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Position Description: The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in nineteenth-century British literature. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester; salary and benefits will be competitive. Applications include a letter of application, CV, writing sample (max. 7500 words), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 26, 2012. 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).