Tenured Professor of Early North American History/Director of the McNeil Center for Early Ameri...

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Tenured Professor of Early North American History/Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Aug 13, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania seeks an accomplished senior scholar and administrator to assume the Directorship of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. The McNeil Center is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who study the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850.

The Director must possess a proven ability to mentor pre- and postdoctoral fellows, to oversee a robust schedule of seminars and conferences, to supervise staff, manage a budget, and fundraise effectively. The Director will also serve as one of the editors of the Penn Press series in Early American Studies. She or he will hold an appointment as a tenured faculty member in the History Department and usually will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course in colonial and early North American History each semester.

The successful candidate will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching. We seek candidates committed to enhancing the History Department and to sustaining and developing the McNeil Center as a premier scholarly institution.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, and research and teaching statements. The department will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 8/14/2019
Application Due: 10/13/2019
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