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Job Alert: Sarah Lawrence College, International Relations (TT)

Dear readers, Sarah Lawrence College is conducting a search for candidates to fill a tenure-track position in International Relations. What piqued our interest about this posting was that one of the qualities they’re looking for in applicants is a research/teaching specialization in cross-border mobility and forced migration. As such, we wanted to bring it to your attention.

Here is the full list of qualities given in the announcement:

[R]esearch and teaching interests focus on at least two of the following: international organizations and institutions; feminist international relations; race and international relations; strategic and security studies; peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention; conflict prevention, peacebuilding and statebuilding; human rights, reconciliation and justice; cross-border mobility and forced migration; global environmental governance and challenges; global political economy and inequality.

You must have your PhD at the time of appointment, as well as teaching experience. Preferred candidates should show strength in undergraduate teaching and student development.

The deadline to apply is October 13, 2017, and the position begins in the fall of 2018.

For more information, or to apply, follow the link.


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Job Alert: Race & Ethnicity in US History (TT)

Dear readers, the University of Toledo’s History Department has launched a search for applicants to fill a tenure-track position for a Modern American Historian whose work focuses on race and ethnicity. The selected candidate will teach U.S. and World History surveys, as well as upper-level and graduate (MA & PhD) courses in U.S. History, historiography, and methods.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, teaching experience (evaluations, syllabi, etc.), and a writing sample, plus four letters of recommendation.

The department will begin evaluating submissions on June 30th and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have a PhD in History or have scheduled their defense by October 1st, 2017. The position is scheduled to begin in fall 2017.

For more information, or to apply, follow the link.

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Job Alert: PCB-AHA Executive Director

Dear readers, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association reached out to us to inform you that they’re conducting a search for a new executive director and institutional home. The position begins on January 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is July 1st, and applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, full CV, and two letters of recommendation (including one from a department chair or dean describing the support the institution will offer). Potential applicants should speak to their chair or dean about this position and the support they can provide. Preferred applicants will have tenure and be involved with the PCB-AHA. In addition, the search has listed specific responsibilities for the director, which are:

* Planning and oversight of the annual meeting;
* Coordinating and communicating with the AHA;
* Oversight of the program of the annual meeting;
* Coordinating fundraising for the organization;
* Oversight and monitoring of the prize committees and nominating committee;
* Hosting and updating the PCB website;
* Working effectively with the PCB President, Council, and PCB committees: the local arrangements committee and program committee appointed for each annual meeting, the standing finance committee (to oversee investments, maintain bank records, prepare taxes with the accountant, solicit patron support, and write the annual financial report), and the nominating and prize committees.

Please submit applications via email to Katherine Morrissey, current president of the PCB-AHA, and Janet Ward, chair of the search committee. Interviews are expected to be conducted at the annual meeting of the PCB-AHA, which will be held at CSU Northridge from August 3-5, this year. Potential applicants are also encouraged to reach out to members of the search committee if they have question. For more information, visit the listing.

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Job Alert: TCU U.S. History, One-year lecturer

Dear readers, we wanted to bring to your attention a job search that Texas Christian University is conducting for a lecturer in U.S. History. The job description notes that the Department of History is looking for individuals who can teach US I & II, as well as upper division courses with themes such as “Multicultural America,” “The African-American Experience,” and “Latinos/as in U.S. History.” For those of you with training in Borderlands history and the US West, it seems like the position might be a good fit.

The successful candidate must have completed her PhD in History by the time of appointment and also show a strong commitment to teaching. The position is for one year with a 4-4 course load during that time. The review of applications begins on May 29th, and the call for applications will remain open until the position if filled.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and sample syllabus. As of writing this post, it appears that the dossier service is offline, but you can reach out to the search committee chair, Alan Gallay for more information. In addition to these materials, two confidential letters of recommendation will need to be uploaded by the letter writers to the dossier service or emailed to Human Resources.

For more information about TCU’s History Department, follow the link.

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Job Alert: Latina/o Studies, UMKC

Dear readers, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is looking to fill an opening in its Latina/Latino Studies (LLS) program at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor, depending on the experience of the successful candidate. The call is open to all fields and research backgrounds. From the announcement:

…the successful candidate will possess excellent pedagogical skills teaching a variety of university courses, as well as a record of scholarship and/or service in the field of Latina/o Studies, Afro-Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, or related fields.

This faculty person will teach core LLS courses in our undergraduate minor, including the introductory course, as well as LLS-related courses from their respective discipline. All LLS courses are open to students in all disciplines and some courses can be explicitly cross-listed in other disciplines and can accept graduate students.

The faculty hired is expected to contribute to the program’s efforts of enhancing interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service. This faculty is expected to contribute to both strengthen and diversify the current minor and explore opportunities to expand the Latina/Latino Studies with a graduate certificate, a major, and, eventually, a master program.

To receive full consideration, submit your application by January 15, 2017. For more information, or to apply, follow the link.

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Job Alert: Assistant Professor (TT) in Latin American History at Loyola

Dear readers, the Department of History at Loyola University Chicago is looking to fill a tenure-track position in Latin American history (open to all periods and regions). Preference is given for specialists who have experience in public and urban history. The successful candidate will work with the school’s Latina/o Studies program, as well. deadline to apply is November 30th. From the announcement:

The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in Latin American History, including the introduction to Latin American History survey that is part of the university core curriculum. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Latin American Studies Program and will be able to participate in expanding the academic planning and intellectual life of the Program. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, teaching, and student mentorship.

For more information, or to apply, follow the link.

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Job Alert: UConn Latina/o Studies, Tenure-Track

Dear readers, the Department of History and the Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies is conducting a search to fill a tenure-track position. They are especially looking for candidates who can teach “Puerto Rican history, Latin American/Caribbean history before 1900, U.S. Latina/o History, Gender/Sexuality history, Legal history, and Brazilian history.” Also, the preferred date for submissions is fast approaching, October 28. From the posting:

…the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Latin American, Caribbean and/or U.S. Latina/o History, for any chronological specialization. The candidate will be jointly appointed with El Instituto; the tenure home will be in History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in one or more of these fields, together with more advanced courses in the candidate’s area of interest. This person will be expected to develop a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high quality publications.  As jointly appointed faculty, teaching and service will be equally divided between History and El Instituto…

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and, high quality publications, and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

For more information, or to apply, follow the link.

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Double Job Alert: Chicanx/Latinx Studies, tenure-track openings

Dear readers, we wanted to let you know about to tenure-track opportunities in Chicanx/Latinx Studies with application deadlines quickly approaching. The first is at California State University Channel Island, where the Chicana/o Studies program is seeking to hire a new assistant professor. From the job description:

Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on (in)justice issues, broadly defined, that may include the criminal justice system, prison industrial complex, law and socio-economic inequality; we are also interested in candidates whose interdisciplinary work focuses on discourse analysis and visual critique that blends theory and practice, film, multi-media, art, music, critical race, gender, and queer studies.

The successful candidate must have earned a PhD in Chicana/o Studies or an equivalent field by time of appointment, moreover, while preference is given to current PhD holder, ABDs will also be considered. The deadline to apply is November 1st. For more information, follow the link.

Today’s second job alert comes from the other side of the country at Kennesaw State University in northern Georgia. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department is looking for candidates to fill a 9-month tenure track position in Latinx or American Studies. The successful candidate will join the department at the rank of assistant professor with a 3/3 course load. ABDs will also be considered in the application process. From the description:

The professor will teach undergraduate courses for the Latin American/Latin@ Studies program and undergraduate and graduate courses in the American Studies program. Possible courses might include Introduction to Latin American/Latin@ Studies; Introduction to American Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels; Popular Culture of the Americas; and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

For more information, or to apply, follow the link. The deadline to submit an application is October 24th.

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Job Alert: Northern Arizona University

Dear readers, the Department of History at Northern Arizona University has launched a job search to fill a tenure-track position in Native American or Indigenous History. The successful candidate would enter at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning next fall. S/he will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as develop scholarship that contributes to “indigenous histories in a global context.”

The major themes of study the department specializes in are “Global/Comparative history; Environment & Health; Colonialism and Nationalism; Class, Race, & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality; and Public History.” Candidates whose work can address aspects of these topics will have preference in the hiring process.

A PhD must be completed by August 2017. Salary range is $54,000-$58,000, depending on experience. Although the position will remain open until filled, the review of applications begins on October 24, 2016.

For more information, or to apply, follow the link.


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Job Alert: Chicana/o Studies, Loyola Marymount

Dear readers, we missed this announcement from a few weeks ago, but wanted to make you are aware of it just in case. Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Chicana/o Studies is conducting a search for two candidates, one who will enter the faculty as an assistant professor and the other as an associate professor. The positions are scheduled to begin by August 2017.

For the position of associate professor, the department is looking for individuals with a PhD in social sciences or a related interdisciplinary field. They are particularly interested in scholars from the fields of Psychology, Economics, Urban Studies, Environmental studies, and Sociology. The preferred candidates must “have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies that include quantitative research methods at the introductory undergraduate level, though candidates who use and can teach qualitative methods also are encouraged to apply.”

For the position of assistant professor, the department is seeking applicants who have completed a PhD by the time of hire with experience in comparative ethnic studies. This call for candidates is open in terms of discipline.

The teaching load is 2-2-2-3 spread across two years for tenure-track faculty. Also, from the announcement:

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 1, 2016 or until filled. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to (preferred) or to mailing address:

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Ph.D., Chair

Department of Chicana/o Studies

Loyola Marymount University

1 LMU Drive, Suite 4700

Los Angeles, CA  90045

For more information about LMU or the positions, visit the announcement page at H-Net.

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