University of Pennsylvania — Tenured / Tenure-Track Position, Africana Studies

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

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.

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