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Antioch College (USA: OH) - Latin American HistoryEdit

  • Antioch College is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment in Latin American History beginning September 1, 2015. 
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Cultural Studies, or related discipline.
  • The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Latin American history and a range of upper-level history courses. The preferred candidate would also have the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses associated with literature and/or philosophy.
  • Antioch College also welcomes applicants with vast professional experience in the field, from outside higher education.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts as PDF attachments to Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. Course evaluations and official transcripts will be required of finalists. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to History Faculty Search, c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387.
  • Applications will be reviewed as received. Deadline for submission of materials is 16 Jan. 2015.
    • Has anyone heard anything about this one? There were lots of job openings for the school, but I have not seen the other jobs get updated. 
    • Invitation for phone interview 2/11
    • Above contact person claims the search is still open.
    • Received pleasant rejection letter. (6/9)

Boston University (USA: MA) - Latin American StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship, area of specialization 'Latin American Development'
  • 'pending Provost approval'
  • The school has a strong preference for a scholar who specializes in South America, particularly Brazil, with a focus on environment, public health, and/or human development. We welcome applications from all relevant disciplines, including environmental studies, development studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, public health, and international affairs.
  • DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE - Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, samples of written work, teaching and research statements, and three current letters of recommendation electronically at
  • Deadline 1 Oct. 2014.
  • Any news on this position? Was it filled? Was it canceled? '
  • Position has been filled. 

Bucknell University (USA: PA)- Latin American StudiesEdit

  • Open Rank, full consideration for junior and senior candidates
  • Open specialty within Latin American Studies
  • Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have a specialization in one or more of the following: political/economic/historical perspectives on Latin America, Brazil, Afro-Latin American cultures, social movements, sub-regional studies.
  • Required: cover letter, teaching portfolio, research portfolio, writing sample, CV, and references
  • Review begins Oct. 15.  Job link:
    • Received email request for video interview on Oct. 30 (x2)
    • Received invitation to campus interview by email on Nov. 11 (x2)
    • Any further news? (Dec. 19)
    • Heard a rumor that there will be no decision until after the New Year. Suspect that they've offered it to a senior candidate and are currently negotiating.
    • Offer was made and accepted.

California State University - Los Angeles (USA: CA) - Assoc. of Full Prof. - Director of Latin American StudiesEdit

  • Tenure-Track, Associate or Full Professor, Director Of Latin American Studies
  • A Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Modern Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, or other related field from an accredited institution. A successful candidate must provide evidence of effective administrative leadership for appointment to Director of an interdisciplinary program and have a record of scholarship and teaching that merits appointment at the level of tenured associate or full professor. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic environment.
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic employment form, a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), a plan of proposed research activities (2-3 pages), and a vision statement for this interdisciplinary program (2 pages). Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to: Faculty Position-Director of Latin American Studies, Attn: Betania Santos, Office Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8220.
    • For full consideration, postmark: 31 Oct. 2014. [Deadline seems to have been extended, now says 17 November 2014.]

City College of New York (USA: NY) - Caribbean StudiesEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with research and teaching interests in Caribbean Studies.
  • The position is open to all historical periods.
  • The program is interdisciplinary and welcomes applicants using comparative approaches in their research such as Comparative Ethnic Studies, Afro-Atlantic, Afro-Latin, and/or Hemispheric American Studies.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level required.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically and should include CV, one sample of scholarly or creative work, and teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy). Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted to Additional materials may be requested.
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014
    • Job link:
    • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
    • Has anyone heard anything about this position?
    • 1/31 - Haven't heard anything here. I believe the Spring semester just started at City, but I'm not sure if that affected application review deadlines. I guess we'll have to wait and see. 
    • 2/15 - Any news?
    • 2/24 - No news here.

City University of New York - La Guardia Community College (USA:NY) - Latin American, Caribbean, and World HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History with teaching experience and a specialty in Latin American and Caribbean history
  • Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by August, 2015.
  • The successful candidate will teach the Survey of Latin American and Caribbean History course as well as introductory courses in World History to 1500 and World History from 1500 to the Present.
  • Previously opened as Job ID# 14012
  • Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2014.
  • Invited for an interview 1/7 (Skype or in person depending on proximity) (x2).
  • Did campus visit invitations go out? Thanks.
  • 2/4 - Yes, campus visit invitations wen out. The visits began the week of Jan. 25th. 
  • Campus visits weren't "real" campus visits. There will be another round. Timeline uncertain.

Coastal Carolina University (USA:SC) Latin American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Latin American History. 
  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a foreign equivalent degree and one year experience teaching Latin American History or related courses.
  • Teaching Load: 7 classes/12 month academic year
  • Applicants must apply online at  A complete set of applications materials must include an online application, letter of application that outlines teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three references with contact information; and three letters of recommendation. 
  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2015.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
    • Did anyone see where to send recommendations? I just went through the online application. I saw a place to put the phone number for my recommendations, but not the email addresses.
    • Per an email reply from Human Resources, "You may have the letters forwarded from Interfolio to" (12/26)
    • Anyone know if this is an additional TT job in this field in the dept. or is it to replace the current Latin Americanist?
    • Received an email from HR office asking if I was still interested in the job. The message said that they have done multiple searches this semester, and that's why there has been the delay. - 3/20x2
    • i got that email 3/13, but still no interviews scheduled, anyone heard of interviews happening?
    • Received email this morning to arrange phone interview - 3/25 x 2
    • I did too, but when I told them the time slot I picked from their list of availability, they never confirmed it. It's supposed to be Tuesday...did anyone else get a confirmation of their interview after they replied? I sent two emails, no replies.
    • Yes, same here--no reply. 
    • Received email confirming interview time 3/29
    • Curious....Are the interviewees modernists or colonialists?
    • Any news after phone interviews?
    • Nothing yet. Anyone? 
    • campus interviews being held 4/30-5/7

Fairleigh Dickinson University (USA:NJ) - [Non-TT; renewable lectureship]Edit

  • Annually renewable lectureship in Latin American History to begin Fall 2015
  •  We seek someone with a Ph.D. in history whose specialization is ideally in the Colonial/Early Modern Era, can run the newly created Latin American Studies Minor, and with fluency in Spanish can teach some freshmen introductory language courses and/or conversational practicum
  • Applicants for the current position must hold a Ph.D. in Latin American History. ABDs will be considered, but must show evidence that the Ph.D. will be in hand by time of appointment.
  • Interested candidates can learn more about and apply for this position through the University’s Web site ( by clicking on the Employment link at the bottom of the page.
  • Deadline: 11 Mar. 2015

Goucher College (USA:MD) (pref gender/women/sexuality)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • We’re looking for faculty who can teach dynamic introductory and upper-division courses in Latin American history. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in women, gender, and/or sexuality.
  • Please submit the following application materials online:  CV, Cover letter, A statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Three letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be forwarded separately to:  Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD, 21204-2794.   (Alternatively, PDF versions of the recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at 
  • Deadline: 4 Dec. 2015.
  • Received request to interview at AHA by email. 12-12 (x2)
  • Have campus invitations gone out? (1/21)
    • I haven't heard anything. If they did, haven't heard a no...yet (x3)
  • Request for campus interview 1/12
    • 4 candidates invited to interview (Peru, Argentina, Mexico x2)
  • Aww :(    (x2)
  • Received rejection email 4/29

Hood College (USA: MD) - Non-Western HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history, with a speciality in Non-Western history, to start August 2015.
  • See full posting on the World/Global History 2014-15 page.
  • Phone interview invitation 3/13/15.
  • Candidates invited to campus (3/30)
  • Offer accepted (4/24)

Keele University (UK) - Research Lectureship Edit

  • Research Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Latin American History
  • These permanent posts provide an exciting and unique opportunity for individuals to progress quickly to senior lectureships following successful probation. We will provide significant professional and financial support towards your successful research and teaching career. This programme will give you the opportunity to enhance your research expertise and hone your skills as an educator. The University is committed to ensuring that you are encouraged to do this by limiting teaching time to 50% of the School norm throughout your first three years. In addition, a generous personal research budget of £3,000 per annum will be allocated for the first three years of your employment.
  • To apply please visit and search for ... vacancy number 2999BR
  • Deadline: 19 Feb. 2015

Keene State College (USA: NH)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latin American History, period open, to begin August 2015.
  • A subfield in African Atlantic World and/or African Diaspora in any period is preferred.
  • Teaching Load: six 4-credit courses/year "As part of regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, all faculty members are expected to teach courses that serve both their department and the Integrative Studies Program (general education)."
  • Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in Latin American history, period open, by August 1, 2015; college or university level teaching experience; interest in teaching and mentoring students at a public liberal arts college; and evidence of scholarship in the field. Additional Desirable Qualifications: Sub-field in African Atlantic World and/or African Diaspora.
  • Application: Apply online at:
  • Applications should be prepared to upload the following documents: Letter of application, CV, and three current letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 17 Nov. 2014  "Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled."
    • November 3: Rejection letter from Human Resources. It seems that they are doing the first cut before the deadline! (x3)
    • So do you think there's any point of submitting an application now, before the deadline? Since no one's mentioned an interview invitation, I suspect this means they are eliminating people as they go along, before they make final decisions on who to interview.
  • Any news? 11/25
    • None here. I was hoping for before Thanksgiving. I'm assuming that if we got our applications in before the Nov 3 rejections went out then we're still in the running. Hope to hear soon so I can make AHA travel plans! 11/26
    • Received invitation to AHA interview via email 12/10 (x2)
    • Received rejection from HR 12/11
  • Interviewed at AHA but heard nothing more. Others?
  • I believe the committee is meeting with the dean today, 1/12.
  • Have folks been invited to campus? (1/15)
  • Invited to campus (1/20)
  • Offer accepted (3/18)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA: MA)Edit

  • Tenure track full time open rank professorship in Latin American History after 1492, to begin 1 July 2014
  • "Historians of Mexico, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Central America, or South America including Brazil will be considered.  The position is open rank; all candidates must have Ph.D. by start date of employment. The successful candidate will demonstrate innovation and excellence in scholarly research as well as a strong commitment to teaching."
  • Apply online via with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference to Latin America History Search, c/o Ms. Margo Collett, History Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building E51-255, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014.
    • Request for writing sample received 11/3. x7
  • Just curious whether people of all ranks are being contacted.
      • - associate, published first book & article on second project
      • - non TT lecturer, first book out next year and article on second project
      • - postdoc with peer-reviewed articles and contract for edited volume
      • - ABD, no journal pubs
      • - full professor
      • -full professor
    • invited for AHA interview 11/17 x2
    • Received rejection email 11/19 x2
      • Curious also as to what geographical areas are they contacting, and what period (colonial or modern)
        • - Modern, transnational
        • - Colonial, South America
    • I heard that on-campus interviews have been held (2/19)
    • I also heard that on-campus interviews were held and that the two candidates were senior faculty.  To keep their identity private, the job talks were closed to the public.
  • Offer made and accepted. Hire is a Mexicanist.

Michigan State University (USA: MI) - U.S. Latino, U.S. Chicano, or Mexican HistoryEdit

  • Tenure system assistant professorship in U.S. Latino, U.S. Chicano, or Mexican History. Assistant, tenure system.
  • The teaching load: 2 courses/semester
  • Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2015. 
  • Apply at  (Job #8568 ).  Upload a CV, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and a list of references.  In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample should be mailed to: Jeanna Whiting, Job Search, Old Horticulture Building, 506 E. Circle Dr. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036, USA.
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2014
    • Also posted at North American History 2014-15
    • Preliminary Skype Interview scheduled (11/26) x2
    • Campus Interview scheduled (12/15)
    • According to the dept. calendar,  8 candidates were interviewed on campus in Jan. and Feb.

Missouri Southern State University (USA: MO)  - Asia or Latin AmericaEdit

  • Missouri Southern State University invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of History beginning August 2015.
  • We are seeking a broadly trained historian of either Asia or Latin America.
  • The successful applicant will be able to teach introductory courses in one of these areas, upper-level courses in his or her field of specialization, and the survey of either Western Civilization or United States History.
  • Teaching load is four courses per semester.
  • A Ph.D. is preferred, ABDs will be considered.  
  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued).  Please email documents to  Please put position you are applying for in the subject line.
  • All applications must be received no later than January 5, 2015.

Pennsylvania State University (USA: PA) - Colonial or 19thC Edit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Latin American History, colonial period or nineteenth century, to begin Aug 2015
  • The successful applicant should be able to enhance the graduate concentration in Latin American history, demonstrate an active research agenda, be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department, and be ready to participate in the Latin American Studies program. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand at date of application.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references at Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 27 Aug. 2014] and continues until position filled
    • Offers have been extended
    • Search concluded succesfully. 

Sewanee: The University of the South (USA: TN) - Religion and Migration in the Americas/CaribbeanEdit

  • Tenure-track position in Religion and Migration with a focus on the religious constitution of the Americas and the Caribbean, to begin August 2015.
  • Applications are welcomed that reflect expertise in the transnational flow of religion/culture and borders and their fluidity related to the movement of people of African, Hispanic, indigenous, or Asian descent. 
  • While the Department is pleased to include a variety of foci (and so will consider, for example, both Latin Americanists and specialists in Latino/as or Caribbean peoples), a concentration on religious landscapes in the Caribbean and the Americas is required. 
  • The successful candidate will show evidence of effective classroom teaching and commitment to scholarly research and publication.   
  • The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of the Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology.  It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau within 90 miles of Nashville and Chattanooga.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, sample syllabi, course evaluations, graduate transcript, and at least three letters of recommendation to:
  • For full consideration: 30 Oct. 2014
    • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015
    • Invited by email to interview at AAR - 11/4
    • Informed by email that they had to close their search, no on-campus interviews - 12/7
    • Search cancelled

Skidmore College (USA:NY) - African or Latin American Visual / Material CultureEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history and theory of African or Latin American visual/material culture
  • See full posting (link above) at African/Middle East History 2014-15
  • Also posted at Art History 2014-2015
  • Deadline: 9 Jan. 2015
    • Anyone else having a hard time finding this position on the Skidmore jobs page?
    • No clue; the deadline is a long way off still, so maybe it hasn't been posted there yet? [Oct. 3]

Smith College (USA:MA) - [Non-TT; Lecturer]Edit

  • Two-year non renewable lectureship in Latin American History, to begin fall 2015
  • Teaching load: 5 courses/year
  • Period, region, and specialization open. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach semester-long colonial and national history surveys that form the basis of the Latin American Studies major, but will also have the opportunity to teach more specialized courses related to her/his research interests. Ph.D. or ABD status required.
  • Submit application at with a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, 2 syllabi (one for either the colonial or national survey), a writing sample of approximately 40 pages (an article, dissertation chapter, or book chapter), and 3 confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2015
    • Any news?
    • Phone interview requests went out last week. 3/6
    • Any word on on-campus interviews?
    • Invited for a campus interview on 3/11
    • Offer made and accepted.

Spring Hill College (USA: AL)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in Latin American history (period and specialization open), beginning August 2015.
  • Teaching duties include introductory Global History courses and upper level courses in area of specialty. The ideal candidate will also be able to offer courses in at least one of the following fields: Asian History, Atlantic World, African History, or Public History.
  • Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.
  • Please send a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Tom Ward, Chair, Department of History, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608, or via e-mail to
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is November 17, 2014.
  • What wound up happening with this job?
  • Received invitation to Skype interview (1/16)
  • Invited for Campus Interview (2/6)
  • offer extended and accepted (3/17)

St. Lawrence University (USA: NY) - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professor position (potentially renewable up to three years), beginning August 2015. 
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "in Caribbean and Latin American history, including an interdisciplinary, introductory course in Caribbean and Latin American Studies." 
  • Latin American History PhD in hand by August 2015. 
  • Though the area of specialization is open, those candidates with a secondary field in the history of the Atlantic world, Europe, or Africa, are especially welcome to apply. 
  • Interested applicants must apply online at please give close consideration to the “special instructions to applicant” section. 
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 3 Apr. 2015] and continues until position filled.
  • Any news here?
  • Same here. No news yet. Anyone?

Universidad del Rosario (COL)Edit

  • Full time tenure track Professor (Profesor Principal de Carrera) of History, to begin Fall 2015
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in any of the following fields: Latin American Contemporary History; Colonial Latin American History with the disposition to teach Ancient and Medieval History as well; Public History or Digital Humanities; Atlantic History or Transnational History
  • See full advert (link above) on the Open Field or Mixed Hire 2014-15 page
    • Deadline: April 30, 2015

Universidad Diego Portales (CHI)Edit

  • Full-time academic position (jornada completa), to begin in March 2015.  
  • All applicants must have a doctoral degree and investigative and teaching experience in the field of Latin American History, preferaby done from a comparative and transnational perspective.
  • Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in History; proven academic productivity; teaching experience in the field of Latin American History; complete fluency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Applications materials: Cover letter, CV, copies of relevant and recent publications, teaching reviews (if applicable), two letters of recommendation
  • Contact person:
  • Deadline: 6 Jan. 2015, 6pm
    • From the job posting, it is unclear how to submit application materials
    • [3 Jan] Job posting has been repeatedly deleted; please do not delete adverts from the wiki - if there is a mistake, or the job search has been cancelled, add the information rather than taking away the post.  Thanks AFII (talk) 22:55, January 3, 2015 (UTC)

University of Houston - Downtown (USA: TX) Colonial & National PeriodEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the area of Latin American history (colonial and national period), beginning Fall 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates should have an established research agenda, be willing to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in Latin American history as well as US history surveys, and contribute to service activities within the department and the university
  • To be considered a candidate for this position please upload with your online application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy and writing sample online at
  • Please send three letters of reference directly to: University of Houston-Downtown
, Attention: Dr. Austin Allen
, One Main Street, Suite N- 1009, 
Houston Texas, 77002.
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2014 and continues until position is filled.
  • Any news on this?
  • Has anyone gotten an interview?
  • Received invitation to interview by phone 3/31 (x2)
  • Any news on campus interviews? 4/16
  • Received invitation to interview on campus 4/16
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Kansas (USA: KS) - American Studies - Migration Studies or Latina/o StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American Studies
  • We are interested in candidates whose work emphasizes Migration, with substantive expertise in Latina/o Studies.
  • The secondary areas of specialization are open and may include: gender, the family, and migration; comparative and historical migration; diasporas; human trafficking; migration in the Americas; public policy and law; and the ethical and moral dimensions of migration.
  • A complete on-line application includes the following materials: cover letter that includes research interests and teaching approach; curriculum vitae; writing sample of no more than 50 pages; course syllabi; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references.
  • Initial review of applications begins 26 Nov 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to:

University of Massachusetts - Amherst (USA: MA) Edit

  • The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship specializing in Latin American History (open region and time period).
  • The Department is particularly interested in those whose research would diversify the Department's strengths in Brazilian, Caribbean, and Andean history.
  • To apply submit the following materials online: a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae; a short (article- or chapter-length) writing sample, and the names/contact information for three references.
  • Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of 3 November 2014 in order to ensure consideration.  
  • The Search Committee will conduct interviews at the AHA annual meeting.
  • Job link:
    • This is kind of confusing. At first glance, I thought it meant that applications from Brazilianists, Caribbeanists, and Andeanists were particularly welcome, but on a second reading, I decided that it meant that they already have people who specialize in this, so they're looking for someone who doesn't study Brazil, the Caribbean, or the Andes. Thoughts?
      • Entrail readings of course and one should always apply because SCs are unpredictable, but "diversify' here likely means that they're looking for someone not in those areas (so prob Mexico or Argentina, given what other faculty there and at the Five Colleges do and don't do). 
    • Any news? 11/25
      • invited for AHA interview 12/1
      • Rejection email, 12/2.
      • Strange. What does it mean to not have received neither a rejection nor an interview invitation? (x4)
      • Emails are being sent out this week.  Some may have gone out early.  AHA interviews are set
      • I was the one who got a rejection on 12/2. They had solicited my application so perhaps they felt they owed me an explanation earlier rather than later. But yeah my guess is that if you haven't heard yet that's not good news
      • Rejection email, 12/5 (x4)
      • A friend of mine has an on-campus interview
      • On campus interviews complete. Meeting to discuss candidates. 2/25

University of Montana Western (USA: MT) - Latin America or Atlantic WorldEdit

  • 10-month tenure track Assistant Professorship in Latin American or Atlantic World History, to begin 1 Aug. 2015
  • Teaching responsibilities will include Latin America or the Atlantic World and at least one of the following content areas: Indigenous Peoples, Empire, or Post- Colonial Studies.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching introductory courses in non-western and U.S. history, historical research methods and upper level courses in area of specialization.
  • Interested applicants should send a complete application to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Karl Ulrich, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Montana Western, 710 S. Atlantic St., Dillon, MT 59725
  • A complete application includes: letter of application (including a statement of citizenship/immigration if necessary); curriculum vita; unofficial academic transcripts; teaching statement that illustrates how the candidate meets the qualifications for the position; list of three current professional references and their telephone and e-mail contact information; three letters of professional recommendation
  • Job link:
  • Salary $40,000-56,000
  • Review begins immediately [job posted 16 Oct. 2014] and continues until position filled.

University of North Carolina - Asheville (USA: NC) - Colonial and 19th Century Central American HistoryEdit

  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville, UNC system's designated public liberal arts institution, seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of History that will begin in the fall semester of 2015.  
  • The ideal candidate would have the Ph.D. in History in-hand. In addition to upper-division courses in Central American and Atlantic World History, the successful candidate should be able to teach U.S. History to 1865, World Civilization since 1500, the research methods and historiography course, North Carolina History, and the Senior Thesis sequence.
  • Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson,
  • Required documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript, Unofficial Graduate Transcript
  • FYI: This department has a reputation for inside hires.  For more details, look at the discussion regarding last year's 19th Century U.S. search at UNCA: (9/22/14)
    • Regarding the inside hire, there is definitely someone there who fits this very strange ad.

Western Carolina University (USA: NC) - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Visiting assistant professor in Latin American History, term appointment for 2015-16 academic year
  • Ph.D. from accredited institution in History preferred. ABD considered.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "All full-time faculty teach freshman/sophomore level liberal studies courses, and play significant roles in implementing the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship"
  • Applicants must apply on line at  and attach a cover letter, CV, a list of references, and teaching materials. Letters of recommendation will be requested for applicants who are seriously considered.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [Ad posted 23 March 2015].
  • References contacted to submit letters (4/1)

Winona State University (USA:MN)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of Latin American History, to begin 17 Aug. 2015
  • Teaching load: 4/4
  • If you possess a PH.D. in Latin American History by the date of hire as well as substantive coursework and dissertation in Latin American History, we encourage you to apply.
  • For a complete position description and information on applying for this position, please go to
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 16 Dec. 2014]
  • Any word on this?
  • Invited to interview by telephone. x2 (2/16)
  • Invited to campus interview
  • [according to deleted comment] offer made and accepted


Amherst College (USA: MA) - Black Atlantic (incl. Colonial Latin America)Edit

  • tenure-line joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of the Black Atlantic.
  • We seek a historian of colonial Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on the history of comparative slavery in the Americas. Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; the impact of imperial expansion on indigenous populations and on pre-colonial Africa; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; and abolition and transitions to free labor.
  • Candidates should submit electronically to a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and syllabi for two proposed courses.
  • Review begins: 14 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015 and World/Global History 2014-15
  • Anyone know if they intend to interview at AHA?
  • Any updates?  (1/9/15)
  • Received rejection letter in mail (1/14/15) x2
  • A friend of mine had an AHA interview - 3/7/15
  • This job went to UVA Ph.D. Candidate. 

CUNY - Dominican Studies Institute (USA:NY) - [non-TT; Researcher]Edit

  • The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is seeking to hire a fully bilingual/bi-literate (English and Spanish) researcher with basic familiarity with colonial Dominican and Latin American history and strong skills in paleographic reading and transcribing of sixteenth and seventeenth century Dominican/Hispanic American manuscripts.
  • The hired researcher will work full-time at CUNY DSI’s premises at The City College of New York primarily for the “First Blacks in the Americas” project sponsored by the Institute.
  • Requirements: ​Proven track record of knowledge and at least 10 years of experience on paleographic skills transcribing XVI and XVII century manuscripts of colonial Spanish America; Proven track record of knowledge of colonial history of the Americas, the Spanish Caribbean, or the Dominican Republic; OR Doctoral degree in colonial Latin American history and experience in Spanish paleography and research skills; OR Doctoral degree in any discipline with strong experience in colonial Latin America, Spanish paleography, and research skills.
  • Requirements: cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, in situ impromptu paleographic transcription test. For a list of expected duties and to apply, please go to
  • The work-period will begin immediately and end June 30th 2016.

Fairleigh Dickenson University (USA:NJ) - [non-TT; renewable lectureship]Edit

  • Annually renewable 9-month lectureship in Latin American History, to begin Fall 2015
  • We seek someone with a Ph.D. in history whose specialization is ideally in the Colonial/Early Modern Era, can run the newly created Latin American Studies Minor, and with fluency in Spanish can teach some freshmen introductory language courses and/or conversational practicum.
  • ABDs will be considered, but must show evidence that the Ph.D. will be in hand by time of appointment.
  • As part of FDU’s Becton College’s liberal arts mission, successful candidates must be qualified to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Latin American history, to include upper division courses in their specialization, lower division regional survey that covers the Colonial & Modern eras, and departmental service courses Atlantic Worlds and World History from 1500.
  • Required documents: CV, cover letter; Optional documents: teaching philosophy and letters of reference
  • Deadline: Not stated in Ad, ad placed 12 Dec. 2014.  Job posting:

University of Alabama (USA: AL)Edit

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Colonial Latin America. 
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "the successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level and graduate courses in the field of specialization as well as Latin American surveys"
  • To apply go to and complete the on-line application. Attach a letter of application, c.v., and writing sample (article or chapter). Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Steven Bunker, Chair, Colonial Latin American Search Committee, Department of History, University of Alabama, Box 870212, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212. Please direct any inquiries to
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • AHA Interview scheduled Dec 10 x3
  • On-campus Interview scheduled 1/21
  • Offer made and accepted 3/5

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville (USA: AR)Edit

  • The Department of History at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Colonial Latin American History to begin August 2015.
  • The successful candidate will have a 2/2 teaching load and have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary Latin American Studies Program.
  • The committee expects to conduct interviews at the American Historical Association meeting, January 2-5, 2015.
  • The deadline for applications is December 5, 2014.
    • Please upload a letter of application, Curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Interfolio: If you are unable to upload materials electronically, send your paper application to Colonial Latin American Search Committee, c/o Brenda Foster, Department of History, Old Main Building 416, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas (AR) 72701-1201. For inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Kathryn Sloan, at
    • Invitation to interview at the AHA (12/11) (x3)
    • Anyone heard anything about campus visits? 
    • Silence on my end (1/16)
    • Polite, tailored rejection received (1/26)

University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign (USA: IL) - ColonialEdit

  • Full time tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial Latin American History, to begin 16 Aug. 2015
  • All specializations welcome
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit your application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, a representative sample of written scholarly work (article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter), teaching materials, and contact information for three professional references.  Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application.
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2014
  • anyone know if they will be interviewing at the AHA?
  • Phone interview scheduled 12/15
  • Has anyone else gotten any feedback on this? A rejection or a request for an interview?
  • According to the dept. calendar, four on-campus interviews were scheduled.  The last one will be on 3/9/15.
  • [according to deleted comment] Offer accepted.  Hire is a Peruvianist (5/1/15)

University of Toronto (CAN) - Early Modern Latin America and Spanish World (Non-TT, VAP)Edit

  • Two-year contractually-limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of Early Modern Latin America and the Spanish World, to begin 15 Aug 2015 (to end 30 June 2017)
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses ranging from a first year survey through a fourth year seminar. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both the Spanish Atlantic and the Spanish Pacific worlds.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
  • For more information about the History Department, please visit
  • Review begins: 20 Jul. 2015 and continues until position filled
    • Any news on this? For a start date of Aug 15, I thought there might be some interview calls by this point. 

Wilkes University (USA: PA) - World History with pref. Asia, Africa, or Latin AmericaEdit

  • Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Modern World History in the Division of Global History & Languages.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester: one or two courses in her or his area of expertise, as well as two or three world history survey courses.
  • Although all non-U.S. and non-European fields will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in the history of Asia, Africa or Latin America and those interested in working with the department’s programs in digital history, public history and/or study abroad.
  • A Ph.D. in History by August 2015 is required; the ideal candidate will also have prior teaching experience at the university level.
  • To apply, visit and click “Jobs at Wilkes”. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.
  • Review of applications will begin February 23, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled


Cardiff University (UK:Wales) - post-1800 Research LectureshipEdit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Latin American History (post-1800)
  • Cardiff University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for exceptionally talented individuals to contribute and be part of the future in its research and teaching activities. These permanent posts provide an exciting and unique opportunity for individuals to progress quickly to senior lectureships following successful probation. We have created a specific programme for the development of early career academics, providing significant professional and financial support towards a successful research and teaching career. This programme will give you the opportunity to enhance your research expertise and hone your skills as an educator. Each early career Teaching and Research Lecturer on this scheme will be allocated £3,000 research allowance per annum for the first three years of employment.
  • The University is committed to ensuring that you are given the space and time to do this by limiting teaching time to 50% of the School norm throughout your first three years.
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 19 Feb. 2015
    • Contacted for interview
      • ​Mind if I ask whether you are based in the U.S. or in U.K.?
    • Rejection e-mail received 3/7

George Washington University (USA: DC) - 19th or 20th CenturyEdit

  • The Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of History at the George Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Latin American history to begin in fall 2015. 
  • We solicit applications from scholars who work on any aspect of Latin American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 
  • This appointment is at the assistant or associate professor level. 
  • For full posting, see:
  • Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Received request to interview at AHA. By email. Dec. 11 (x2)
  • Campus visit invitations have been made, Jan 15
  • Everyone invited was at the associate level
  • Above comment is completely inaccurate. Campus visits are still being held. <--- The above poster did not write that campus visits were over, s/he just indicated that invitations went out. <--- At least one assistant professor in the pool of finalists.
  • Does anyone know if campus visits have been concluded? (March 9)
  • All campus visits held. Decision to be made late March, after break.
  • Received personalized rejection email (7/6/15)

Kings College London (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern Latin American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applications are welcome from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of Latin America since c. 1750. We would welcome applicants whose research interests incorporated wider global dimensions. Applications from candidates with the demonstrable ability to attract external grant funding, and/or to engage with public audiences, would be particularly welcome.
  • The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching at all levels, including introductory undergraduate lectures in modern world history, upper-level undergraduate modules, MA modules and PhD supervision. S/he will also conduct and publish top-quality research in their area of specialism
  • All candidates should have research expertise in the history of modern Latin American history and an enthusiasm for teaching this subject at university level. They should have completed a PhD in this area by the date of appointment. They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise, and to supervise PhD students.
  • To apply for this post you will need to register with the university’s recruitment system HireWire to download and submit the application form. Please note, should you wish to submit a CV or a short statement you will need to copy & paste these after the application form as part of the same document.
  • Deadline: 12 Apr. 2015
    • [27 Apr] heard from colleague that rejection emails have gone out AFII (talk) 04:55, April 27, 2015 (UTC)

Rowan University (USA: NJ) - pref. 20th c.Edit

  • The History Department of Rowan University is seeking a specialist in Latin American history (period and specialization open but preference for 20th century) to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor position, beginning Fall 2015. Teaching duties include World History and/or Western Civilization surveys and upper level courses in area of specialty.
  • The successful candidate will also participate in Rowan’s International Studies program, including advising students and, pending approval, teaching new interdisciplinary introductory and capstone courses. In addition, the candidate may be asked to teach graduate courses. Willingness to design and teach online courses a plus.
  • Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of employment as well as evidence of effective college teaching and an ongoing research agenda. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and other appropriate supporting materials such as syllabi and teaching evaluations.
  • Recommenders can send letters as attachment to James Heinzen ( Letters of recommendations in portfolio services such as Interfolio can be uploaded to the Rowan jobs website with other application materials. 
  • To apply online, please go to:
    • The review process will begin on October 1, 2014 and the deadline date is November 15, 2014.
    • Received email invitation to Skype interview (10/30) [x4]
    • They are planning to do flyouts in December and make an offer prior to the AHA
    • Anyone heard since the 11/15 deadline (or since 10/30 for that matter)?
    • During my interview two weeks ago, they didn't give an 11/15 deadline; they said that it might be a while before candidates heard anything. But it'd have to be before Thanksgiving, I think, if they expect to finish campus visits before the winter break.
    • Received phone call to schedule on-campus interview (11/18)
    • Are the interviewees all 20th C folks? Just curious.
    • Received confirmation that an offer has been made and accepted (12/19)

Sarah Lawrence College (USA: NY) - ModernEdit

  • Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in modern Latin American history, to begin fall 2015. Applicants may have a specialty in the history of Mexico, Central America, South America (including Brazil), or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
  • We seek an innovative teacher-scholar who will offer both introductory and advanced courses, contributing to our global history curriculum and to our interdisciplinary program in Latin American studies.
  • College-level teaching experience is essential, as is the Ph.D. in hand by fall 2015. We welcome candidates at all levels; this position may also include the possibility of an early tenure review for more advanced candidates.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please go to:
  • Received request for AHA interview (by email) Dec. 11 (x2)
  • Campus interview scheduled Jan. 8
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of California-Berkeley (USA: CA) - 20th c. Latin AmericaEdit

  • Full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.
  • We are seeking an historian of twentieth-century Latin America in any specialty.
  • Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, all published and unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as dissertation or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference.
  • Link to Apply:
    • (online only) deadline:  15 Oct. 2014.
    • Has anybody heard anything yet? Rejection e-mail or invitation for an interview?
    • 12/5 - Nothing here. (x2)
    • 12/10 - Received a very classy and considerate rejection email
      • 12/10- Same here.  Received a very kindly worded rejection email (x4)
    • 5/28 - Offer made and accepted. I just received a kind, personalized rejection email informing me of this.
    • Congrats to R. Herman, formerly of UW, for getting the job!

University of Dallas (USA: TX) - Modern and Contemporary Latin America (excluding Mexico)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Dallas, a Catholic liberal arts institution featuring an extensive core curriculum
  • Specialization in the history of modern and contemporary Latin America (excluding Mexico) with an emphasis on the social and economic history of South America.
  • The teaching load is 3 undergraduate-level courses per semester. 
  • In addition to teaching in the area of specialization, will have responsibility for teaching sections of the university’s American Civilization sequence. An ability to teach the second semester of the university’s Western Civilization survey is also highly desirable.
  • Better candidates will have a substantial record of teaching in the relevant subject areas and will have language competence in both Spanish and Portuguese. Ph.D. required.
  • Please mail in hard copy a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a one-page statement on the meaning and purpose of liberal education and how that understanding bears upon the candidate’s intellectual concerns. Send to Francis Swietek, Chair, Latin American History Search Committee, Dept. of History, University of Dallas, Irving, TX 75062.
  • Link to Apply:
  • For full consideration: 8 Dec. 2014 "but the committee will continue to accept applicants until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budget approval."
  • Any news on this?
  • A colleague has an on campus interview (2/10)
  • [according to deleted comment] A very nice rejection letter by mail. Seemed like a great committee all around.



California State University - Bakersfield (USA: CA) - Latin American (spec. Mexico)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, with a specialization in the history of Mexico, to start Sept. 2015
  • PhD must be in-hand at appointment date
  • Candidates should be prepared to teach and help develop courses in cross-disciplinary studies, especially ethnic studies. Candidates qualified to teach the Atlantic World and/or lower-division U.S. survey courses strongly preferred
  • Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, and letters from three references...Detailed vacancy announcement, requirements, qualifications, and application procedures at, or by contacting Dr. Alicia E. Rodriquez, Department of History, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93311-1022; 661-654-2166;
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2014.
  • Phone interview scheduled 12/22
  • Any other phone interviews, offers?
  • Invited to campus 2/13

Temple University (USA:PA) - Modern - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Mexican History, to begin Fall 2015
  • The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in History before the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester.
  • To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi of courses taught, a sample of written work such as a published article or book chapter (or an article-length forthcoming work), and three letters of recommendation to Vangeline Campbell at  The search committee encourages applicants to submit their materials by email.
  • Review begins: 3 Nov. 2014
  • Intend to interview at the AHA 
  • I submitted my materials in late September and got an email from the search chair on 10/3 saying that the search has been cancelled for budgetary reasons. He says they hope to pick it up again next year.

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