University of Pennsylvania English Department Assistant Professor in Literature and Science before 1900

University of Pennsylvania
Literature and Science, Pre-1900

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in literature and science before 1900. Conferral of Ph.D. by July 1, 2016 is expected. All applicants working in the medieval, early modern, long eighteenth-century, Romantic, and Victorian periods will be considered; transatlantic and global perspectives are also welcome. We are especially interested in applicants who work across traditional period boundaries and are conversant with recent theoretical debates in science studies. Research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, medicine, race and anthropology, technology and information, natural philosophy, animal studies, and the environment.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at a cover letter, a two-page dissertation or book abstract, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin October 26th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The Department of English is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.