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Barry University (USA:FL) - with Modern EuropeEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in Latin American History, with a secondary area in Modern Europe, to begin Aug. 2017
  • A PhD and teaching experience are required
  • Barry University is a private Catholic institution
  • Course load 12 credits/semester: The applicant must be able to teach courses on the history of colonial and modern Latin America and the Caribbean.  In addition, the applicant should be able to teach:  an introductory course on world history since 1900, a two semester course on Western Civilization, and upper level courses in modern European History.
  • The applicant should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, an official transcript, and three letters of professional reference.  Applications should be submitted to Dr. George Cvejanovich, Department of History and Political Science, Barry University, 11300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida, 33161
  • Deadine: 1 Mar. 2017

Bucknell University (PA) - Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora (Open Rank)Edit

  • Open Rank, tenure track position to begin Fall 2017
  • Seek[ing] a historian with a focus on the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora.
  • Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; abolition and the transitions to free labor; and transnational political and cultural movements.
  • A PhD in History is required by August 22, 2017.
  • Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee: https://apply.interfolio.com/36753
  • Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 3 Oct. 2016 & position is open until filled.

Florida State University (USA:FL) - Hispanic/Iberian Caribbean, 17th-20th CenturiesEdit

Georgia Southern University (USA: GA) - excl. Cuba and the CaribbeanEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Latin American History (excluding Cuba and the Caribbean)
  • The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division courses in his or her field.
  • The position is an academic 9 month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Required Qualifications: Earned PhD in History or a closely related field by August 1, 2017; Ability to teach courses on the history of colonial and modern Latin America.
  • The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017.
  • A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; an article-length writing sample; unofficial academic transcripts; and three letters of professional reference. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to (no electronic applications please): Dr. Solomon Smith, Search Chair, Search #67382, Department of History, Georgia Southern University, P. O. Box 8054, Statesboro GA 30460-8054. Electronic mail: skmith@georgiasouthern.edu. More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/history/.
  • Screening begins: 1 Oct. 2016  and continues until position filled
    • [4 Nov] Any news? x 2 [17 Nov]

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • The area of specialization and chronological period are open. Candidates whose research makes broad intellectual connections and/or spans regions are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research,teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
  • lease submit a cover letter, C.V., writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online at https://apply.interfolio.com/36422.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016.
    • [4 Nov] Skype interviews in progress

Loyola University, Chicago (USA:IL)Edit

  • Assistant professorship in the History of Latin America, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD should be in hand by start date
  • Open to all periods and regions, including the Caribbean. The ability and desire to contribute to our department's strengths in urban and public history, and to the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program (http://www.luc.edu/latinamericanstudies/index.shtml) are particularly welcome
  • Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate's qualifications to www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants also should arrange for three recommendations or evaluations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position to be sent directly to the chair of the search committee. Applicants should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to: Chair, Latin American History Search Committee, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2016

Murray State University (USA:KS) with US and World, pref Hist STMEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Latin American History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Ph.D. in history or be ABD with a documented plan of completion by appointment date in order to be considered
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 (12 hours per semester) "Applicants must be able to teach survey courses in World History or U.S. History"
  • A secondary field in the history of science, technology, or medicine is desired, although applicants with secondary fields in other areas of history will be considered. The successful candidate will be able to approach Latin American History from a world/global perspective
  • To apply please visit: http://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/5994
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CHI) - [non-TT; Visiting Positions]Edit

  • Visiting Professorships for the 2017 and 2018 academic year
  • Applications are welcome from faculty at foreign universities holding the ranks of tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor (or their equivalents).
  • Interested scholars may apply for two modalities, proposing either an undergraduate or graduate class. Along with teaching their class, visiting professors will have the opportunity of joining the Institute’s academic activities, writing and researching with access to the documental sources and bibliographic material placed in the University Library System as well as different archives throughout the country. 
  • Salaray is commensurate with academic rank at home institution. The Institute of History will cover roundtrip airfare and housing expenses. 
  • Length of appointment and further details are available on the website of the Institute.  
  • Inquiries about the application process should be emailed to Pablo Whipple, chair of the Institute of History, at pwhipple@uc.cl. 
  • All application materials should be emailed in PDF format to Mileny Ayala, Secretary of the Institute of History, at mgayala@uc.cl
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2016.
  • Results will be emailed directly to all applicants on Friday, September 24, 2016, at the latest.

