Florida Atlantic University, History
Assistant Professor, Latin American History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Florida, United States|
Latin American History. The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History. Candidates will exhibit promise of excellence in research and teaching and demonstrate a commitment to generating externally funded grants. Research fields and subfield specializations are open but those with expertise in public/digital history or LGBTQ history are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching load is typically 2-3 and will include the world history surveys and the historical methods course required of majors, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in modern Latin American history and in the candidate’s subfield.
Three of the university’s major strategic initiatives are the academic engagement with and promotion of Peace, Justice and Human Rights, Diversity, and South Florida Cultures. The ideal candidate would become involved substantively in one or more of these (https://www.fau.edu/provost/files/approved.plan2015.pdf). The faculty member also would be encouraged to participate in the college’s PhD in Comparative Studies program and in the development of an “Americas” multi-disciplinary area of excellence. The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks to hire a multidisciplinary group of faculty with a research-intensive focus on the transhistorical African Diaspora in the Americas. These faculty will join current faculty who contribute to the overall hemispheric studies emphasis of the college's Americas' Initiative, taking advantage of FAU's unique location at the nexus of South America, North America and the Caribbean. The College seeks scholars wishing to engage with the diverse FAU student body, multicultural South Florida, community partners such as the Perez Art Museum and the UM Cuban Heritage Collection, Hispanic Unity of Florida, the Kislak Center, among others, and institutional exchange programs in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Given FAU’s status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, research and teaching intersections with Latin American and Latinx cultural, social and artistic histories are also welcome.
PhD must be in hand by the time of the appointment, though advanced ABDs will be considered. The cover letter should address candidate’s research and teaching qualifications as well as indicate availability for an initial Skype interview. Send any inquiries to Dr. Adrian Finucane, Chair, Search Committee, Latin American History Search, at email@example.com.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Professor on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcript scanned into an electronic format, and a writing sample (one article or book chapter).
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ07382.
Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.
FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on October 4th and will continue until the position is filled.
Dr. Adrian Finucane, Chair
Latin American History Search Committee
Department of History
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Dr. Adrian Finucane, Chair
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies