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Colgate University (USA:NY) - Assoc. or Full - Africana and Latin American StudiesEdit

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, beginning fall semester 2019.
  • We seek a senior scholar with an established record of published interdisciplinary research, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and experience in leadership and community building.
  • Discipline and geographic area(s) of research are open. Desirable substantive areas include critical race theory, pan-Africanism, Diaspora or Black Atlantic studies and/or postcolonial studies.
  • A CV, cover letter, and names of three references must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11368
  • Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin 1 Oct. 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College (USA: MN) - pref. Brazil, Central America, or Spanish-speaking CaribbeanEdit

  • Full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of History to begin 1 September 2019.
  •  We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Latin American history, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete their degree by September 1, 2019.
  • Geographic area open, although we are particularly interested in applicants with a specialization in Brazil, Central America, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean. 
  • We seek candidates who can contribute to departmental offerings in gender and race/ethnicity as well as social, environmental, and world history.
  • The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Please indicate in your application letter how you will promote and support diversity efforts on campus and in the curriculum. .
  • To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs/ and complete the online application, which includes: curriculum vitae; a brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. 
  • For full consideration, applications must be received by 1 Oct. 2018

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) - Asst. or Assoc. - CaribbeanEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant or early associate professor to being July 2019
  • Time period open, from 1500 to 2000.
  • Of particular interest are people working on "the history of enslaved and colonized people; decolonization; gender, sexuality and identity formation; migration and displacement; environment and geography; diaspora; and/or the history of capitalism." 
  • Ph.D. in History or a related field with a historical focus.
  • Applications must submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of recommendation.
  • For more details, and to apply, see the Interfolio  site.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA:MA) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Full-time faculty in Latin American Studies.
  • Candidates must have completed a PhD in Latin American Studies or a related field, or expect to have done so, by September 1, 2019.
  • Open to any period or discipline at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.
  • The position requires teaching upper-level content courses in Spanish, in addition to teaching subjects in English. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.
  • Please submit letter of application, CV, two writing samples of published or publication-ready scholarship (no longer than 30 pages each, one in English and one in Spanish), and two syllabi of undergraduate courses that you would be interested in teaching (one syllabus in English for a course taught in English and one syllabus in Spanish for a course taught in Spanish).
  • Apply online via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11319.
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2018.

Murray State University (USA:KY) - Latin America in the WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in "Latin American in the World," to begin Fall 2019
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Latin American History with a focus on Spanish- and/or Portuguese-influenced areas of the Americas, including Cuba. 
  • Applicants must be able to teach survey courses in World History and Latin America courses in a global context. Expertise in Digital Humanities is desired, although applicants with secondary fields in other areas of history will be considered. 
  • The successful candidate will teach 12 hours per semester (4 courses) in area of expertise, survey courses in World History, and courses in Digital Humanities or another research field.
  • Please submit a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, and copies of transcripts electronically via www.murraystatejobs.com/postings.
  • Deadline for applications is 1 November 2018. 

Rowan University (USA:NJ) - pref. 20thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Fall 2019
  • We welcome applications from scholars with any research specialization, but we are especially interested in those whose work focuses on the twentieth century.
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to Rowan’s International Studies program, including teaching interdisciplinary research methods and capstone courses in international studies and mentoring students. In history, the successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in the area of specialty and may also teach World History and/or Western Civilization surveys.
  • Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at: http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/493124/latin-american-historian. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include a list of three references), and other appropriate supporting materials such as syllabi and teaching evaluations. Please do not submit letters of reference at this time.
  • Review begins 12 Oct. 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Smith College (USA:MA) - Advanced Asst. or Assoc. - Latin American and Latina/o StudiesEdit

  • Tenured or tenure-track position to begin July 2019.
  • Teaching Load: 2x2
  • We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with a track record of working critically with quantitative data and methodologies, whose research bridges the social and natural sciences. We welcome candidates from any relevant discipline who have a demonstrated research commitment to Latin America.
  • Among the fields we seek to productively engage are STS, race and/or indigeneity studies, alternative development studies. Scholars actively engaged in current debates in these fields—as well as the methodological and experiential implications of such debates—are of particular interest.
  • Ph.D. and fluency in Spanish are required; Portuguese and/or other languages of the Americas desirable. 
  • Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/52903 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample of ca. 25-30 pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Sept. 2018.

University of Houston-Victoria (USA:TX) - European and/or Latin American and/or WorldEdit

  • Assistant Professor in History and the Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences, preferably with a major focus in Latin American, European, or world history, to begin in the spring or fall of 2019
  • Required attachments: 1) a cover letter relating the applicant's expertise to the qualifications listed above; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three potential references, with at least one preferably able to address teaching effectiveness; 4) evidence of effective teaching; 5) copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)
  • See here for application website
  • Review of applications will begin on approx. 16 Aug. 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

University of San Francisco (USA:CA) - International Studies, pref. Middle East or Latin AmericaEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship, to begin August 2019. 
  •  Applicants must have earned their doctorate (in International Studies or related field) by August 31, 2018 and have prior university teaching experience beyond serving as a teaching assistant.
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose work centers on one or more of the following areas: diplomacy, human rights, indigeneity and race/intersectionality in a global perspective. We especially welcome applications from scholars with an activist perspective, who use mixed research methods and we are interested in candidates who can articulate a global-local connection with their scholarly work and are able to bring community-engaged learning into their teaching. Though all geographical areas of expertise are welcome, we are particularly interested in applicants with a regional expertise in the Middle East or Latin America.
  • Teaching Load: 2-2-2-3 over two years - two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester
  • The successful candidate must be able to teach Introduction to International Studies, Research Methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and Critical Social Theory at the graduate level, as well as undergraduate and graduate elective courses in their area of expertise.
  • All applicants should submit the following: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Graduate transcripts; Evidence of teaching ability, including two sample syllabi, student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages, double spaced); Description of research agenda (three pages, double spaced); Sample of recently published or forthcoming research (maximum of 25 pages); Three current letters of recommendation. All of these elements should be submitted electronically in PDF format to https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Any questions can be sent to internationalstudiessearch@usfca.edu.
  • Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to: Professor John Zarobell, Chair, Search Committee, International Studies Department, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, KA 213, San Francisco, CA 94117, U.S.A.
  • For full consideration: 5 Oct. 2018.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (USA:TN)Edit

  • The Department of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American History beginning August 2019.
  • Specialization is open to all thematic areas and historical periods.
  • Successful candidates will have a PhD in history. Individuals who are "all but dissertation" (ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment.
  • Successful candidates will also have the ability to teach survey courses in Latin American history (e.g. colonial Latin America and modern Latin America) and introductory survey courses in World history.
  • Please submit: Introductory letter of interest; CV; Unofficial graduate transcripts; Sample syllabi and copies of student evaluations (if available); One writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter); Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.
  • Please submit via the following site: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000000UX
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Oct. 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University (USA:VA) - Open Rank in Migration StudiesEdit

  • Open Rank (Tenure Eligible) hire for the newly-established Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Professorship in Latin American History (to start August 2019)
  • We are seeking a historian specialized in Mexico, Central America, or South America.
  • Sub-fields of specialization may include, but are not limited to, internal and transnational migrations, indigenous peoples and cultures, globalization and environmental issues, state violence, and science, medicine, and technology.
  • The Greer Professor is envisioned as a key contributor to the Migration Studies initiative (cluster hire) and will also be responsible for organizing an annual public lecture on Latin American History.
  • At the Assistant Professor level, candidates should demonstrate an established research agenda, potential for external funding, and scholarship that complements and expands existing expertise in the department. At the Associate/Professor level, candidates should demonstrate a well-developed scholarly portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications, supportive external funding, scholarship that complements and expands existing expertise in the department. 
  • Preferred qualifications include native- or near native proficiency in Spanish, potential for developing and delivering professional development programming, and potential for engaging students in research experiences.
  •  Please apply online at www.vcujobs.com, and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarship with your online application. Three letters of reference are required. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Ms. Kathleen Murphy, HR Coordinator, at kmmurphy@vcu.edu
  • Review of applications begins immediately (August 7), and continues until we fill the position. We will give priority to complete applications received before 1 Nov. 2018.

