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Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature and Culture

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
Philadelphia, PA

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature and Culture

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Sep 1, 2021
Description:

The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in any area of medieval literature and culture, 800-1500. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests include one or more of the following: race, class, globality, multilingualism, gender, sexuality, embodiment, environment and animal lives, material texts and paleography. Penn medievalists work interdisciplinarily across campus: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/global-medieval-studies/

The position entails teaching two courses per semester; one graduate and three undergraduate courses are taught in a typical year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022; the Ph.D. is expected by that date. The search committee encourages applications from both recent graduates and early stage assistant professors.

Applicants should submit the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/93609: a cover letter, a two-page dissertation or book abstract, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted over Zoom.

The Department values a culturally diverse intellectual community and is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence. (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.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
United States
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