Assistant Professor in Sexuality/Gender/Queer Studies

University of Pennsylvania

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: December 10, 2019


The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in sexuality, gender, and/or queer studies, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the social sciences and humanities. We are interested in exceptional scholars who take innovative, pioneering approaches to such areas of inquiry as the historical and sociological study of how sexuality and LGBTQ cultures have been represented and appropriated in science, technology, and medicine; black queer theory and/or gender and sexuality studies with a regional focus on the Caribbean and/or South America; queer, queer-of-color, and trans theories/studies; and the history of sexuality (any geographic focus) as it engages with issues pertaining to genders, races, and transnational topics. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: History and Sociology of Science, Africana Studies, or History. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of sexuality, gender, and/or queer studies. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within this overarching theme. The successful candidate will teach courses in their home department as well as for the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how they fit into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin 10 December, and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty. For more information, see here. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. We encourage applications from scholars who are queer, non-binary, minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and/or protected veterans.

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Posted: November 05, 2019