The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in either the Department of Anthropology or the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This will be the first in a cluster of appointments (in other departments across the School of Arts and Sciences) in various aspects of the environmental humanities, all of which are meant to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in helping such a program to grow, and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
Applications should be submitted here and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin October 3, 2017, 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 Click here for more information. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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The department has maintained active undergraduate and graduate programs. We have approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 140 graduate students. Our majors have moved successfully into a wide range of professions and the holders of its postgraduate degrees have distinguished themselves by their own contributions to scholarship and service.
The department of anthropology has a threefold miss...ion: 1) to conceive and maintain teaching programs for both undergraduates and graduates that reflect the current state of anthropology and its relationship to other disciplines and contemporary society; 2) to conduct research that enlarges and clarifies our understanding of the human career and cultural diversity; 3) to disseminate the knowledge gained by this research through publication and other forms of communication.
Eight of our 17 standing faculty are jointly appointed as Museum Research Curators. In addition, we have been able to take advantage of the presence of anthropologists (and those in cognate disciplines) in other departments. The graduate group in Anthropology has been enhanced by the inclusion of 18 such individuals. Finally, our adjunct and visiting faculty also play an important role in teaching and research.