Johns Hopkins University - Homewood, Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLxS)
Program Director Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Maryland, United States|
|Position:||Administrator, Director, Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
The Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLxS) at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of Program Director with an appointment as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. This is a full-time, non-tenure accruing position with administrative, teaching, and advising responsibilities and no research expectations. Appointment rank will depend on teaching experience; Lecturer carries a 3-year renewable contract and Senior Lecturer a 5-year renewable contract. Responsibilities will begin in Summer 2022.
LACLxS launches in summer 2022 as the renewal of the former Program in Latin American Studies, founded at Johns Hopkins in 1989. LACLxS coordinates programming and curricular offerings related to the societies, peoples, and cultures of the Americas and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration, supports student and faculty research, and engages with scholars, community organizations, and leaders in the Baltimore region and beyond. As the Latinx population of the university and the city grows, LACLxS will ensure that Johns Hopkins remains a key site for studying the most pressing issues in the Americas, approaching the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latinx diaspora from both hemispheric and global perspective. The Program Director will have a central role in shaping the profile of LACLxS on campus and beyond.
The Program Director will work with the faculty chair(s) and advisory board to provide institutional continuity, supervise the major and minor, and facilitate programming.
- Teaching the introductory course in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies once a year, as required for the major. No additional teaching required, though opportunities for offering other courses may be possible if the person hired so desires.
- Assisting program faculty with the redesign and relaunch of the LACLxS major in the 2023-2024 academic year.
- Serving as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the minor and major.
- Coordinating the advising of all LACLxS majors and minors and directly advising majors and minors as needed.
- Consulting and working closely with the faculty chair(s) on curricular matters and programming.
- Directing the day-to-day operations of LACLxS, its courses, events, awards, and fellowships.
- Managing the annual LACLxS budget in coordination with finance staff.
- Overseeing the LACLxS Graduate Student Associate and their work for the program.
- Working with the chair(s) to produce the yearly Annual Report for LACLxS, and other reports as requested.
- Working with the chair(s) to represent the program at admissions, alumni, and other events on campus and beyond.
- Managing LACLxS alumni relations as needed and relevant.
- Coordinating all LACLxS communications (electronic, web, print, etc.), collaborating with the Graduate Student Associate and the KSAS Communications office as needed
Salary starts at $65,000 plus benefits.
A Ph.D. is required, but we will accept applications from doctoral students expected to fulfill Ph.D. degree requirements by September 1, 2022. Prior administrative and teaching experience is preferred, as are language abilities related to the program (Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, or indigenous languages of the Americas.). Queer, trans, and scholars of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should include:
- a cover letter detailing your administrative and teaching experience
- a CV
- the names and contact information for three references
Letters of recommendation may be gathered at a later stage. All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/106891.
Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/106891
Contact Prof. Casey Lurtz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Christy Thornton (email@example.com) with any questions.
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Chicana/o History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Immigration History / Studies
Mexican History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies