University of Southern Mississippi, History
Caribbean/Latin America Assistant Professor
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Mississippi, United States|
The University of Southern Mississippi History department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Caribbean or Latin American history. Applicants with an emphasis on slavery studies who will contribute to the department's existing strengths in Southern studies are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise, the successful candidate will teach introductory courses such as World Civilizations, survey courses in Latin American and Caribbean History, and direct theses and dissertations. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to further development of the department's Center for the Study of the Gulf South. Minimum qualifications are a doctorate in history by time of appointment, evidence of scholarly potential, and proof of effective teaching. Applicants must complete an online application at https://jobs.usm.edu, including the submission of a letter of application that addresses the candidate's potential as a scholar and as a teacher, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and either a chapter of the dissertation or a published article. Complete applications must be received by December 1, 2011, to ensure full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association meeting in January 2012. Position begins August 2012, contingent upon funding.
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university that enrolls nearly 17,000 students each year. Learn more at www.usm.edu. The Southern Miss Department of History's faculty includes award-winning scholars and teachers. The department offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students have the opportunity to explore the histories of North America (with a special emphasis on the American South), Africa and Europe. The Center for the Study of the Gulf South, inaugurated in 1998, organizes, promotes and disseminates interdisciplinary scholarship on the history and culture of the Gulf South and the Caribbean Basin and the connections between these two regions. To learn more, go to http://www.usm.edu/history/gcsouth.php.
The University of Southern Mississippi encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Please direct questions to Dr. Douglas B. Chambers, chair, Caribbean/Latin America Search Committee, The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of History, 118 College Drive #5047, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001; 601.266.5642; email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||World History / Studies