Simmons College (USA:MA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • We seek a colleague who will develop and teach a range of history courses, from surveys to seminars, as well as contribute to the interdisciplinary undergraduate core curriculum (the Simmons PLAN), and work with Master's students.
  • The position is open with regard to specific chronological period and to geographic region of specialization within Latin America and the Caribbean. We especially encourage applicants whose research and teaching trace transnational connections and who place their subjects in a broad intellectual context.
  • The successful candidate will complement our department’s current offerings. Particularly desirable areas of interest include: African diaspora, the global south, borderlands, the history of science and medicine, digital humanities, historical memory, quantitative methods, oral history.
  • Please submit a cover letter, C.V., teaching dossier, and research statement ... to the “Resume/CV” prompt on Workday through this link https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor--Latin-American-History_R02181-2. Please also provide three confidential letters of recommendation to THCSrecruiting@simmons.edu.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016
  • intend to interview at the AHA

Stephen F. Austin State University (USA:TX)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand by start date; however, well qualified candidates who are ABD will be considered. 
  • The successful applicant should specialize in areas that complement those of the department’s current faculty and should be able to teach both halves of US history surveys. 
  • The standard teaching load in the department is 12 hours per semester.
  • Please submit application letter detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript copies, and three letters of reference electronically to https://careers.sfasu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1463757852591.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Stephen Taaffe at staaffe@sfasu.edu.
  • Review begins: 31 Oct 2016 and continues until position filled.
    • [4 Nov.] Request for extra materials
    • [3 Dec.] Any other news?

University at Albany, SUNY (USA:NY) - [Senior Hire] - Spanish-Speaking CaribbeanEdit

  • Tenured appointment as Associate Professor starting Fall 2017.
  • The position is for a scholar of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean with an active research program on the Dominican Republic, Cuba and/or Puerto Rico. The department seeks a scholar who employs an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, with an emphasis on the study of 20th century development of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
  • Scholars whose research elucidates the intersection of cultural studies and political economy are especially encouraged to apply. The following areas are of particular interest: colonial and postcolonial studies; comparative political and social history, race relations and racialized social systems, imperialism and peripheral capitalist development, Caribbean transnationalism and migration.
  • The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas specified above as needed to support the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The successful candidate also will serve as Director of Graduate Programs for an initial two-year period.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in history, social sciences or interdisciplinary field (Latin American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, American Studies) from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization; Candidates with an active research profile who show promise of developing an outstanding publication record, and who have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education; Applicant must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=74716
  • A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. [posted 13 Sept. 2016]

University of California - San Diego (USA: CA) Since 1500Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in History since 1500, to start 1 Jul. 2017
  • Our preference is for a scholar of South America or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (comparative work included) whose research touches on an environmental topic broadly defined, including but not limited to natural/built environments, energy, oceans and transportation, science and technology, space and place, food or commodities, land and agriculture, and public health or disease.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Application materials will be accepted electronically at: http://apptrkr.com/842640. Please submit a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a separate personal statement summarizing experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity. (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp. Further materials, including syllabi, and a writing sample may be requested at a later date. Cover letters should summarize research agenda, teaching experience and interests, as well as leadership efforts. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter- writers familiar with the applicant's scholarly trajectory, teaching experience, and efforts to achieve equity and diversity
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • (17 Nov.) request for supplementary materials
  • AHA interview request [2 Dec]

University of Connecticut (USA:CT) - Latin American, Caribbean and/or U.S. Latina/o HistoryEdit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American, Caribbean and/or U.S. Latina/o History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • As jointly appointed faculty, teaching and service will be equally divided between History and El Instituto, Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies,
  • min Qual: Ph.D. in History or a related field, with a specialization in Latin American, Caribbean or U.S. Latina/o History, by the appointment start date. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Applicants must have experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching related survey courses; show the potential to build a successful research record; and possess a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.
  • pref. qual: The ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Puerto Rican history, Latin American/Caribbean history before 1900, U.S. Latina/o History, Gender/Sexuality history, Legal history, and Brazilian history. It is preferred that candidates have experience integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction.
  • Please visit the UConn Faculty Positions website, http://web2.uconn.edu/uconnjobs/faculty/schools_colleges/clas.php, to be directed to Academic Jobs Online to submit an application letter; curriculum vitae; teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to foster Effective Learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); statement of commitment to diversity (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and a sample article or chapter. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • review begins immediately, for full consideration: 28 Oct. 2016

University of Miami (USA:FL) - [open rank] Brazil/Spanish-speaking CaribbeanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship or tenured associal prof. in Latin American history, with a specialization in the history of Brazil or the history of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean
  • Time period and subjects of research interest are open.
  • Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2017 and demonstrate significant promise as scholars and teachers.  Established historians applying at the Associate Professor level should be able to demonstrate an excellent record of scholarly publication, superior teaching abilities, and strong commitment to pursuing an ongoing, vigorous research agenda.
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Kate Ramsey, Chair, Brazil/Spanish-speaking Caribbean History Search, Department of History, P.O. Box 248107, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4662.  Candidates must also submit application materials electronically to historysearch@miami.edu.
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2016.
    • [4 Nov] Request for additional materials

