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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pennsylvania State University Position in Black Feminist Thought and Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies

Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a position in Black Feminist Thought and Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies. The position will be at the associate professor or professor level. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with an associate professor or professor appointment at a major research university. Applications should be received by November 15, 2013.

While they seek to hire an established scholar in the areas indicated above, they will consider applications from other disciplines in the broader field of African American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, including cultural and social anthropology, political economy, sociology, history, philosophy, and cultural geography. They particularly welcome applications from scholars with demonstrable expertise in the digital humanities. The new faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in both African-American Studies and Women's Studies and contribute to the dual-title graduate degree programs. The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in fall 2014. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically to: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. The on-line application must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, AFAM Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by November 15, 2013 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. For additional information contact Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.