Penn State Altoona invites applicants for a tenure-line Assistant Professorship in African American Studies/History, to begin Fall 2022 (or thereafter, as agreed upon). The successful candidate, whose tenure home will be History, will teach courses in African American History as well as introductory courses in African American Studies. Duties may also include teaching cross-listed courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, other related areas of humanities and/or Communication Arts & Sciences, as deemed appropriate. Faculty are also expected to engage in collaborative and/or community research and perform/participate in relevant service activities.

Requirements: Ph.D. in History, African American Studies, or a related field by the start date.

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes three references, a teaching philosophy, and recent student teaching evaluations combined into a single PDF document. For full job description and to apply, please go to

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Date posted: October 19, 2021