Pennsylvania State University — Assistant Teaching Professor, Humanities (Interdisciplinary)

Assistant Teaching Professor, Humanities (Interdisciplinary)

Penn State University's Abington College seeks an innovative, interdisciplinary faculty member to join our Division of Arts & Humanities. The position begins Fall 2019, and is full-time (typically four courses per semester). This is a fixed-term, potentially renewable 36-week faculty contract. The successful candidate for this position will be able to teach an interdisciplinary range of courses centering on diversity, gender, sexuality, and cultural identity in the contemporary US. In order to be considered, candidates must have already completed a PhD relevant to these areas. Experience teaching international students and other English-language learners is also required. Candidates from underrepresented groups within the academy are particularly encouraged to apply. Located roughly 15 miles north of vibrant and diverse Philadelphia, Abington College is a minority-majority institution serving a racially and ethnically diverse student body of nearly 4,000 undergraduates, including a significant proportion of first-generation, nontraditional, international, and multilingual students. Abington College offers 19 baccalaureate degrees on our campus, and the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors that can be completed at other campuses. The campus has the atmosphere and advantages of a small college teaching environment, while also offering the resources of a major research university, including travel funding, professional development, and other faculty supports. As an institution, Abington College has a mission to create high-impact educational experiences that lead to profound personal transformation and broader social change. This is a place where your teaching and campus service can have a strong impact, and where you will find a collegial atmosphere of scholar-teachers who are genuinely excited to make a difference in the lives of our students. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to developing and maintaining an innovative, engaging, and student-centered curriculum that is responsive to the needs of diverse students in a major metropolitan area.

Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2019. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching statement that specifically addresses how your teaching would be a good fit for our campus, and the names and contact information of three references who will write letters of support when asked. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. If you have questions about this position, contact Dr. Pierce Salguero,, chair of the search committee. For more information about the college, visit our website at:

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