University of Utah, The Department of History
Assistant Professor in Latin American History (excluding Brazil)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Utah, United States|
The Department of History at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Latin American history, excluding Brazil, with an emphasis on the long nineteenth-century. This includes the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Specialization is open to all thematic areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of Latin America, including a two-course Latin American history survey, and, upon occasion, an undergraduate course on historical methods. An ability to teach one half of the World History survey is preferred, but not required. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to Utah’s initiative to increase Latinx student belonging and success https://diversity.utah.edu/strategic-plan/belonging/excelencia/.
History faculty have opportunities to participate in the University's Interdisciplinary programs in Latin American Studies, International Studies, and the School for Social and Cultural Transformation, which includes Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, and Disability Studies. The Center for Latin American Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center (NRC), is a part of a two-university partnership that grants the nation’s largest number of Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards for Latin American languages. The University of Utah is a national leader in Classical and Modern Náhuatl language and cultural studies, with a summer language institute and academic year course offerings.
PhD preferred but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition to a cover letter, CV, and writing sample, please submit a 1–2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications are due by Friday, November 3, 2023. When submitting their dossier, applicants should be prepared to submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders, whom our system will automatically contact for letters to support the application. In accordance with University of Utah policy, any offer of appointment is contingent upon final approval of the President and Board of Trustees of the University of Utah.
The Department of History is committed to removing barriers traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners as well as to spouses.
The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The city is home to diverse communities (19.9 % Latinx, including Afro-Latinx) and, given the city’s role as the governmental and social nerve center of the state, allows for numerous opportunities for engagement with a range of civic and political organizations. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Salt Lake City public schools are majority non-white. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language program in the country.
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|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Mexican History / Studies
World History / Studies