Assistant Professor of Asian American History

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Assistant Professor of Asian American History
School of Arts and Sciences - History

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 15, 2021

The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Asian American history. This hire is part of a multi-department, multi-position initiative in Asian American Studies. We especially encourage applications from candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following: diaspora and empire; a history of postwar migration from Asian countries; and/or Asian American experience in a multiracial context. The successful candidate for this position will present strong evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and is expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by the start date (July 1, 2022). In addition to contributing to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and mentorship in the Department of History, the new faculty member is expected to play an active role in the Penn Asian American Studies Program ( ).

Interested candidates should apply online at . Submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 27, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Eiichiro Azuma at .

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: ). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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