Tenured/Tenure-Track Position in Asian American Literature and Culture

The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in the area of Asian American literature and culture. This search is open to outstanding applicants at all career stages, and the search committee particularly encourages candidates seeking appointments at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests include one or more of the following areas: comparative race, environmental humanities, Indigenous and Pacific studies, performance studies, pre-1900/early Americas, South and Southeast Asia, and transnational Asias. The position entails teaching two courses per semester; one graduate and three undergraduate courses are taught in a typical year.

This hire is part of a multi-department, multi-position initiative in Asian American studies. In addition to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of English, the candidate is expected to play an active role in the University’s Asian American Studies Program (https://asam.sas.upenn.edu/).

All applicants should submit the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/94744: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a writing sample (20-25 pages), and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants to the rank of assistant professor should also submit a 2-3 page dissertation or book abstract. 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.

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