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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Geo.) - US & Latin America[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of history
  • 5/5 Teaching Load "includ[ing] both halves of the US survey, as well as upper division courses within the Rural Studies baccalaureate curriculum."
  • "Preference will be given to Americanists with a secondary field in Latin America or Latin Americanists with a secondary field in modern American history, including the history of religion"
  • Ph.D. required.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 14 Jan] and position is open until filled

Arkansas State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Teaching responsibilities will include World Civilizations survey courses and undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in history at time of appointment. Advanced ABDs will also be considered." 

  • SHORT deadline: 5 May 2013
  • skype interview arranged 5/11
  • appears they have a visitor (abd) for LA-any sense if this is the dreaded "inside candidate"?
  • Rumour has it the visiting instructor is leaving for another position.
  • Campus visits anyone?

Berry College[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History
  • Applications are invited from specialists in any regional, period or scholarship specialization, but preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs in environmental studies, women’s and gender studies, legal studies, or Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Successful candidates will also be expected to teach either world history or US history surveys. Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment. We seek candidates with an active research agenda and a strong commitment to serving as a teacher-scholar-mentor in a residential liberal arts college setting. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.
  • To apply, send application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts to: Department of History, P.O. Box 495010, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149-5010. E-mail inquiries:
  • Review begins: 15, Nov. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application Acknowledged
  • Skype Interview Scheduled (12/7) x3
  • Call to schedule on-campus interview (1/7)
  • Received letter, they hired someone (3/20)

Coastal Carolina University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin 16 Aug. 2013
  • Teaching Load: 7 classes over 12 month year
  • "We welcome applications from qualified persons specializing in all geographical and chronological areas, including digital history. The successful candidate will teach core curriculum survey courses and develop a curriculum of upper-level courses in his/her area of expertise"
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
  • Telephone Interview Scheduled (12/10) x2
  • Any news here? Campus visit, anyone?
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/17)

Colgate University [NonTT; VAP][]

  • One-year visiting assistant professor in Latin American history, to begin Fall 2013
  • Specialization open
  • Teaching load: 5 courses, including introductory and upper-division courses in Latin American history and a course or courses in the university’s Core Curriculum. 
  • Online submission of a letter of application, a vita, and three (3) letters of recommendation
  • For fullest consideration, applications should be received by 18 March 2013
  • skype interview for week of 3/25
  • campus visit scheduled
  • job offer extended and accepted [info deleted on 8th May AFII (talk) 07:26, May 9, 2013 (UTC)]

College of Wooster (Oh.) [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One-year visiting assistant professorship in Latin American History, specialization open
  • "The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Latin America, as well as introductory courses in history and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization. He/she will also supervise undergraduate research in the Independent Study Program, the College’s program of faculty-mentored undergraduate research."
  • Interested candidates should a letter of application (addressed to Katherine Holt, Chair of Search Committee), cv, graduate transcript, and three confidential letters of recommendation to
  • Deadline: 14 Jan. 2013
  • I may be wrong, but it seems like this school has had several "visitors" in a row. Are they just eliminating tenure-track hires in favor a series of visitors?
    • It's actually one of the really nice things about good liberal arts colleges like Wooster. When a faculty member goes on sabbatical, they generally hire a full-time replacement. Many other places either won't replace the person on sabbatical or will just hire a part-time adjunct. At Wooster and its peers, visiting professors are treated like real members of the department, and students also benefit from having someone who is around full-time and not running from one school to another. And to answer your question: I doubt that Wooster is eliminating tenure-track hires.
      • I have to agree. I am at a small, liberal arts school as a replacement, and I have been treated wonderfully, like any other member of the faculty cohort.
      • Katherine Holt (Wooster's Latin Americanist) will be on sabbatical for 2013-2014.
  • Any news?
    • nothing here (3/5)
  • email to schedule skype interview (3/13)
  • campus visit scheduled (3/21)

Dartmouth College - Economic History[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in economic history.
  • Specializations in the history of global capitalism, labor of all varieties, trade, resources, and related fields are welcome. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level broadly covering economic history. The appointment will begin July 1, 2013, Ph.D. in hand.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short writing sample to by 22 Oct. 2012

