Assistant Professor in the History of Modern Mexico
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Mexico, United States|
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO seeks applications for an Assistant Professorship in the History of Modern Mexico with an anticipated start date of August 2018. The position is probationary leading to a tenure decision. The University of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque, is New Mexico’s flagship institution ranked a “very high activity” Carnegie Research University that has also been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The History Department features strong interconnected teaching and graduate programs on Latin America and the U.S. West, and works closely with the Latin American Studies Program (undergraduate and graduate degrees). The successful candidate will find excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, research, and program development at UNM, including the Title-VI funded Latin American and Iberian Institute and other cross-campus initiatives. We seek an excellent teacher and scholar who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Mexican history as well as the second half of the Latin American history survey (182). The successful candidate will have been awarded the Ph.D. in History or a related discipline, by date of appointment, and will demonstrate the qualifications summarized below:
Minimum qualification: (1) PhD in History, or a related discipline, with significant training in modern Mexican history by date of appointment.
Preferred qualifications: (1) a record of publication or commitment to publish within the field of modern Mexican History; (2) teaching experience at the university or college level including demonstrable ability to teach upper-division courses in 20th – 21st century Mexican History, the second half of the Latin American History survey (1822-present), and courses in the Latin American Studies or International Studies program (3) demonstrable ability to mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels. (4) Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as ability to work with broadly diverse communities.
Required documents: A complete application consists of (1) a signed letter of application detailing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, and teaching experience, etc.) and the names of three references and their contact information (see instructions below for sending reference letters); (2) a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae (please include an email address and telephone number); (3) an article length writing sample of scholarly work as a PDF file; (4) a sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course and a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach; (5) teaching evaluations, if available; and (6) official transcript.
Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they can be contacted and to post the candidate name at the top of each page submitted. The above materials must be submitted electronically at https://unmjobs.unm.edu, and reference requisition number 2615. In addition, please request that three letters of reference be sent either to the department’s postal or e-mail address. Signed e-mail letters of reference may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line
Melissa Bokovoy, Dept. Chair
Department of History
Phone: (505) 277-2451
|Primary Category:||Mexican History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies