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Assistant Professor (Multiple)

Penn State University Park

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Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor (Multiple)

Penn State Abington is pleased to announce a cluster hiring initiative that aims to contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community of scholars and teachers. For fall 2022, we are seeking to appoint three to five tenure-track faculty that will expand our curricular offerings in areas related to diversity as well as support university-wide efforts to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies.

They will teach 9 credits/semester, pursue an active research agenda, and contribute to the department, college, university, and profession through service. Areas of research and teaching may include African American and/or Latina/o Studies as well as interdisciplinary approaches such as Global and Transnational Studies, Latin American Studies, Health Humanities, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Digital Humanities. Responsibilities may also entail teaching courses in the writing program, including introductory courses in rhetoric and composition. Successful candidates will be expected to work effectively with a diversity of students that represent a range of backgrounds and social identities, including those with varying levels of academic preparation as well as demonstrate a commitment to innovative, engaging, and student-centered learning and teaching that is responsive to the needs of diverse students in a major metropolitan area.

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African American Studies, Latin American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Health Humanities, Writing Studies, or a related discipline by the appointment start date.

Abington College is one of 20+ campuses in the Pennsylvania State University system. The college serves a racially and ethnically diverse student body of nearly 3,500 undergraduates, including a significant proportion of first-generation, nontraditional, and international students. For more information about the college, visit our website at:

Abington College is located on 45 wooded acres in suburban Philadelphia and just 15 miles north of Center City. With a population of more than 1.5 million, Philadelphia is the region's economic and educational hub and home to many historical and cultural attractions and organizations. The campus is connected to the city by public transportation. For more information about Philadelphia, visit

This appointment is contingent on the successful completion of standard background checks.

Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes names and contact information for three references, a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, online at (

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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