature - General
    American Studies

Assistant Professor of American Literature, Race, and Ethnic Studies

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature, Race, and Ethnic Studies to start August 2021.

  • Teach a 3-3 load of a range of courses including introductory literature courses, 200-level courses covering significant American time periods and literary theory, and 400-level courses focusing on genres and special topics, including courses cross-listed with American Studies
  • Publish scholarly research on a regular basis and engage in professional development and outreach
  • Advise students in the major
  • Engage in service activities for the school, college, university, profession, and community

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in English or a related field with a specialty in American literature (degree must be completed before hire)
  • Expertise in the subjects of race and ethnicity
  • Experience teaching courses in American literature
  • A record of published, peer-reviewed scholarship and a clear research trajectory in American literature, race, and ethnic studies

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses
  • Experience with advising and mentoring


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter that includes a brief teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for at least three references

Additional Information

The School of Humanities offers a Bachelor of Humanities in English, among other undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in Communications and American Studies. For information on Penn State Harrisburg and the English program please visit our websites at and Learn more about our course offerings in English 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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