University of Pennsylvania — Associate / Full Professor, African American Literary and Cultural Studies

The English Department invites applications for a tenured position at the associate or full professor rank in the field of African American literary and cultural studies.  We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in issues of gender and sexuality.  We welcome applications from all candidates with substantial records of publication and teaching in the field.  The normal teaching load in our Department is two courses per semester.

Applicants should submit materials online at and include  a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (max. 7500 words).  Applications will be reviewed starting on October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating 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.