Tenure-Track Faculty Cluster (Multiple Positions)

Tenure-Track Faculty Cluster (Multiple Positions)

Penn State Abington is pleased to announce a cluster hiring initiative focused on teaching and research in the area of equity and diversity. For fall 2023, we are seeking to appoint at least three tenure-track faculty that will expand our curricular offerings, support our degree program in Race and Ethnic Studies, and strengthen the campus' efforts to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies. We are inviting applications from scholar-teachers in the following four research and teaching areas:


  • American Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, or Writing Studies
  • Latina/o Studies or African-American Studies
  • History, with specialization in modern (post-1800) Africa, the Middle East, or Latin America/the Caribbean
  • South Asian Religious Studies


Applicants should apply to the area that matches their interests and expertise and for which they would like to be considered. Applicants should indicate their selection in their cover letter.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in American Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Writing Studies, or a related discipline by the appointment start date. College-level teaching experience and expertise in one of the listed areas of research and teaching is expected.

Responsibilities: Successful candidates will teach 9 credits/semester, pursue an active research agenda, and contribute to the department, college, university, and profession through service. 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, and to 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.

For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, a cv that includes names and contact information for three references, and a DEI statement. Review of applications will begin November 10 and continue until the positions are filled.

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: www.abington.psu.edu.

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 https://www.visitphilly.com/.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Abington/Tenure-Track-Faculty-Cluster--Multiple-Positions-_REQ_0000036855

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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