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- 2.1 Hampden-Sydney College (USA:VA)
- 2.2 Kenyon College (USA:OH)
- 2.3 Lake Forest College (USA:IL) - Latin American and Latinx Studies
- 2.4 Marian University (USA: IN) - Latin American History, History of Medicine, or History of Science
- 2.5 University College London (UK: Eng) - Visiting Lecturer of Latin America [Non-TT]
- 2.6 University College London (UK:Eng) - Caribbean [Non-tt]
- 2.7 University of Leeds (UK:Eng) - Caribbean [Non-TT]
- 2.8 University of Nevada, Reno (USA: NV) - [Non-TT: Postdoctoral Scholar]
- 2.9 University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - [Non-TT: Postdoctoral Scholar]
- 2.10 University of Richmond (USA:VA) - [Non-TT: Visiting Lecturer]
- 2.11 University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX) - [Non-TT: Lecturer]
- 2.12 University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT]
- 2.13 University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI)
- 2.14 Vassar College (USA:NY)
- 2.15 Wichita State University (USA: KS) [non-TT:VAP]
- 3 Colonial
- 4 Modern
- 5 Brazil
- 6 Mexico
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- Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History
- Subfields and specialties are open, though candidates with expertise or teaching interests in indigenous history, economic history and development, critical race theory, and transpacific history are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester sequence in Latin American history, upper-division classes in the candidate’s specialty, and classes contributing to the minor program in Latin American Studies. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to college-wide programs such as Global Cultures, Western Culture, and Rhetoric.
- Job link: http://www.hsc.edu/faculty-and-staff/dean-of-faculty/faculty-positions-available
- Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Address the letter to Dr. James Frusetta, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review begins: 10 Dec. 2020
- First-round virtual interviews are anticipated for January; we will ask candidates selected for those preliminary interviews to provide a sample of research, teaching evaluations, and a statement on how you foster equity and inclusion both within the classroom and in co-curricular interactions with students. Spring on-campus visits would be undertaken if the situation with Covid-19 safely allows them.
- [8 Jan.] Contacted for Zoom interview
- [29 Jan.] Any updates?
- [29 Jan.] Request for virtual campus visit
- [10 March] Offer made and accepted
- [19 March] Still awaiting my rejection email.
- Tenure-track position in the history of Latin America, beginning July 1, 2021
- Area and time-period of specialization within Latin American History are open, but candidates who conceptualize their teaching across Central and South America and the Spanish Caribbean are especially welcome.
- We seek a creative colleague who can build on our current global curriculum.
- Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment.
- Any questions? Email Patrick Bottiger, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com
- To apply, http://careers.kenyon.edu.
- Application materials: Cover letter and CV.
- More materials - letters of recommendation, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and teaching philosophy - will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage.
- Review of applications will begin on 20 January 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
- [28 Jan] Google Meet interview
- I am impressed that they looked over 200 applications and asked for further materials in 7 days.
- Me too...
- Lol, I think this means they probably did not look too closely at 200 applications.
- [17 Feb] Any updates?
- [23 Feb] Phone call request for virtual campus visit
Lake Forest College (USA:IL) - Latin American and Latinx Studies
- Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American and Latinx Studies
- PhD in History, Political Science, Latin American Studies, or related field. Preferred geographic specializations include Mexico and/or Spanish-speaking Latin America, including the Caribbean.
- Preferred thematic specializations include indigenous history, empire and colonialism, immigration/migration and diaspora, borderlands, social movements, social justice, education, art, social and racial issues, public policy, and/or political economy.
- Teaching load is 3-3.
- Experience teaching in both English and Spanish is preferred.
- Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Job posting: https://foresternet.lakeforest.edu/offices-and-departments/human-resources
- Review begins 25 November 2020 and continues until position filled
- [14 Dec] Any updates?
- [14 Dec] Not yet
- [17 Dec] Boilerplate rejection email
- [17 Dec] Yup! Generic rejection email here too!
Marian University (USA: IN) - Latin American History, History of Medicine, or History of Science
- Tenure-track faculty in Latin American History, History of Medicine, or History of Science
- Preferred sub-specialization in Criminal Justice, Public Health, or Sociology
- Experience with online education is strongly desired.
- Hire is expected to actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University-Indianapolis.
- Teaching load: 4x4 (24 credits per academic year)
- Job link: https://www.marian.edu/about-marian/human-resources/employment-opportunities
- Application materials: CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work
- All applications should be submitted to email@example.com
- Review begins 31 December 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
- Anyone know anything about this institution, like the experiences of faculty there? (18 Dec.)
- Any updates [17 February]
- Campus visits began this week [26 Feb]
University College London (UK: Eng) - Visiting Lecturer of Latin America [Non-TT]
- The Institute of the Americas at the University College London invites applications for a fixed-term Lecturer (Teaching) in Latin American History (3 years)
- The post will provide cover for Professor Paulo Drinot.
- Required: PhD in Latin American History
- Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)
- The post will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level including a large 30-credit survey module on the History and Politics of Latin America since 1930.
- The post holder will also supervise or assist with supervision of MA dissertations.
- Queries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Jonathan Bell, Head of Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Please submit a CV along with the standard application form.
- Apply online at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/
- Deadline: 16 Feb. 2021
- Anyone know if non-UK nationals can apply?
- Yes, non-UK nationals can apply
- [19 Feb] Interview requested
- Position filled
University College London (UK:Eng) - Caribbean [Non-tt]
Please note the short advertising period of this post may mean UCL are unable to sponsor work visas; please check before applying.
- 12 month Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Caribbean History, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
- The post has been created to cover the AHRC-funded research leave of our Caribbean historian, Dr Kate Quinn. The postholder will lead our MA programme in Caribbean and Latin American Studies, including convening two postgraduate taught Masters modules. The postholder will also convene a 15-credit undergraduate optional module (c. 20 students), and contribute to UG and Master’s lectures.
- The successful candidate will have a PhD in Caribbean History or a related subject in the history and cultures of the Americas, either awarded or with viva date set. They will be fluent in spoken and written academic English and have experience of research and teaching or other employment in the field of the history and cultures of the Americas
- Deadline: 23 May 2021
University of Leeds (UK:Eng) - Caribbean [Non-TT]
- Teaching Fellow (~VAP) in Caribbean History Fixed term (For 12 months from 1st September 2021)
- You will carry out teaching in Caribbean History from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, with a particular focus on mobility, slavery and emancipation; popular culture; and decolonisation. You will have a PhD in the history of the Caribbean, or a cognate discipline (or be close to submission) and relevant teaching experience
- Deadline: 7 Jul. 2021
University of Nevada, Reno (USA: NV) - [Non-TT: Postdoctoral Scholar]
- twelve-month Postdoctoral Scholar position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.
- Ph.D. in History or related field must be in hand by time of appointment. Degree must have been received within the last five years.
- Teaching Load: 2/2: The fellow will be expected to teach the Colonial and Modern Latin American History survey courses and Mexican History, in addition to their choice of a course on such topics as Brazilian History, Cuban History, Andean History, Drugs and Security in the Americas, Religion and Society in Latin America, Slavery and Race in Latin America, Aztec History, or the Cuban Revolution.
- In addition to teaching, the fellow is also expected to advance their own research agenda, direct undergraduate theses and graduate independent studies as requested, and serve on departmental committees.
- Attach the following attachments to your application 1) Resume/CV, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Contact Information for Three Professional References, 4) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying, 5) One research-based writing sample (approximately article or chapter-length)
- Review begins 3 May 2021
University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - [Non-TT: Postdoctoral Scholar]
- The Latin American and Latinx Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship on "Dispossessions of Territory and Bodies among Latin American and Latinx Communities."
- The successful candidate will be a scholar who focuses on Latin America and/or its diaspora; has completed a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or related fields between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2021 on a topic related to dispossessions or social exclusion; possesses high-level competence and research capability in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or an Indigenous language of Latin America; and demonstrates exceptional academic promise as a teacher and scholar.
- The term of this appointment will begin on July 1, 2021 and will be for one year.
- If the candidate has not yet defended their dissertation, please also include a letter from the dissertation supervisor confirming that the PhD will be completed by June 30, 2021.
- Applications should include a cover letter, CV, transcript, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, 1-2 writing samples, 1 course description, 3 letters of reference.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/86121
- Consideration of applications will begin on 3 May 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
- [1 Jun] Has anyone heard anything?
University of Richmond (USA:VA) - [Non-TT: Visiting Lecturer]
- Non-tenure track appointment, one-year visiting assistant professor position in Latin American History renewable for up to two years after the initial year, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need.
- The area of specialization is Latin America; but the area of concentration is open.
- We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education.
- The teaching load is 6 courses per year. Experience with instructional technologies is required.
- Submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals; and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy.
- Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.
- Review of applications will commence on 31 March 2021
- Questions must addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Manuella Meyer, email@example.com
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX) - [Non-TT: Lecturer]
- 3 year non-tenure track position as Lecturer I of History beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year
- The ideal candidate will have specialized in Latin American history and will be able to complement department strengths. Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of one year's experience teaching at an institution of higher education.
- Applicants should have a Ph.D. from an accredited university in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of effective teaching, and experience and/or interest in online course development.
- Letter of interest should address candidate's qualifications for the position and how those qualifications would contribute to student success at UTRGV. Indicate that you are applying for position of 3YA Lecturer in Latin American History. Primarily responsible for teaching U. S. history surveys and, as needed, occasional advanced courses in area of specialization and world history surveys. Research agenda is encouraged.
- To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2121762
- Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 April 2021
- Deadline is 10 February on the university site
- Interview request [18 February]
- Update: First question was on general knowledge about Brownsville. Position is actually for a U.S. historian. Candidate can propose to teach one upper-division course on Latin America a year. Decision will be made on March 1.
University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT]
NB: the short advertising period may mean the university are unable to sponsor work visas; please check before applying
- Teaching Fellow (14 month contract, 1 August 2021 - 30 September 2022) in Latin American History
- Teaching: You will teach on the first year module ‘HI115 Latin American Themes and Problems’ and on the third year module ‘AM420 Space, Place and Movement in Atlantic Slave Societies: Brazil, Cuba and West Africa, 1791-1888’ by delivering some lectures and taking seminar groups. You will also be expected to contribute to first year core teaching on the module ‘HI153 Making of the Modern World’ and supervise final-year dissertations.
- Deadline: 31 May 2021
University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI)
- Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the History of Latin America
- Any thematic field (including the Spanish-speaking Caribbean) and period of specialization
- Ph.D. in History or related field by start of appointment.
- Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (229399-FA), click on "Apply Now"
- Required: CV, cover letter, writing sample of roughly 35 pages, and 3 letters of reference
- Contact is Leonora Neville: LNeville@wisc.edu
- For full consideration, apply by 24 January 2021.
- [24 Feb] zoom interview x 2
- [26 Feb] Rejection email x 2. Anyone know how many applications they received? What a horrible market.
- [19 March] Request for additional materials x 2
- any post-zoom rejections?
- [23 March] Campus visit request x 2
- Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History
- Field of specialization is open, but the successful applicant will be able to offer courses on the history of the region from the pre-Columbian period to the contemporary era. At least one course should focus on the pre-1800 history of the region. Candidates who can contribute to one or several of Vassar's rich multidisciplinary programs (such as Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Women's Studies, or Environmental Studies) are especially encouraged to apply
- Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., writing sample (roughly 30 pages), graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be addressed to Latin American History Search Committee and submitted online at employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53047. Address any questions to History Administrative Assistant, Michelle Whalen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- All applicants must apply online at: https://apptrkr.com/1981112.
- Review begins: 1 Oct. 2020 and continues until position filled
- Any updates?
- [2 Dec] Zoom interview [2x]
- [12 Jan] Any updates?
- [4 Feb] Heard position has been filled.
- 3 year visiting assistant professor position in Department of History beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year
- Candidates should have a terminal degree in History with a concentration in Latinx studies or Latin American studies. Sub specialties may include (1) Afro-Latin studies 2) Ethnic studies (3) Language (4) Women’s studies (5) Hemispheric studies (6) Borderlands
- Job link: https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/20137
- Candidates should submit a letter of application and C.V.
- Ad posted 4 March 2021; position open until filled.
Durham University (UK:Eng) - Early Modern American History (North and/or South America)
- Assistant Professor in Early Modern American History (North and/or South America), to begin 1 Sept. 2021
- See full posting (link above) at North_American_History_2020-21
- Deadline: 22 Feb 2021
- Senior/Lecturer (~asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in the History of Colonialism in Latin America c.1492-1800
- Such a person would be an expert in the historical interactions of indigenous and colonial societies in the transnational context of Latin America in this period, with specific focus on Spain’s colonies. S/he could be working in political and social history, environmental humanities, historical geography, textual and/or visual cultural studies, history of science, knowledge and medicine, the circulation of manuscripts and books, race, religion and empire; we are open to a wide range of specialisms.
- Deadline: 10 Jan. 2021
- Saw on Twitter that this position has been filled.
- Assistant Professor, Modern Latin American History to teach undergraduate surveys and electives, and graduate colloquia emphasizing the post-independence era of Latin American history
- Minimum Requirements: Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in History.
- Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education.
- Submit CV and cover letter at https://apply.interfolio.com/81487
- Apply by 15 January 2021
- Is this a TT hire? Also, didn't BC recently hire a Modern Latin Americanist?
- Yeah, they did recently hire a Modern Latin Americanist. Maybe she's leaving? According to the Chronicle posting (link above), this is a tenure-track position. (3 Dec.)
- Not a real search, don't bother.
- Care to elaborate?
- What is the deal with this?
- [March 1] Boilerplate rejection. Email mentions that committee received over 70 applications.
