Assistant Professor and Director, Interdisciplinary Studies

Thomas Jefferson University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Humanities, American Studies, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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STATUS: Full-time, 9-months, tenure-track

DEPARTMENT: College of Humanities and Sciences

EXPECTED START DATE: August 22, 2022


In addition to the educational requirements specified, the ideal candidate will have a record of scholarship in the candidate’s field(s) of expertise as well as a strong research plan for future scholarship appropriate for appointment to the Tenure Track. Experience teaching full-time at the University level is preferred, with an emphasis on engaged and active pedagogy. Candidates with training in explicitly interdisciplinary fields are strongly preferred.


Candidate must have a research doctorate or a foreign equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree with expertise in interdisciplinary studies, preferably in American Studies. Specializations in Asian American or Latinx American Studies are especially invited. Additional expertise in an area related to one of the major’s 4 concentration areas (Sustainability and Environmental Studies; Diversity Studies; Global Studies; Health and Society) is desirable. The successful candidate will also have experience teaching at the college level; strong organizational skills, aptitude and desire to engage in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Experience in an administrative position in an academic program is a plus.


The successful candidate will serve as Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and as the Program Director of the College’s new Interdisciplinary Studies major. The successful candidate will teach the three core Interdisciplinary Studies courses within the major, as well as general education courses in relevant subject areas and/or relevant courses in the College of Humanities and Science’s other majors. The standard teaching load is 9 credits per semester with potential reductions for administrative roles.


A review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, interested applicants must complete the Faculty Employment Application found at, and must submit as single pdf to an application containing a 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research interests, 5) a diversity statement, and 7) the contact information of (3) professional references addressed to Dr. Barbara Kimmelman, Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) – East Falls Campus founded in 1884, is a fully accredited, private university with 4,000 part- and full-time students from 38 states and 42 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and OTD). The University offers career-oriented education that blends liberal and professional studies in a way that enables students to grow as individuals and as highly skilled designers, business leaders, architects, health care professionals and scientists. Visit for more information.

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Conditions of Employment

COVID Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson’s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

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