Assistant Professor in Education, Culture, and Society

University of Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 18, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Division of Education, Culture and Society.  We are looking for an anthropologist or a scholar in the social contexts of education who has conducted long-term ethnographic research on educational processes and settings, either inside or outside schools.  The successful candidate will be broadly trained in social theory and will have made or have promise to make conceptual as well as empirical contributions to educational scholarship.  We are seeking someone who conducts comparative research or research on transnational processes. The ideal candidate would have an interest in teaching masters and doctoral courses in social theory, anthropology and education, and ethnographic research methods.  We seek a highly promising early career scholar with a strong commitment to research, publishing, and graduate teaching and mentoring.  Successful candidates will have their Ph.D. degrees in hand by June 2015.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014, and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. Please apply online at submitting a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, and reprints of publications and relevant manuscripts with your application. Please address all correspondence to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Division of  Education, Culture, and Society. 

In order to be considered, letters from three references should be forwarded to:
Chair, Search Committee in Education, Culture, and Society
c/o Ms. Elizabeth Deane
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104-6216.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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