Assistant Professor in the History of Sexuality

Assistant Professor in the History of Sexuality
School of Arts and Sciences - History

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

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of sexuality at the assistant professor rank. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of History and will be centrally involved in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in History and the GSWS Program, with the normal course load being two courses per semester.

We welcome candidates working in the post-1800 period on any geographical and topical area. We seek applicants who embrace innovative methods and critical perspectives on sexuality; engage with questions of race, ethnicity, empire, and colonialism; take interdisciplinary approaches; and/or study global/transnational materials. This position is part of a cluster of appointments in sexuality, gender, and/or queer studies, and candidates should have a strong interest in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies in this broad area of inquiry. The PhD is expected at the time of the appointment (July 1, 2022).

Applicants should submit their materials online at and include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (article or dissertation chapter), a teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: ). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from women, BIPOC scholars, LGBTQ scholars, scholars with disabilities, and/or protected veterans.

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