University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - 2 PositionsEdit

  • Searching for two positions in Latin American History, with the expectation that we will make one tenured and one junior appointment.
  • Seek to hire in the colonial field (16th-18th century), irrespective of region, and in the specific field of Mexican history, in any period. Specialists in Brazilian history and the Hispanic Caribbean are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/921. Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research statement. Junior applicants should also include writing sample of approximately 7500 words in length, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website.
  • Review of applications will begin 3 Oct. 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Junior-level applicants will be interviewed at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Denver.
  • Any news?
  • [24 Nov.] They have a short list. I am not sure if that means for both positions or just the junior level position.
    • Have they contacted the individuals on the short list?
    • Any news?
    • They sent a request for additional materials a while back. I never heard after that, so not sure if the refecence above is to that list or a shorter list from among those candidates. [ x2, Dec 2]
    • Same here. Got the request for additional materials, haven't heard from them since. [Dec. 3]

University of Tampa, Florida (USA:FL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history
  • Teaching responsibilities include a focus on the History of Latin America and the Caribbean, with interests in Atlantic World or Colonial History. Desirable fields include the history of race and slavery, the Revolutionary Atlantic, or indigenous peoples.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 ('three four-credit courses per semester'), including a survey of Colonial/Post-Colonial Latin American History...
  • PhD must be in hand Aug. 2017
  • For details and to apply on-line, please visit our website at https://jobs.ut.edu
  • Deadline: 5 Oct. 2016.
    • Any News?
    • Phone interviews were conducted in mid-October
      • Any follow up by U Tampa after the phone interviews?
      • I never heard back from them. I assumed that was a "no," but it would be nice to hear one way or the other. x2

Wesleyan University (USA: CT)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Latin America to begin July 1, 2017.
  • Field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with research interests in the modern history of Mexico, the Andean zone, or the Southern Cone [Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay].
  • Teaching responsibilities (2-2 teaching load) include surveys of colonial and modern Latin America and seminars.
  • Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.
  • For full consideration, 1 Nov. 2016.
    • [Nov 28]: Any news?
    • FYI  - there are internal candidates
    • I thought so...they have an alum as VAP who the description seemed to fit well. 

Willamette University (USA: OR) - Transnational, incl. Latin AmericaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • We seek candidates with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda.
  • Ph.D. required, ABD will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2017.
  • For more information about the Department of History, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/history.
  • To review complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit http://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/2121
  • Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Wendy Petersen Coring, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, at wpeterse@willamette.edu.
  • Application Deadline: 23 Sept. 2016.

ColonialEdit

Southeast Missouri State University (USA:MO)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial Latin American History, to begin 1 Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion
  • To apply, submit the following items online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1: Letter of interest addressing all position required qualifications; Current curriculum vitae; Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted); Names, telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of three professional references
  • For full consideration: 28 Oct. 2016
    • ​[Dec. 1] AHA Interview Request

University of Toronto (CAN) - Latin America/Hispanic WorldEdit

  • Tenure Stream Assistant Professorship in Latin American/Hispanic World History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date or soon after
  • "The candidate’s research should focus on any topic within Colonial Latin American history, and should be able to set that research in the context of the early modern Spanish Empire, and of global linkages between Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Pacific Oceania. The candidate should show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths"
  • Complete applications will include: 1. a curriculum vitae; 2. a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans; 3. a teaching dossier to include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History; 4. one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit their a copy of their completed dissertations; 5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover by the 3 October, 2016 deadline, preferably signed PDF documents on letterhead to Jennifer Evans at history.chair@utoronto.ca (with “Colonial Latin America – Hispanic World” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).
  • Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Jennifer Evans at history.chair@utoronto.ca.
  • Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016
    • Skype interviews conducted 
    • On campus job talks begun
    • [21 Nov] Rejection letter

ModernEdit

University of Florida (USA:FL) - 19/20thC, excl. Brazil/CaribbeanEdit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship of modern (19th/20thC) Latin American History excluding Brazil and the Caribbean, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by 16 Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to dynamic approaches to teaching and original scholarship and will teach surveys on modern Latin American history as well as specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) names and e-mail addresses of three references.  An e-mail will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2016 although position is open until filled.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Received request for extra materials (Dec. 1)

BrazilianEdit

University of Georgia (USA:GE)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Colonial or 19thC Brazilian History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by time of appointment
  • We seek scholars who specialize in colonial or nineteenth century Brazil and particularly encourage those whose research focuses on the Atlantic World, slavery, and the African diaspora to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Brazilian history, Latin American history, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the proficiency necessary to teach FLAC (Foreign Language Across Curriculum) courses in Portuguese and to collaborate with UGA’s Portuguese Flagship Program (www.portflagship.org).
  • A cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a chapter or article-length writing sample should be submitted via www.facultyjobs.uga.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • Nov 14: request for Skype interview

MexicanEdit

California State University, Sacramento (USA: CA) - Mexican-AmericanEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Mexican-American history, to begin Fall 2017
  • See full posting (link above) at North American History 2016-17
  • review begins: 3 Oct. 2016.

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