Daemen College (NY) - Caribbean[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Caribbean Latin American History
  • "This is a joint appointment to the History & Government and Modern Languages departments. A Ph.D. in History, Latin American Studies or Caribbean Studies, is required; ABD applicants will be considered only with evidence that Ph.D. will be in hand by August 2013"
  • Teaching Load: 4/3 " the selected candidate will be required to teach a range of lower/upper division courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, introductory survey courses in World History for the History & Government department, and for the Modern Languages department teach upper level courses in the area of professional and cultural expertise in either French or Spanish, as well as participate in supervising senior thesis courses on a rotating basis for both departments."
  • "The successful candidate will have responsibility for developing an interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies concentration/minor, and will have expertise in several of the following areas: history, culture, development, literature, the arts, colonialism, post colonialism, the Atlantic World, and gender. Native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish or French, and training and expertise in Latin American and Caribbean history, and World history are required."
  • Deadline: 10 Jan. 2013

Fairleigh Dickenson University - Becton College (NJ) - Colonial/Early Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History with a specialization in the Colonial/Early Modern Era, to begin Fall 2013
  • Pending Budgetary Approval
  • "...successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in history, or be able to show that the Ph.D. will be in-hand by the appointment date of August 2013. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Latin American history, to include upper-division courses in his or her specialization and a lower-division regional survey that covers the Early & Modern eras, as well as the departmental service courses including the World History sequence and Atlantic Worlds. The ability to teach in any of the following subfields is a plus: Women & Gender, Comparative American Colonies, Indigenous Peoples and/or Borderlands."
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA (so I hope y'all have booked your tickets already, given they didn't advertise until mid-December!)
    • Email request for AHA interview (12/25) x3
    • Anyone post-AHA news?
    • Campus interview Feb. 4

Fordham University - Iberian Atlantic[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Iberian Atlantic History
  • Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.
  • "We are seeking a scholar working on the Iberian-Latin American connection, during any period. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in Latin American and in Spanish or Portuguese history, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The position includes the opportunity to teach in the university’s interdisciplinary programs, such as the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2013"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
  • Any news? 
  • Email rejection 12/19
  • AHA interviews scheduled
  • Campus visits scheduled for late Jan early Feb
  • Offer has been extended. 

Georgia College and State Unversity[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Latin Ameria and the Caribbean, to start Fall 2013
  • "PhD required. Courses traditionally offered have included US/Latin American Relations, History of Colonial Latin America, History of the Modern Caribbean, and Modern Latin America. Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome"
  • Review begins: 22 Apr. 2013 and continues until filled.
  • phone interview 4/30
  • any news of campus visits?
  • Any word? (5/28)

Georgia Southern University[]

  • 9-month tenure track Assistant Professorship in of History with a specialty in Latin American History
  • "...requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division courses in his or her field. In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to advise students and contribute to departmental governance.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or closely related field by August 1, 2013. Ability to teach courses on the history of colonial and modern Latin America. Ability to teach world history, undergraduate methods course, and senior seminar
  • Screening of applications begins 15 Oct. 2012, and continues until the position is filled.
  • Application acknowledged x3
  • Email to schedule telephone interview (12/4)
  • On-campus interview scheduled (12/21)
  • Offer made (2/7)
  • Offer accepted (2/14)

Iowa State University [Non-TT; Part time][]

  • Latin American History. Half time lecturer, one semester, beginning January 2013. The Department of History at Iowa State University seeks to hire a half time lecturer for the Spring 2013 semester in Latin American History. Teaching responsibilities include two undergraduate courses.
  • Please send a letter of application, C. V., and three letters of recommendation using Iowa State University’s electronic application system:
  • Review of application materials will begin 1 Sept. 2012.

Johns Hopkins University[]

  • Assistant professorship in Latin American History, starting Fall 2013
  • Regional area of specialization and chronological period are open, although candidates working in the area of South America are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Please submit a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news about this search?
  • email with link to EEO form (12/6)
  • If it took five weeks to send out EEO forms, how long will it take them to decide who to interview?
  • Is anybody having hard time logging on to the EEO form? Yes
  • They're asking me for an ID number but I don't recall being assigned one...any help anyone?
  • I got an email saying the EEO form was an error with an incorrect link... I mean, one option is just not to fill out the form at all. It's not obligatory.
  • Any news since the EEO request?
  • Invitation to campus. (12/24)
  • Received a curt, dismissive, rejection email. Why is it always the top universities who don't seem to understand common courtesy? (2/14) x4
  • Last of campus visits (of the four finalists) concluded this week (2/13)
  • "Dear applicant: The department of history has completed its preliminary screening of all applicants for the position advertised in Latin American history. We appreciate very much your interest in the position and regret to inform you that your application was not successful." 
  • An offer has been made. (2/27)
  • Name?
  • Search ended without a hire due to some internal scrambling. New search opened at the tenure level. (5/21)

Montana State University - Bozeman[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History
  • "Chronological period and area of specialization are open; candidates with an interest in gender, or in transnational and comparative history, are especially encouraged to apply."
  • 2/2 Teaching load
  • "The successful candidate should be prepared to teach a Latin American survey, as well as upper-division courses in her/his areas of expertise. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s graduate program. The Ph.D. is required by August 2013, as well as evidence of the ability to teach effectively and to conduct independent research."
  • Review begins: 18 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled.
  • request for letters of recommendation (10/24) x11
  • Telephone interview scheduled (11/8) x1
  • Received a polite email committe has moved ahead with campus visits
  • Received email stating that offer was made and accepted.  Search is closed. (2/13) x2

New York University - Abu Dhabi[]

  • Multiple positions in history advertised, including Latin America
  • See original posting at Open Field/Mixed Hire History Jobs 2012-13
  • email: "we regret to inform you that you have not been selected as one of our finalist for our shortlist" (3/20)

Oberlin College (Ohio) - Caribbean History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Caribbean History
  • "The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to teach courses in Caribbean history and other related courses in the Africana Studies curriculum. Candidates with a supplementary teaching competence in the cognate histories of the African diaspora (e.g. African American, Euro-African, Latin American, etc.) and its roots in Africa will be given preference. He or she will also be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, service on committees, and sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position"
  • PhD and "a strong record of scholarship [necessary]. Candidates must demonstrate interest in undergraduate teaching, and be possessed of significant evidence of successful teaching at the college level. At the same time, we seek applicants who have sufficient administrative experience or potential to be able to assume a leadership role in the department."
  • Deadline: 7 Dec. 2012
  • Any news/updates on this position?
  • Interviewed at the AHA meeting.
  • Has anyone heard anything since the AHA? Any idea of when they would be bringing people to campus?
  • Heard from friend on-campus interviews in mid-February.  Do not know if anyone hired/offered yet.
  • Friend who interviewed in mid-February says still no word as of early May 2013.
  • Confirmation I did not get  Congrats to whoever did...seems like a great department and college (and outstanding benefits)!

Oberlin College (Ohio) - [Non-TT; VAP][]

  • One-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American history
  • "Teach a total of five courses in the general area of Latin American history. Specific courses include a two-semester survey of Latin American history, one or two intermediate classes, and at least one advanced class in the candidate’s area of specialization. Coverage of Brazil desirable. Subfields open."
  • "Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by August 2013."
  • "Interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable."
  • "To be assured of consideration, send the following (hard copy or Interfolio only): letter of application; a curriculum vitae; graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference.
  • Deadline: 15 Feb 2013  & Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
  • letter acknowledging receipt of application
  • any news on this job? It is no longer listed on the faculty jobs page of their website.

  • got a rejection letter saying that they had hired another candidate. perhaps an inside candidate? oh, well. (3/8)

Regis University - African/Latin American/East Asian[]

  • [link originally supplied does not work; does anyone have a live link to this job? AFII (talk) 08:33, January 25, 2013 (UTC)]
  • The Department of History and Politics invites applications for a tenure-track position in History. Primary teaching responsibilities include lower-division courses in African, Latin American or East Asian history and contemporary events. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students and participate in the Core curriculum. Preference will be given to the candidate who has demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Deadline 12/3
  • Also posted at Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2012-13
  • Anybody know anything about this search?
  • A friend in a different field applied for a TT job here but was only offered an adjunct position due to budget cuts. The department said they hope to do the TT hire next year. Not sure how this bodes for this search.
  • Received a letter stating the department's hiring needs had been met.

Roosevelt University (Chicago Campus)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in History with a specialization in Latin America.
  • This position will emphasize the Atlantic World and/or the Caribbean. Research and teaching interests may include comparative urban history, slavery, ethnicity and/or emancipation, race and gender. Faculty teach six courses per year. In addition to the World History survey the candidate will teach upper level courses in Latin American history with an opportunity to shape the curriculum.
  • Applicants must have their Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Latin America by August 2013.
  • To apply for this position, please visit our career page at
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
  • Request for more information 11/30 x4
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/15) x2
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/10) x2
  • Any news?  I believe the department will be making an offer today
  • Job offer made
  • any info on candidate's school or status (ABD, etc.)?
  • No info on the candidate who was made the offer, but I have learned the offer was accepted.  Congrats to the lucky candidate--it looks like a great job!

Samford University - Asst/Assoc Prof[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level in Latin American history, beginning Aug. 19, 2013
  • Candidates will be expected to teach in a two-semester freshman core text sequence covering ancient to modern authors. Teaching responsibilities will also include advanced courses in Latin American history. Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment. Demonstrated evidence of superior teaching ability is expected. Candidates will also provide leadership for a growing Latin American Studies Program.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, three letters of reference, c.v., and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. S. Jonathan Bass, Department of History, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229. The screening process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled... Candidates must be willing to contribute to and promote the school's mission as a Christian university ( Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012
  • Request for more information 10/26 x2
  • Telephone interview scheduled (11/14) x3
  • On-Campus Interview Scheduled (11/26) x2
  • Any ideas about this search? No news despite campus interview.

Stetson University (FL)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor or associate professor of Latin American History, to begin 17 Aug. 2013
  • "Candidates with expertise in colonial, transnational, and inter-ethnic history, including the history of the Atlantic World and/or Africana Studies, are encouraged to apply"
  • Review begins: 5 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Email acknowledging reception of application materials (11/05) x5
  • Email to schedule AHA interview 12/4 x5
  • Why did the deadline on the AHA state Dec. 1, with a Nov. 2 post date?
  • The H-Net posting appeared on around November 1, and had a November 5 deadline.
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/10)
    • by phone or email?
    • invitation was made by phone
  • Received rejection email advising that a hire has been made (3/1)

Texas A&M University - Commerce[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin fall 2013
  • " history required by time of appointment, specialization in Latin America required, any time period and/or focus."
  • Candidate "will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American History as well as introductory U.S. survey and world survey courses. Applicants should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues. Previous college-level teaching experience preferred. Preferred non-primary teaching/research areas that do not duplicate those already in the department."
  • Deadline: not stated in ad. Ad expires 14 Jan. 2013.
  • They did a job search last year for Latin America. Anybody know what happened?

~~ANS-before even started the person backed out on contract for "personal reasons," I hear. Just a sign of a weird market, I bet.

  • email to schedule phone interview (2/5)
  • any news? (3/8)
  • A candidate invited to campus accepted an offer elsewhere--they might call somebody up who didn't make the short list. (3/19)

Texas Christian University[]

  • Tenure-track position in Latin American history [at Asst. Prof. level], to begin fall 2013. Candidates with an interest in the Atlantic world or world history are encouraged.
  • Faculty enjoy competitive salaries, a 3/2 teaching load, and research support.
  • To apply, go to the TCU Human Resources Employment Center at and select Faculty Vacancies. Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload letter of application, CV, sample syllabi, and three letters of reference. Please ask those submitting letters of reference to send either electronic or paper version to Jacqulyn Curry (, 817-257-5255), TCU Box 298200, Fort Worth, TX 76129. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Jacqulyn Curry in Human Resources.
  • Application deadline is 30 Nov. 2012 and review of applications will begin as they are received.
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/03/12 (x4)
  • On-campus interview scheduled 1/8/13
  • Heard through the grapevine that an offer has been made and accepted.
  • Congrats to the successful candidate!

University of Alabama - Huntsville[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to start Aug. 2013
  • 3/3 teaching load "Teaching responsibilities include freshman-level world history surveys and upper-division and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty"
  • Review begins immediately [22 Sept. 2012] & for full consideration submit before: 15 Nov. 2012 "those submitted later will be considered until the position is filled"
  • A one-year VAP was hired last spring.
  • Application acknowledged (X2)
  • Request for letters (11/22 X3)
  • Skype interview scheduled (12/8)
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/8) (x2)
  • Any news? Campus interviews scheduled?
  • Received an email to schedule a campus interview (1/14)
  • In February? I know they are doing two searches this year.
  • Might be end of January. Haven't confirmed the date yet.
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Connecticut (Waterbury campus) - Latin America/Caribbean[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American/Carribbean History
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2012
    • Has anyone else had trouble viewing the job description through the link they provide? I keep getting sent to a Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web Access sign-in page. I don't have Outlook enabled on my computer nor an account I can sign in with. Searches for this job through the university's and History depatment's web pages have been unsuccessful.
    • A: it doesn't work for me either. The job reference no is 2013047, and you can reach it through this link: <- search for 'history' as a keyword and it comes up. AFII (talk) 06:51, September 5, 2012 (UTC)
    • Thank you!
    • Please use this link and then click on HISTORY to find the position:
    • Is this still not working for anyone else? I continue to get halfway through the application only to be kicked off by the server.
    • I got booted off about ten times until it finally worked. You can save the partially completed application, which may help.
    • Skype interview scheduled (11/13) (x3)
    • Campus interview scheduled 12/13
      • An on-campus interview or a post-Skype interview campus visit? Anyone else?

University of Edinburgh (UK; Scot)[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Latin American History since 1492, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "An ability to contribute to the development of online teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels would be desirable"
  • SHORT Deadline: 29 Mar. 2013

University of Leeds (UK) - 17th-19th century Caribbean[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof) in 17th  19th C Caribbean History
  • "We welcome applications from historians interested in any aspect of Caribbean history, although we do not expect to make an appointment in the history of the modern Caribbean, nor to appoint someone with research interests in 19th -century Cuba, and Mexico after 1870, which fields are covered by colleagues in the School of Modern languages and Cultures"
  • "You will have a PhD in Caribbean history and relevant teaching experience. Your recent and immediately forthcoming publications will qualify you for inclusion in the upcoming REF"
  • Deadline: 12 Feb. 2013

University of Manchester (UK)[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Latin American History
  • "The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) seeking to recruit a full-time lecturer to contribute to the teaching and research activities of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies which is housed within the Division of Language-Based Area Studies. We are looking for an energetic colleague to deliver courses on Latin American History; we welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any period, although preference might be given to those whose area of specialism is not the Southern Cone. This permanent appointment will make a major contribution to Latin American Studies at undergraduate level: she or he will also assist with the delivery of language courses (including translation) and introductory courses on Hispanic cultures. Applicants must therefore be fully fluent in Spanish."
  • Deadline: 28 May 2013
    • This advert was deleted on the 8 May.  Please use the preview function to make sure you are not accidentally removing information from a page when you edit it.  AFII (talk) 07:29, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

University of South Dakota [Non-TT][]

  • Lecturer in Latin American History, to begin 22 Aug. 2013
  • PhD must be in-hand by appointment
  • "This is a renewable term position. The successful candidate will teach courses in Latin American history, the survey courses in World History, and advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in area(s) of specialty (open). There is the possibility of teaching in the University's Honors Program."
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2012 and continues until position filled
  • Phone Interview, 1/9 x2
  • email: "The University of South Dakota has cancelled the search for a lecturer in Latin American History without making an appointment." (3/19)

University of Southern Indiana[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asia after 1500 OR Latin American History
  • "PhD or advanced ABD in history or closely related field required by start date of August 2013. 12-hour (4 course) teaching load per semester, with 2 – 3 preparations, including core curriculum history surveys, historical methods, required world civilizations sequence for history majors and courses in candidate’s specialty. Teaching experience, an active scholarly agenda and commitment to serving USI and the community required."
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2012
    • Cross-posted to Asian History 2012-13
    • Phone interview scheduled (10/12) x2
    • Skype interview 2/21
    • On campus interview 4/10
    • Campus interview 4/8
    • just posted a visitor position in LA history to  did search fail or did they hire an Asianist? 5/8
    • they cancelled the search
    • know why?

Unviersity of Texas - Arlington - Latin American with Digital Humanities (Pref. Mexico)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History and digital humanities
  • "A secondary field in Mexican history is strongly encouraged. Chronological period and specialization are open."
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach a two-semester upper-level sequence in Latin American History, upper-level courses in the history of Mexico, participate in the department’s MA and PhD programs, and contribute to the Center for Mexican-American Studies and to the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies. Faculty members are expected to teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active program of research, and engage in community service where appropriate. He/she must have the PhD in hand by the date of appointment."
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA.
  • Email acknowledging reception of application materials (12/1) x2
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/6 (x4)
  • Campus interview scheduled 01/08/13
  • Any news?
  • None here 2/8
  • ...assuming an offer has been made...can anyone verify this?
  • Yes, offer has been made and accepted

University of Texas - El Paso Colonial US/Mexico Borderlands[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship "in the history of the region that is now the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands."
  • "The successful candidate will play a key role in the PhD program in Borderlands history--a program that transcends traditional historiographical boundaries. She or he will teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the Borderlands and colonial Mexico. The ability to teach broader courses on colonial Latin America is also desirable. The teaching load is competitive for a research-intensive department."
  • PhD must be in-hand by Sept. 2013
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012 and continues until post is filled
    • Cross-posted to US History 2012-13
    • AHA interview scheduled 12/13
    • Campus interview scheduled 1/25
    • Offer made and accepted

University of Texas - Pan American - Inc. Brazil & Caribbean, but Exc. Mexico[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History
  • "...with a primary specialization in the nineteenth century or earlier. A secondary specialization in the Iberian kingdoms and/or empire is desirable, but not necessary."
  • "The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or a related field in hand at time of appointment, and must have a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in history. The successful candidate will be expected to develop both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization."
  • Review begins immediately, deadline: 12 Nov. 2012
  • Inside Higher ed ad does not reference "excluding Mexico" how sure are we that the restrictions listed above are correct?
  • Requested recommendation letters (11/27/2012)
  • Phone Interview on 1/21
  • One of my colleagues was just invited to an on-campus interview - 2/7
  • No final word?
    • Apparently not. This one seems to have just disappeared off the map. Perhaps the search failed or something. (5/20)
    • Position filled (5/27)

University of Vermont[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of Latin American history, beginning August 15, 2013. Chronological period and area of specialization are open.
  • Dossiers should consist of a letter of application, CV, an article or chapter-length writing sample, one course syllabus, and contact information for three references. Applications and supplementary materials should be submitted electronically at Search for the position using department name “History” only, and attach CV and materials to your application.
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Email acknowledging reception of application materials 10/26 (x4)
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/03 (x3)
  • Email to schedule AHA interview 12/17
  • Call to schedule on-campus interview1/14
  • Offer has been made and accepted.

Wake Forest University[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of Latin American history for appointment beginning July 2013. Research must be focused on any aspect of Latin American history. The teaching of a two-semester upper-division survey of Latin American history, and introductory level World Civilizations is required.
  • To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., transcript copies, and separate statement of teaching philosophy to Three confidential letters of recommendation can be sent to Technical problems with submissions may be directed to (336) 758-4700.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • This job is no longer listed on H-Net nor on the Wake Forest web site. Does anyone know what's up with this?
  • I don't know about the Wake Forest web site, but usually job postings get taken off H-Net after application deadlines have passed.
    • Contact in early November about missing parts of application. The job has not been cancelled.
  • Email acknowledging receipt of application materials 10/23
  • Email to schedule AHA interview 11/19 (x4)
  • Campus visit scheduled 01/08
  • Received letter saying position has been filled by 2012 UCLA graduate, 3/10

Warwick University (UK) (possible preference for Brazilianists)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in Latin American History "preference may be given to candidates who specialise in Brazilian history"
  • (NB: although Warwick is in the UK, it uses American-style job titles; this seems to be a Lectureship or senior lectureship)
  • "You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for and/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of Latin American History. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department and the School of Comparative American Studies."
  • Deadline: 22 Oct. 2012
  • Received request for additional materials 11/6
  • Letter of rejection by mail
  • Received email with rejection and notification that search has moved to interview stage (11/23)

Weber State University[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American history, chronological period and area of specialization open.
  • The successful candidate will offer courses in Latin American history and lower division courses in world history.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. required. Preferred Qualifications: Seeking candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, ability to develop courses that complement existing course offerings, and strong commitment to scholarship.
  • To apply, complete the online faculty/staff data form at and attach a letter of application, current c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching experience. Direct link: Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from the authors to Dr. Susan Matt, 1205 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-1205.
  • Deadline 15 Nov. 2012, 20 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Was this search canceled? Not on H-Net anymore.
    • I checked last night (30 October) and though the ad does not appear on H-Net, it is still posted on the Weber State employment website. 
    • [12 Nov] Job's been reposted with a new deadline AFII (talk) 10:06, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
    • AHA interview scheduled 12/8 x 3
    • Call to schedule on-campus interview (1/7)
    • Any updates?
    • Offer made and accepted (3/24)

West Virginia University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to start 16 August 2013
  • Thematic and chronological focus open
  • 2/2 teaching load "The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate surveys in Latin American history from colonial to modern as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the colonial and modern periods. Ph.D. in Latin American History in hand is expected by the time of appointment. Evidence of commitment to and potential for establishing strong records of excellence in both teaching and research are required. The department values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to contribute to the new Latin American Studies Program at WVU."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and is open until filled
  • A one-year VAP was hired last spring.
  • Email acknowledging reception of application materials (11/12)
  • This school is interviewing at the AHA. Has anyone heard that interviews have been scheduled?
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/10) x5
  • Campus interview scheduled 1/11
  • any news?
  • Offer accepted.


Lehigh University (Penn.) - 16th-19th C[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Latin American History "...with a research field in the period from the 16th to the 19th centuries."
  • "The research subfield for this position is open. In addition to a vigorous research program, candidates should be able to contribute to vibrant MA and PhD programs especially by supplementing the department’s existing strengths in the English and French speaking areas of the Atlantic World. At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will offer both survey courses in Latin American History and specialized courses related to his or her broad research field."
  • 2/2 load and interdisciplinary work & networking encouraged
  • Review begins: 18 Oct. 2012.
  • Skype Interviews 11/1 and 11/2
  • Any word on campus visits?  Have they been scheduled?
  • They are over.  Four candidates had on campus visits.
  • Rejection email 12/8
  • Any news? 12/21
  • Job has been offered and accepted.

Binghamton University, State University of New York[]

  • The History Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professorship in Colonial Latin American history, starting Fall 2013. In addition to helping build the graduate program and undergraduate curriculum in Latin American history, the successful candidate will contribute to our strength in Early Modern history. Please submit your application electronically at by October 31, 2012. The application should include a CV, three letters of recommendation, two article- or chapter-length writing samples and sample syllabi. Ph.D. required by start of appointment.
  • Skype interview scheduled 11/9 x 3
  • Campus interview scheduled 11/21

Utah Valley University[]

  • The Department of History and Political Science at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professorship in Colonial Latin America from pre-contact to 1850, beginning August 2013. Area of specialization is open.
  • Teach 4-4 load of lower and upper division undergraduate courses including surveys, areas of specialization, and department service courses.
  • Link: online application.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • AHA interview scheduled (11/27) x4
    • AHA Interview scheduled (11/29)
    • Campus visit scheduled (1/15)
    • Any word after campus visits?
    • Offer made


Florida International University - Associate or Full[]

  • Associate or Full Professor in Modern Latin American History
  • "We seek to add an outstanding senior faculty member who can contribute to our PhD program in Latin American and Atlantic history"
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012

Southern Connecticut State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Modern Latin American History
  • "The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate survey courses in colonial and modern Latin America as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in modern Latin American history. All faculty share student advising and committee responsibilities."
  • "Candidates will possess a PhD in Latin American history from a regionally-accredited university by the time of the appointment and will show evidence of excellent potential in both teaching and scholarship"
  • Deadline: 6 Dec. 2012
  • Phone interview scheduled (1/7)
  • Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?
  • Received an email to schedule a campus visit (2/5)
  • Offer made & accepted (3/9)

The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina) - Latin America OR Sub-Saharan Africa[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Latin American OR Sub-Saharan African History
  • "Must have a Ph.D. or be ABD eligible. Must have the ability to teach a broad range of courses in the field of Latin American or Sub-Saharan African history. Teaching responsibilities will consist of upper-level and graduate courses in the applicant’s area of concentration and either the World or the Western civilization core curriculum courses.The standard teaching load is four three-hour classes per semester, consisting usually of two preparations.Candidates need to have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and demonstrated scholarly activity or its promise."
  • Deadline: ?30 Dec. 2012
  • Call to schedule AHA interview 11/29 (x3)
  • Call to schedule on-campus interview 1/14 (x2)
  • Apparently readvertised with a new closing date of 29 Apr. 2013
  • FYI - earlier today (1/30) they reposted the Latin America/Africa advert, but it just changed to an open area VAP position. Any news on if they have made an offer?
  • Offer made and accepted as of 2/22

University of Colorado Boulder[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in modern (post-independence) Latin American history, starting August 2013.
  • The person who is hired must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in history by August 19, 2013. Teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and conduct independent research. This position is vital to the department’s innovative graduate program, which emphasizes global, transnational, and thematic preparation and connects students and faculty across individual fields. A letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and promise (such as sample syllabi, or teaching evaluations), as well as three letters of recommendation will be accepted electronically at posting #818567 . Nominations or queries only should be sent to Phoebe Young, Chair, Latin American Search Committee, Dept. of History, University of Colorado, 234 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0234,
  • Review begins: 1, Nov. 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Have AHA interviews been scheduled?
    • Request for more materials (prior to scheduling AHA interviews), 11/27  anyone else?
    • AHA interview scheduled (12/3)
    • rejection by email. (X3) They received over 130 applications.
    • To interviewees: Congrats and all the best! This seems like a sweet job. Responding to above poster, do you know what it means when a job you've applied for sends rejection emails to some applicants, but not others? I'm sort of new to this and wondering if my application was immediately sent to the "trash" pile. (Full disclosure: I am ABD.)
    • The rejection email I got (the morning of 12/5) was personalized (meaning it came directly to me, not to a list of undisclosed recipients). It may just mean that they're taking the time to email all 120 rejections individually, so you'll probably get yours later today. 
    • 12/11 and I still haven't heard either way.  Is that true for others as well?  x5
    • Email invite to AHA interview, 12/15
    • Received nicest-ever email rejection, 1/9. (x3)
    • Received personalized email rejection, 1/14 (x2)
    • Have heard through the grapevine that offer was made and likely accepted. (3/13)

Yale University[]

  • Tenure track position in Latin American history during the national period, to begin July 1, 2013,
  • Preference will be given to candidates specializing in the Hispanic Caribbean, but those specializing in the Andean republics, Brazil or the nations of the Southern Cone will also be given consideration.
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2012 and continues until the position is filled.
  • On-campus interview scheduled
  • Heard through the grapevine that an Andeanist was hired.  Can anyone confirm?
  • NYU graduate was offered the position, Colombianist, haven't heard whether offer has been accepted.
  • Offer was accepted. [Marcela Echeverri]
  • Felicidades, Marcela! 

Brazilian History[]

Claremont McKenna College - Brazil / Latin America[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Brazil and Latin America
  • The candidate must be able to conduct research in Portuguese. We are open to all time periods and subfields, including social and cultural history, as well as transnational/comparative work. The candidate will be expected to teach broadly, with courses that include surveys on Latin America and upper division courses in Brazilian history. The successful candidate should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief description of possible courses, and three letters of reference. Applicants are requested to apply on line; please visit
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012.
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Email to set up AHA interview (12/3) x2
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/15)
  • Received email that an offer has been made and accepted (3/6)

Harvard University - Lemann Professorship for Brazil Studies[]

  • Tenured professorship in modern Brazilian history, with a preference for the study of Brazil since 1930 (the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies), to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and it is hoped that she or he will serve as Chair of the Brazil Studies Program."
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2012.
  • There seem to be people coming to campus whom one can presume to be job candidates. Check out the Harvard history department web-site.

University of Chicago - Urban History, Tenured.[]

  • Tenured Associate or recently promoted Full Professor in Brazilian Urban History, to begin Autumn Quarter 2013
  • "The candidate ought to be able to teach courses and engage in research along the lines of the recent growing interest in Brazilian interdisciplinary studies –blending political, social, and cultural history, as well as sociological and political science approaches. A strong focus on the 20th century history of Brazilian major cities is desired, along with a capability to build bridges between the University of Chicago’s growing urban and Latin American studies and peer institutions in Brazil. "
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2012
  • This smells like a job search that was created with a particular person in mind. How many specialists are there in Brazilian urban history in the US? I can think of maybe two.
  • I have inside knowledge that this is indeed a partner hire.
  • Indeed, there are only two and one of them was offered a job in Berkeley (Latin American search of last year). Perhaps the negotiations there did not work..
  • I have no problem with this since I like to see dual PhD couples having a chance to be happy. In any case, Chicago already has Borges and doesn't need a second historian of Brazil. If every major US history department had two historians of Brazil, we would all be living in clover.
  • I just hope that this creates an opportunity for someone at the soon to be former institution.
  • Perhaps they need another historian working on Brazil, because the one they have published a book 20 years ago. If they hire another one, they can increase the average from 1 book in 20 years, to 1 book in 10 years !!!!
  • Since the soon-to-be-former institution just hired a Latin Americanist a year ago, who knows if they'll get approval for another hire so soon? Regardless, this is something that everyone knows Chicago does, among its many other.... eccentricities. So I think the only surprise here was that it was so blatantly obvious. Though it's worth pointing out that the spouse being hired is a remarkably talented historian.
  • Indeed, an excellent historian, and, seemingly, the star of the moment, since some assume the historian under discussion to be the #1 candidate for at least two other positions.
  • I look forward to the unlikely day when I have to choose between Chicago, possibly Berkeley, and my own current excellent institution.
  • I look forward to the day when there will be joint positions for the two or three existing so-called "stars" then they will be able to have 2 or 3 simultaneous positions, in Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, and Princeton, in addition to a position for the partner, and guaranteed lifetime positions for their five children. The only problem here is that with so many moves, changes, house hunting, and blablabla, there is no time to do research and publish. But who cares, if folks can publish one book in their whole lives and be called "stars".
    • Hi all: Discussions that don't relate directly to the job search process are probably better on either the Talk Page for the Latin American History jobs, or on the Venting Page. ( If you do choose to continue this conversation elsewhere, please don't forget that by using this Wiki you've automatically accepted its terms and conditions, which means that you've agreed not to post things (& are legally liable for anything) that could be construed as defamatory or libelous.) AFII (talk) 11:12, November 1, 2012 (UTC) X2

Mexican History[]