- not just boilerplate--dismissive and disrespectful tone. And if 70 applications were received, that would make it among the smallest pool of candidates in any search this year. Really upholding the Jesuit tradition, guys.
- There was nothing dismissive or disrespectful about the rejection I received. It was a perfectly okay rejection letter, signed by the chair. It contained information about the applicant pool, said the decision was extremely difficult, and wished us (the unsuccessful candidates) luck.
- The letter was certainly not the most generous, but it was also far from the most dismissive I've seen in recent years. For a first-rate institution like Boston College, I agree we could expect more. The job posting was also arguably designed to limit the number of candidates and that's a whole other issue. I presume many of us that applied primarily work on 20th century Latin America and it was never clear if that was even welcomed.
- So did anyone get an interview for this?
College of the Holy Cross (USA:MA) - [Non-TT, Visiting]
- Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in Modern Latin American History
- We welcome applications from scholars whose research area focuses in Latin American history from either the nineteenth or twentieth centuries
- Teaching Load: 3/3
- In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion
- For full consideration: 26 Mar. 2021
- [April 6] Interview request. I had to cancel the interview because recently hired.
Haverford College (USA:PA) - [non-TT, Visiting Asst. Prof.]
- Visiting Assistant Professor of History for the academic year 2021-2022
- Seeking specialist in modern Caribbean and/or modern Latin American history
- Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are African American and Latinx research agendas that take hemispheric approaches.
- Course load: 3x2
- Required: cover letter, c. v., writing sample, and three letters of recommendation
- Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/85992
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- Job ad posted 6 April 2021
- Assistant Professor, modern Latin America; load: 12 cr./semester (4/4)
- The ideal candidate will also be able to teach advanced seminars on the history of at least one other world region and/or Indigenous peoples. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work intersects with Decolonial and Critical Indigenous Studies.
- Candidates should submit a cover letter, vita, teaching statement, diversity statement, and unofficial transcripts in a single pdf file to email@example.com. In addition, they should arrange for three confidential reference letters to be sent to the same email address.
- Apply by 5 March 2021.
- [10 March] Zoom Interview
- [10 March] Zoom Interview
- [10 March] Interview request
- [25 March] Received thoughtful rejection email for campus interview
- [25 March] Request for Virtual Campus Visit
Loyola University (USA:LA) - from 1800 [Non-TT: VAP]
- Visiting assistant professor of Latin American History 1800–present
- All applicants must have the Ph. D. in hand by August 2021.
- Applicants must be able to teach a variety of courses on the history of Latin America as well as Global History surveys courses to 1650 and from 1500.
- Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email (Interfolio preferred) to Dr. Mark Fernandez, Chair, Department of History, Loyola University New Orleans at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline: 15 Feb. 2021
- [15 March] Has anyone heard anything from this job?
Verto Education - [Non-TT; Field Instructor]
- Modern Latin American History Instructor to teach study-abroad course in Latin America for three months (February to May 2021).
- MA or PhD in History required
- Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in college-level classroom teaching.
- Preferred geographic specializations include Mexico and/or Spanish-speaking Latin America, including the Caribbean.
- High-level syllabi are designed by Course Directors. You will bring the course alive for students through a dynamic combination of classroom instruction and experiential field work.
- This course is a three credit “block” course taught in 4 week increments to 3 separate cohorts of students (1-2 cohorts each month for up to three months). Each cohort has a maximum of 25 students.
- Compensation includes salary, housing, insurance, some meals, and all travel expenses related to the position.
- This position is based in a remote setting. Instructors may be required to live in close quarters with other instructors such as in a shared apartment.
- Travel required 100% of the time.
- Accredited through Richard Bland College of William & Mary.
- Job posting: https://vertoeducation1.applytojob.com/apply/ZKu19RszsB/Field-Instructor-Modern-Latin-American-History?source=Academic+Wiki
- No deadline indicated
University of Houston (USA:TX) - 20th century Mexico
- Tenure-track assistant professor specializing in twentieth-century Mexican history, the Dirty War, and the War on Drugs in Mexico between 1969-1985
- The candidate should have five years of teaching experience.
- Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. in History by July 2021.
- A strong record of publications, with journal articles and book chapters in Spanish and in English are essential to the position.
- The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.
- Candidate will teach introductory, upper level, and graduate courses on the history of Modern Mexico, Cold War in Latin America, political violence in Latin America, the role of women in movements of resistance in Mexico and in Latin America, and Human Rights.
- Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Philip Howard at email@example.com
- Apply at jobs.uh.edu under the faculty employment link.
- Complete applications should include a letter of introduction, CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references.
- Review begins: 20 Oct. 2020 and continues until position filled