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Aberdeen University (Scotland)[]

  • Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Hispanic Studies in the area of Latin American studies
  • Deadline August 27, 2010.
  • Rejection email received 11/18. I'd already given up.

Adelphi University[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American history beginning fall, 2011
  • Ph.D. by time of appointment and some teaching experience required.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news on this position? (11/22)
  • E-mail request for dissertation chapters (11/23) x 6 (11/23)
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/8) X 7
  • offered campus visit x 4
  • offer made

Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)[]

  • The Department of History at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Latin American History (scholars of the Atlantic world whose research focuses on the Iberian Peninsula and its colonies will be considered). A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is expected.
  • Besides their area of expertise, the successful candidate will teach both halves of Augustana’s Western Civilization sequence.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until Friday, October 22, 2010.
  • 11/8: Email received announcing a short list of candidates for campus interviews.
  • 12/15: Email received announcing offer accepted.

Bloomfield College []

  • Tenure-track Assistant professorship in Latin American and Caribbean History
  • The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load, including both a three part Latin American-Caribbean History survey and upper division courses.
  • The ideal candidate should be prepared to head a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean History and would have a secondary specialization in public history, Atlantic World, or Empire.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until February 1.
  • any news?
  • Invited for a phone interview next week.
  • contacted for campus visit (2/23)
  • Position has been offered and accepted.

Emory University []

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latin American History to begin in Fall 2011.
  • Area of specialization is open. Possible thematic emphases include, but are not limited to, empire, colonialism, postcolonialism, and identity formation (especially national identity, ethnicity, gender and race).
  • Deadline November 15, 2010.
  • Any news here?
  • AHA interviews will be scheduled at the end of the second week of December
  • AHA interview request 12/9
  • - did they finish calling all candidates for AHA? did they??
  • all candidates for AHA have been contacted
  • Any news here?
  • By now, I think they must have contacted the finalists for on-campus iterviews
  • You think? or you know they did?
  • I'd love to hear either way...
  • Not sure they have contacted finalists but it's been three weeks so...
  • finalists contacted
  • email or mail? sigh. i guess no news is bad news...
  • when were you contacted? can you say?
  • ?? i'm not an applicant, but my colleague said he received an email about an upcoming job talk
  • last job talk (third) to take place sometime this week 2/10
  • offer made and accepted to asst prof brazilianist

Georgia College & State University []

  • Tenure-track position as an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history
  • Teaching experience is very desirable. Applicant should be able to engage students in a liberal arts environment in which the primary emphasis is teaching.
  • Review of applications begins on 15 October 2010
  • Deadline is now 15 November 2010, as indicated on H-Net
  • References contacted 11/18
  • Phone interview scheduled for next week 11/22 (x2)
  • any news since the phone interviews?
  • Campus interview scheduled 12/6

Hebrew University of Jerusalem []

  • Tenure-track or tenured position in "Romance and Latin American Studies"
  • Deadline October 3, 2010.

King's College London (UK)[]

  • Lecturer for King's Brazil Institute. The field for the appointment is open, but themes of particular interest for the Institute are Brazil and global politics; creative and cultural industries; environmental policy; the political economy of energy; law, justice, and human rights; public health and social policy; and Brazilian history.
  • Deadline 24 September 2010.
  • 11/1 - Interviews of finalists held this week
  • 11/28 - Offer accepted

Loyola Marymount University[]

  • Full-time, entry-level, tenure-track position in the history of colonial or post-colonial Latin America.
  • Deadline November 5, 2010.
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • AHA Interview scheduled 12/7 (+3)
  • campus visit scheduled (+4)
  • offer made

Minnesota State University, Mankato []

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor appointment in History beginning August 15, 2011.
  • A Ph.D. with emphasis in Latin American History is required prior to the date of hire.
  • Primary responsibilities include: Effective teaching, continuing preparation, student advising, service, and scholarly activities, teaching Latin American History, and teaching general education world history or US history surveys.
  • Phone interviews have been conducted.
  • Offer made and accepted

Morehouse College[]

  • The History Department at Morehouse College has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean history.
  • Candidates should submit applications by January 10, 2011
  • any news? --nope (1/28)
  • nothing yet? (3/4)
  • Got a letter in the mail today informing me that I've been selected for a campus visit. It was dated 3/2. I thought it was a rejection at first being so used to getting contacted via email or the phone. 3/7
  • congrats! did you interview with them on the phone before getting this notification?
  • Thanks! no, I didn't interview over the phone with them. I think that they are just going straight to campus interviews.
  • thank you for the response and good luck!


  • Faculty Fellow in Latin American History
    • request for more materials via email 1/24

Southeast Missouri State University []

  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
  • Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 2011) in Latin American History, with secondary teaching field(s) to complement departmental strengths
  • Applications must be received by November 30, 2010.
  • AHA interview scheduled. 11/10 x4
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • offer made

University of Central Oklahoma[]

  • The University of Central Oklahoma seeks qualified candidates to apply for the position of Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of History to begin August 2011.
  • Assistant professor level in the history of Latin America. Secondary teaching areas that would be welcome include Atlantic World, Early America, and /or Spanish Borderlands.
  • Ph.D. is required by time of employment.
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
  • I saw this job ad again in with a new deadline:March 21. Does anyone know anything about this? (3/10)
  • i guess it might be early but has anyone been contacted?
  • Nope. I wrote the contact person from the department regarding the schedule but I received no answer.
  • I wrote the contact person about a week and a half ago, and received an evasive non-answer.
  • it is late in the season for this job to be announced. maybe budget-related problems?
  • I received an email requesting a phone interview today (4/12). x4
  • Received email for a campus visit (4/18) x2
    • What is your current professional status? ABD
  • Offer made and accepted, 5/18

University of Colorado at Denver []

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History
  • The Department seeks a colleague who utilizes transnational approaches; we are particularly interested in research and teaching that engages recent scholarship on the Atlantic World or borderlands.
  • Teaching load is four courses per year.
  • Review of applications will begin January 24, 2011
  • Anyone know what the schedule for this job search looks like?
  • finalists to be selected week of jan. 31, interviews early feb.
  • Any news? Did they contact finalists? 2/4
  • phone interview 2/5 (x4)
  • Campus visit scheduled 2/12
  • Offer made and accepted (3/2)
  • What is the specialty of the person that accepted?

University of Connecticut, Stamford[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant professorship in Latin American History
  • Anyone knows what the schedule for this search looks like? --No idea. I haven't heard anything from them
  • I don't have news either. (02/17)
  • anyone heard anything? (03/04)
  • heard by emailing dept last week that there was already a short list and I wasn't on it - not sure if the candidates on that short list have been contacted (3/4)
  • thanks! would anyone else care to share if they have been contacted? (3/4)
  • I received an email this morning to schedule an interview (3/5)

University of Delaware[]

  • Tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Latin American and/or Caribbean History (specialization open) to begin September 1, 2011.
  • Deadline October 15, 2010 (postmarked)
  • Any news?
  • Info update: Inviting finalists to campus before the AHAs.
  • 10/27 - Request for writing sample.
  • does anyone have any news?
  • 11/8 - Nothing here beyond the request for additional matterials.
  • 11/12- Given that they want to bring finalists to campus before the AHAs I assume they have already contacted people for interviews.
  • 11/14-How many finalists are there? Anybody know?
  • 11/16- Campus interview scheduled
  • 11/29 - Five campus finalists -- ABD yes; postdocs yes; professors yes
  • 1/11- Brown U. postdoc (UCLA PhD) hired. I suspect we should give our felicidades a Adrian, no?

University of Edinburgh (UK)[]

  • Lectureship (tenured) in Latin American History
  • Open specialism - any area of Latin American History after 1492.
  • Deadline: 4 Mar. 2011
  • Offer made and accepted. Specialism in Cuba & Brazil slavery studies. Postdoc at Nottingham

University of Leeds (UK)[]

  • Teaching Fellow in Latin-American Historical and Cultural Studies; fixed term for one year from February 2011 to February 2012
  • Candidate will be an expert in Latin American Historical and/or Cultural Studies and will also have substantial experience in teaching Spanish language.
  • Deadline August 31, 2010

University of Pittsburgh[]

  • Tenure-stream Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. We invite applications from candidates working on any country within the region, on any time period.
  • Deadline October 15 2010
  • Any news?
  • does anyone have any news on Pittsburgh?
  • From the SC: Pittsburgh will not be interviewing at the AHAs
  • 11/10 - Request for writing samples
  • Skype interview - 12/6
  • Recieved Rejection Letter -12/13 (x3)
    • 110 applicants
    • finalist offered position

University of North Carolina-Wilmington[]

  • Assistant Professor of Latin American History, beginning August 2011. Area of specialization is open.
  • Teaching responsibilities include upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in specialty, a two-semester survey of Global History Since 1500, and participation in the university’s Latin American Studies Minor.
  • Deadline November 1, 2010
  • Any news on this position?
  • anything, anyone?
  • AHA interview scheduled - 12/7 (x 5)
  • campus visit scheduled. -- when did they contact you? 1/12 I believe they said they were scheduling 3 campus visits.
  • i guess, then, rejection emails are in order
  • All three campus visits concluded. -- rejection emails are overdue
  • Received a very kind rejection letter by email - 2/10
  • I ignore to whom they might have made an offer, but was I the only one to think that the current VAP was their top choice all along?
  • the offer was not made to the VAP
  • Are we positive they have already made an offer? There were rumors the position could be cancelled.
  • We are positive that an inital offer was made and declined
  • offer made
  • accepted - 5/3

University of South Carolina Aiken[]

  • assistant professor pre or post colonial Latin American history
  • review begins Nov. 10, 2010 and all applications received by Dec. 1, 2010 will receive full consideration
  • 12/6 - Phone interview scheduled (x2)
  • has anyone been requested to provide additional materials (writing sample, syllabi)?
  • have on-campus interviews been scheduled?
  • still haven't heard back from phone news is usually no job
  • they told me we would hear from them sometime in January, so maybe there is still hope...
  • email 1/17 saying campus interviews will be announced soon...delay due to snow, holiday
  • Campus interview scheduled 1/19
  • out of curiosity, has an offer been made?

University of Wyoming[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latin American History
  • Although areas of specialization are open, the ability to teach Mexican history is critical
  • Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita by November 15, 2010
  • 11/1 Confirmation of CV / Letter arrival received as well as the EEO survey
  • 11/22: Request for additional materials (x3)
  • Has anyone been contacted for an interview?
  • 12/15 - Phone interview conducted
  • Rejection received today via email. Assume on campus invites are extended by now.
  • --today? date?
  • 12/20
  • campus interview scheduled
  • Has an offer been made and accepted yet?
  • Offer made (modern Argentina)
  • What about the Mexico emphasis?

Valdosta State University[]

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The primary area of specialization is Latin America.
  • The successful candidate should be able to teach U.S. History and/or World Civilizations survey courses and upper-level courses in area of specialty.
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010
  • Phone interview scheduled (11-18)
  • Phone interview scheduled 11/18
  • phone interview scheduled 11/18
  • How did they contact you? And can I ask what is your status (ABD, VAP, Adjunct, etc)? Thanks!
  • ABD
  • campus visit
  • offer made and accepted

Villanova University[]

  • Entry-level, tenure track position, starting August 2011. PhD. required at time position commences. Teaching load 3-2, including undergraduate and master’s level courses in area of specialization. Specialty and period open but ability to teach survey courses in Latin American history and thematic core course in world history (pre-modern or modern), required.
  • Deadline November 1, 2010
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Has anyone received a confirmation of application or something?
  • didn't somebody post something about an AHA interview?
  • 12/8 - AHA interview scheduled +2
  • 12/13-AHA interview scheduled
  • Any news?
  • campus visit scheduled
  • any updates?
  • My understanding is that an offer has been made and accepted.

Whitworth University[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History. Ph.D. in History or Latin American Studies with a History emphasis preferred.
  • Primary specializations in colonial and contemporary Latin American History, Afro-Caribbean cultures, and the Hispanic/American experience desired.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2010.
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/19) (x3)
  • I assume someone has been contacted for an on campus visit? Any news? (12/3)
  • Nada.
  • The AHA job center schedule says that Whitworth will interview at the conference. Any news on that? (12/27)
  • Had a phone interview with Whitworth in November. Was just contacted by a member of the search committee about meeting at the AHA to discuss the position. (01/04) (x1)
  • Whitworth offered the job to someone in late fall and that person turned down the offer.
  • I see they collected CVs at the AHA.
  • Phone interview scheduled (1/20)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/5)


Boston College[]

  • Assistant Professor in Latin American History prior to 1900. "The successful candidate for this position... will offer broad and specialized courses in the history of Spanish America."
  • Deadline: November 1, 2010.
  • additional writing requested 11/29 x 2
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/13
  • Campus interviews scheduled - 3 finalists
  • offer made

Northern Arizona University []

  • The Department of History seeks to hire a teacher/scholar whose interests focus on the history of colonial Latin America and Mexico in a global context.
  • Tenure eligible, full-time, benefit eligible faculty position in the Department of History.
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone, prior to any invitation for a campus visit.
  • Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2011.
  • Any news on this search?
  • I have not heard anything yet (2/19)
  • Phone interview (2/25)
  • Any news? (3/10)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Massachusetts - Amherst[]

  • The History Department has an opening for a historian of Latin America of the Colonial Period (circa 1500 to 1820s) to start September 1, 2011.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements existing fields of study in the Department, this campus or in the Five Colleges, especially empire/imperialism, Atlantic world, and indigenous peoples.
  • Review of applications will begin November 8, 2010.
  • Received snail mail ack letter w/EOE survey and Letter of Rec Access Waiver (11/15)x4(11/16)
  • AHA interviews scheduled (11/19) +1
  • campus visit scheduled-- 3 Finalists
  • position offered colonial Peru

Central America and/or the Caribbean[]

Rutgers University - New Brunswick[]

  • The Caribbean Studies Initiative of the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University seeks to hire scholars (open rank) with a record of research and scholarship in Caribbean Studies, including engagements with the Caribbean diaspora and transnational populations.
  • We are especially interested in applications from humanities or social sciences scholars who work on Haiti and the Francophone Caribbean.
  • Review of applications will begin on Jan 15 and will continue until March 15 or until the position(s) is/are filled.
  • Any news on this search? Did anyone get an acknowledgement?
  • Also looking for information on this one. Did anyone receive any acknowledgment for materials received?
  • Rejection email (04/29)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick[]

  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies seeks applicants for a one-year, full time, non-tenure track teaching position.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach a multi-disciplinary introduction to Caribbean Studies and intermediate level courses in Caribbean history and society.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011
  • Offer accepted.

University of Kansas[]

  • Assistant Professor in Central American, Circum-Caribbean and/or Mexican history
  • Position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2011.
  • Initial review of applications will begin November 17, 2010.
  • Any news on this position?
  • 12/9 - AHA interview scheduled (+2)
  • Any news on this position, since the AHA?
  • 1/20 - I know they were supposed to have met yesterday to choose finalists for campus visits - anyone heard anything?
  • 1/22 - Nothing here
  • 1/24 - No news (not same person as "Nothing here" from 1/22) maybe dept rec working its way up food chain before on-campus invites?
  • 1/26 - Campus invitation
  • 2/16 - Offer made and accepted


Colorado State University-Pueblo []

  • Assistant Professor of History - Mexican American/Latin American
  • The occupant of this position will teach history courses in the pre-1848 US-Mexico Borderlands/Latin America.
  • Applicant materials received by December 1, 2010 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.
  • Received snail mail ack letter w/ EOE demographic survey (11/15) x2 (12/3)
  • Received E-Mail Request for AHA Interview (12/13) x5
  • Any news? (1/21)
  • Nothing yet. They told me the full committee would be meeting again in "two weeks" at the end of the interview though, so it may still be early.
  • Tick....tock...tick...tock....
  • And the finalists are...... (1/25)
  • Can you clarify this last post: Have finalists been contacted?
  • I did the last post. I have not heard anything, I was just following the joke with the previous post.
  • Gotcha...the waiting game has apparently taken away my sense of humor...thanks for the reply.
  • Received call last week (in response to e-mail inquiry) saying decisions still pending administrative approval (1/30)
  • campus invite (2/1)
  • Offer made/accepted (3/9)

Trinity University[]

  • HISTORY OF MEXICO. Assistant Professor, tenure track position, August 2011. PhD expected by Fall 2011.
  • Deadline: November 8, 2010
  • Received acknowledgment letter (11/8)x2 (11/12)
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/23) x4
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled (1/11)
  • Offer accepted (2/16)


The Catholic University of America[1][]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of modern Latin American History
  • Geographical and topical focus are open
  • Deadline: November 1, 2010
  • Request for additional chapters 11/19
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/1 x 3
  • Received rejection email 12/17 (70 applicants)
  • Any news since the AHA?
  • Received rejection email
  • apparently three finalists, campus interviews underway
  • Offer made and accepted.

College of Charleston[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in modern Spanish-speaking Latin American history
  • Theme and geographical region post-1800 are open and include the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
  • Deadline: November 12, 2010
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/10) +2
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • still waiting (1/22)...
  • 1/24 No news, but search committee said in AHA interview that it would take until end of Jan
  • contacted about campus visit (1/24)

Denison University[]

  • The History Department at Denison University invites applications for a one-year replacement position in Modern Latin American history.
  • Teaching responsibilities include survey courses on both Colonial and Modern Latin America as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2011
  • Any news?
  • Rejection (4/13)

Lehigh University - Latin American Studies Pre-doc/Post-doc[]

  • The College of Arts and Sciences and the Latin American Studies Program at Lehigh University invite Ph.D. candidates specializing in Latin America, with a clear contemporary Latin American cultural studies focus, to apply for a two-year predoctoral / postdoctoral fellowship, beginning Fall 2011.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates whose research concentrates in any of the following areas: social movements, identity (gender, ethnic, religious, etc.), transnational migration, and/or urbanization.
  • Successful candidates will also demonstrate breadth and depth of cultural and Spanish language experience, and ability to create and offer a Latin American Studies introductory course.
  • Deadline: November 29, 2010
  • Just received application acknowledgement (2/28) -- though letter is dated 12/29/2010. Decision will be reached by "the Spring 2011."
  • Any more news on this?
  • Colleague had a campus visit scheduled.
  • Anyone else hear anything on this?

San Diego State University[]

  • Assistant Professor beginning August, 2011
  • Historian of Modern Latin America, excluding Mexico, whose scholarship and teaching situates Latin America in a comparative, multicultural, and/or global context. Candidates should have research and teaching interests in the historical intersections among the people and places in Latin America and the rest of the world from 1800 through the present.
  • Deadline: October 31, 2010
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/10) x4
  • Any word for those who had phone interviews?
    • Nope.
    • ditto
    • nada.
    • Any news, anybody?
      • Nope.
    • Has anybody ever contacted a committee to know if the finalists have been notified? Is this considered rude or inconvenient? I'm tempted to do it, since nobody seems to have news from this job. In any case, at this point the finalists must've been notified already, correct?
    • I think that it is completely reasonable to inquire about the status of a search. Once you interview, I believe that the professional relationship also has some personal responsiblities (like not treating someone you have met as a nameless, faceless applicant/committee member). I have, on another occasion, asked about the timing and status of a search. That is just my two cents though.
    • Sat, Jan 8: Rejection letter received
    • offered to asst prof doing modern argentina

Stony Brook University []

  • Tenure-track Associate Professor/Advanced Assistant Professor
  • Modern (19th and 20th Century) Latin American History
  • Applications for this position will be considered until December 1, 2010.
  • I just heard from a friend that they have gone straight to campus visit stage, fearing the line might be cancelled if they waited til the new year, and have already invited three people, all of whom are already tenured or tenure-track elsewhere. 12/10/2010.

University of Alabama[]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American History (excluding Mexico)
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 November and continue until the position is filled.
  • Email request for diss chapters and sample syllabi 11/19 (x2)
  • 12/4 - AHA interview scheduled (x3)
  • campus visit notification yet?
  • Nothing. And as far as I know, UA typically only invites two finalists to campus.
  • Job offered and accepted