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Albany State University (USA: GA) - World History, spec. Latin America or Middle East[]

  • The candidate must be able to teach introductory courses in World History, American Military History and upper courses in Middle Eastern or Latin America.
  • A Ph.D. in History from an accredited school/university is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in on-line education. Flexibility to teach courses in other areas of History such as Public History is also preferred.
  • Applicants must submit a CV online (cover letter and unofficial transcript are optional) at
  • Screening of applications will begin 11 Aug. 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

Albright College (USA: PA)[]

  • Assitant Professor of History and Latin American Studies, to begin Aug. 2016
  • field of specialization open
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The successful candidate will bring to the school prior teaching experience, a willingness to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching, an openness to work in collaboration with history colleagues as well as with colleagues from other departments, and a vision to manage and grow Albright's Latin American Studies program
  • To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a vision statement for this interdisciplinary program, and three letters of recommendation to
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2016 and continues until position filled, for full consideration: 22 Jan. 2016
    • The Department will conduct skype interviews before inviting finalists for a campus visit
    • This is a question intended more for the search committee than for job seekers: In what universe does it make sense for in-coming, junior faculty to write "a vision to manage and grow Albright's Latin American Studies program" when the program already has 17 associated faculty? Judging from the website the program at Albright is already well-developed (at least when compared to comparable institutions) and has many active faculty. Honestly, what this question most reminds me of is the sort of spec work that often gets foisted on job seekers in creative fields outside academia
  • [3 Feb] Received invitation for Skype interview
  • Offer made and accepted.

Augustana College, Rock Island (USA:IL)[]

  • Tenure track assistand professorship in Latin American History
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses, with a one-course reduction the first year. Teaching responsibilities ... include introductory history courses, upper-level history seminars in the areas of the candidates’ expertise, and interdisciplinary courses in Augustana’s innovative first-year liberal studies program. The department seeks candidates with dynamic teaching strategies, the ability to develop classroom pedagogies that foster historical thinking, and a keen interest in teaching and advising undergraduate students.
  • [Preference for] candidates with teaching and research interests in memory studies, colonialism and imperialism, world history, or pre-20th century topics.
  • Candidates ... should be prepared to propose, coordinate, and lead study abroad programs; accordingly, applicants must be able to negotiate with academics and officials abroad.
  • Phd is 'expected' to be in hand by August 2016
  • To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #110-16 History,  C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or submit materials via email to . Questions may be directed to Jane Simonsen, Chair of the History Department, at
  • Review begins: 25 Oct. 2015.
  • we expect to begin preliminary interviews via Skype in early November.
  • [12 Nov] Request for Skype interview ( x2)
  • any news on this? x2
  • [11 Dec] kindly worded email saying I won't be invited to campus, at least for this first round
  • [11 Dec] Campus Interview Scheduled

Baldwin Wallace University (USA: OH) - European or Latin American History[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2016, with a 3-4 teaching load.
  • A Ph. D. with research specialization in European or Latin American history is required, as is evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can teach the history of European colonialism and national revolutions in Latin America, upper-level courses in European history, and freshman surveys of world civilizations.
  • Candidates will be expected to participate in teaching in the Core curriculum as well as in the major. The ideal candidate will have competency in a Latin American language and some exposure to online or hybrid teaching formats.
  • Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, copies of teaching evaluations and contact information for three personal references in a single Word document or a single PDF file via the To Apply link on BW's Employment and Careers’ web page at
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at European History 2015-16
  • [20 Nov] Request for graduate transcripts
  • [9 Dec] Anyone hear anything since the request for more documents?
  • [9 Dec] Request for Skype interview
  • [29 December]  are Skype interviews over?  Campus invites?
  • Recieved request for on-campus 

Brigham Young University (USA: UT) - Non-Western History[]

  • Non-Western History (Open Field & Open Rank): Continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of “tenure”) track appointment at Brigham Young University, to begin August 2016.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates in all non-western fields. PhD required.
  • Teaching load will include history survey courses, courses in field of specialization, and other core courses in History.
  • Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Applicants must apply on-line and attach current curriculum vitae. In addition, send letter of application, two writing samples, transcript(s), recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Non-Western Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602.
  • Application deadline: 15 Oct. 2015.

Brooklyn College - CUNY (USA: NY) Latina/o and Latin American Studies - Asst. or Assoc.[]

  • Tenure track assistant/associate professorship in Latin@ and Latin American Studies, to begin Fall 2016
  • Desirable teaching and research interests include, but are not limited to: Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and women. A secondary area of expertise in economics and/or health is also of interest.
  • Ph.D. in history or a related field and have experience teaching and developing interdisciplinary courses. The successful candidate should have a strong publishing record as a historian.
  • Deadline: 17 Nov. 2015 though search continues until position filled.
  • Can someone tell me when this job was posted here? It looks like it was posted on [25 Nov], but the deadline was [17 Nov]. Does ayone know anything about it?
  • Yes, I posted it yesterday. The deadline has passed, but "search continues until position filled." Also, the people who already applied may be interested in seeing when the search committee extends interview requests.
  • Thank you. One last question. The description is a little unclear to me. When they say "...Puerto Ricans, Dominicans...," etc, they mean they want someone who studies those groups as immigrants in the United States? 
  • any interview requests?