Williams College (USA:MA) - African Am. History, pref. Caribbean Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th Century African-American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • The Department welcomes all areas of specialization, but is especially interested in applications from those whose research interests and/or teaching portfolio encompass the Caribbean or interactions between North America and the Caribbean.
  • PhD should be in hand by Sept. 2019
  • The Department also expects the successful candidate to teach a survey of twentieth-century African-American history in addition to more specialized courses, and to participate in teaching the modern U.S. history survey
  • Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/52760): a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; a separate brief description of suggested courses; and three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2018.
    • just to expand on the highlighted bit, i've heard their interest in the caribbean angle is going to be a big part of this search--especially anyone working on the intersection between caribbean and african american. 
    • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2018-2019 and Ethnic American Literature 2019

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Boston College (USA: MA) Edit

  • The History Department at Boston College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American History.
  • All regional, topical, and methodological specializations will be welcome.
  • 2x2 teaching load
  • Potential applicants should be aware that Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a dedication to student formation at multiple levels and within an unabashedly liberal arts environment. 
  • Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; an article-length sample of research; and three letters of recommendation. Please address cover letters to the Chair of the Search Committee, History Department, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467.
  •  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in History by 31 August 2019.
  • In order to receive full consideration, applicants should ensure submission of their materials via https://apply.interfolio.com/52687. Interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in January 2019.
  • Deadline: 1 October 2018.

California State University, Long Beach (USA: CA), pref. Mexico or Central AmericaEdit

  • The History Department at California State University, Long Beach seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American History.
  • Geographic area open, although we are particularly interested in applicants with a specialization in Mexico or Central America.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2019.
  • Applicants should also have experience with, or demonstrated potential for, effective participation in faculty governance; as well as a demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
  • Please see job ad for a list of preferred qualifications.
  • Apply at: http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2517/index.html
  • Review of applications to begin December 1, 2018. Position open until filled.

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in International History (History of Latin America), to begin 2 Sept. 2019
  • The role holder will be expected to offer new courses at undergraduate level and at Masters level in the history of Latin America from c.1750 to the present day. They will also be expected to conduct and publish outstanding quality research.
  • We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in the history of Latin America; the research interests of candidates will need to show a global, international, transnational or comparative perspective.
  • PhD must be in-hand by 2 Sept. 2019
  • The role holder will have expertise and research interests in the history of Latin America from c.1750 to the present day; a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and a proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals, or with leading book publishers, in history; a clear, well developed, and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and the ability to teach history at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area advertised.
  • To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Dr Tanya Harmer t.harmer@lse.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018
  • intend to interview 27 - 28 Mar. 2019

Trinity University (USA:TX) - pref. MexicoEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the field of modern Latin American history to begin fall 2019.
  • Although the scholarly and teaching foci are open, we are particularly interested in a historian of modern Mexico. Additional expertise welcomed in new and emerging forms of digital history (or humanities), project-based learning, applied learning, and/or service learning.
  • The successful applicant will show have the Ph.D. in hand by 30 September 2019.
  • Send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to humanresources@trinity.edu.
  • Specific questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Ken Loiselle, at kloisell@trinity.edu.
  • Deadline 29 Oct. 2018

BrazilEdit

Princeton University (USA: NJ) - Asst. or Assoc. - Modern BrazilEdit

  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, or Tenured Associate Professor in Modern Brazil.
  • The time period and field of specialization are open, but the search will prioritize scholars who enhance existing thematic strengths in the department, including but not limited to: environmental history, transnational history, political history, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery and race, gender and sexuality, and post-emancipation society.
  • For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2019.
  • Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement outlining the dissertation or book as well as future plans, and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders.
  • Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7841
  • Review begins 8 Oct. 2018

ChileEdit

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CHI) - Contemporary History of ChileEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Contemporary History of Chile to begin in 2019.
  • The candidate must be able to teach in Spanish at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ph.D. in hand by the time of application. Degree must have been conferred no earlier than 2008.
  • Applicants must submit an application form, working plan, current research project, teaching portfolio, student evaluations (if available), a writing sample (40 pages max.), two letters of recommendation, resume, and degree certificate at mgayala@uc.cl. 
  • Further details available here  . 
  • Deadline: 29 June. 2018.