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Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies
Penn State Harrisburg

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies
University Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • American Studies
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
    Women's Studies

Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies, for a program that offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Program seeks candidates with research areas in Gender Studies and American Studies. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Gender and Culture and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Women and the American Experience, American Masculinities, and Introduction to American Studies. At least one additional field of research (race and ethnicity, sexuality, literature, disability studies, science and technology, popular, media, and/or visual culture) is required. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies evidenced by scholarly productivity, and a commitment to university service and public outreach; advising and mentoring experience preferred. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; doctoral degrees in English, History, Ethnic Studies, and other closely related fields will be considered. Doctoral degree must be in hand by time of application. For additional information about the American Studies program, see

Campus Information: Penn State Harrisburg is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of The Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Harrisburg's expanding and multicultural campus is located in Middletown, PA and is a student-centered campus of approximately 5,000 students and is located in Pennsylvania's state capital region near the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. It is within a two- to three-hour drive to metropolitan areas such as Baltimore (MD), Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia (PA). Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of courses taught, a list of at least three references with contact information (phone, email), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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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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