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Africana Studies Tenured/Tenure-track Position in West African History, pre-colonial to late 19th century

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Position Title Africana Studies Tenured/Tenure-track Position in West African History, pre-colonial to late 19th century
Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy
Position Description

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a historian of West Africa at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of superb scholarship and outstanding teaching and will join a department distinguished by a clear commitment to global black studies as an interdisciplinary endeavor.

Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1192. Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Applications for an Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Africana Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (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/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Posting Date 08/02/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 1337
Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement/Research Proposals
Optional Documents