Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Harrisburg
School of Humanities


Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies, for a program that offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Program seeks candidates with research areas in Gender Studies and American Studies. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Gender and Culture and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Women and the American Experience, American Masculinities, and Introduction to American Studies. At least one additional field of research (race and ethnicity, sexuality, literature, disability studies, science and technology, popular, media, and/or visual culture) is required. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies evidenced by scholarly productivity, and a commitment to university service and public outreach; advising and mentoring experience preferred. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; doctoral degrees in English, History, Ethnic Studies, and other closely related fields will be considered. Doctoral degree must be in hand by time of application. For additional information about the American Studies program, see Campus Information: Penn State Harrisburg is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of The Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Harrisburg’s expanding and multicultural campus is located in Middletown, PA and is a student-centered campus of approximately 5,000 students and is located in Pennsylvania’s state capital region near the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. It is within a two- to three-hour drive to metropolitan areas such as Baltimore (MD), Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia (PA). Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of courses taught, a list of at least three references with contact information (phone, email), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088