The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in digital humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace the humanistic social sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who make innovative, pioneering use of digital technologies to study textual, geographic, aural, visual, or spatial aspects of the humanities.  The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments in the humanities or the humanistic social sciences:  Classical Studies, English, German, Music, or Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.   Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.   This appointment will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the digital humanities, a cluster meant to support the newly established Price Lab for the Digital Humanities.  The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of digital 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 on-line at 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, links to no more than three journal publications, 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 November 3, 2016, 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 (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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