California State University - East Bay (USA:CA) - Sustainability[]

California State University San Bernardino (USA: CA) - Mesoamericanist []

  • The CSUSB Department of Anthropology seeks a Mesoamericanist whose research and teaching interests bridge cultural and archaeological perspectives, and are grounded in community-based engagement.
  • Possible topical areas of interest include cultural heritage, expressive and material culture, identity formation, environmental resilience, and gender. The ability to teach courses on both Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnography is highly desirable, as will be contributing more broadly to the department's curriculum, while complementing existing departmental strengths.  
  • The successful applicant must have a PhD in anthropology or a closely related discipline in hand by the time of appointment. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. 
  • Upon submission of application, applicants are asked to submit electronically a letter of interest that describes their teaching experience and interests, and their research and scholarship record and interests. They must also submit a vita, copy of transcripts, and the names and full contact information of three references.
  • If you are interested in our position, apply at
  • Formal review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. However, preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, November 18-22, in Denver.

Davidson College (USA:NC) - Afro-Latin American Studies[]

  • The Africana Studies Department and the Latin American Studies Program seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the African Diaspora in Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
  • Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and Latin American Studies.
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related social science or humanities field by August 2016.
  • To apply, go to  Attach a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement as it applies to the African diaspora in Latin America. Please also provide names and contact information for three or more references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Do not send letters of reference until requested.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015.
  • Any news on this one?
  • [28 Nov] A friend of mine has a Skype interview this upcoming week (11/28)
  • Thanks! Good luck to her/him!
  • [18 Dec] Request for on-campus interview 
  • [21 Feb] Offer made and accepted

Pace University (USA:NY)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Sept. 2016
  • Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in history, with a concentration in modern Latin American history (subfield open).
  • Candidates should be able to teach survey, honors, and upper-division courses in their field, as well as general history courses as required. We welcome applications from experienced and innovative teachers with a commitment to global and interdisciplinary approaches both in teaching at the undergraduate level and in scholarship
  • Application materials should include a cover letter specifying teaching experience and interests as well as areas of research; CV; three letters of recommendation; a teaching statement of no more than 500 words; and representative student evaluations to
  • Deadline: 26 Jan. 2016
  • Any news? Didn't someone post about a campus visit request here a while ago? Updates? (2/2)
  • The committee is still reviewing applications; no invitations have been extended. (2/4)
  • [19 Feb] Received request for Skype interview
  • Offer made and accepted (5/4)

San Francisco State University (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2016
  • The department seeks individuals who will add to the methodological diversity of our faculty. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, upper division courses on Latin America, and introductory survey courses. Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.
  • Send letter of application that discusses teaching interests and philosophy as well as research interests, CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of reference to Chair, Search Committee, at
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015.
  • [7 Dec] Phone call to schedule AHA interview x3
  • [9 Dec] Rejection e-mail x3
  • No phone call and no rejection email. x2
  • [21 Jan] Received an email rejection post-AHA interview 
  • Any updates?
  • [30 Jun] Was this search successful? 

Stephen F. Austin State University (USA: TX) - Latin American History or Borderlands[]

  • tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in Latin American or Borderlands history to begin in August 2016.
  • The successful applicant will hold the Ph.D. in history by the time of appointment.
  • Ability to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American and Borderlands history is required, and the ability to teach both halves of the U.S. survey is expected. Ability to teach survey courses in World History preferred.
  • The standard teaching load in the department is twelve semester credit hours per semester, nine of which may consist of U.S. or World History surveys.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference to Dr. Steve Taaffe, Chair, Latin American History Search Committee, History Department, Box 13013, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.
  • Review of applications will begin on 2 Nov. 2015.

Tarleton State University (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • Teaching Load: 12 credit hours/semester " The selected applicant will teach general education survey courses in US history and/or World Civilizations, upper level courses in the area of specialization, and based on departmental needs, will have the opportunity to teach the senior level course in Historical Methods"
  • Ph.D. (ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by the time of appointment) Must have specialization in Latin American History
  • Sub-fields of specialization are open, but preferences include transnationalism, comparative history, Mexico, or the place of Latin America cultures within the broader Atlantic World and global economy.
  • Apply online at:  Application should be accompanied by a cover letter, c.v., transcripts (official or unofficial), and three letters of recommendation.  If you are not able to attach the documents to your online application, please mail the requested documents to: If mailing, please make sure you reference the Posting Number #0801387, and title of this position. Tarleton State University, Dr. Eric Morrow, Department of Social Sciences, Box T-0660, Stephenville, TX 76402
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad, ad expires 31 Dec.
    • Email from search chair says that application are being reviewed now, but the position does not close until the 31st. Skype interviews will start in the late January with campus visits Feb/March.   
    • Any update about the Skype interviews?
    • Skype Interview Scheduled (Jan 27)
    • Campus interviews to take place late March/early April
    • Email explaining I was no longer being considered. (Feb 25)

Texas A&M University - College Station (USA: TX) - Latina/o - Chicana/o History[]

[NB: there was some confusion with this post as a user claimed that despite the wording of the original advert, the search committee were looking exclusively for a North American Historian.  Please see comments at the bottom of this post & on North American posting for this post for clarification. AFII (talk) 08:23, September 14, 2015 (UTC)]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latina/o and/or Chicana/o History
  • We are looking for applicants engaged in the study of Latinas/os throughout the Americas in any geographic, chronological, and thematic specialization. 
  • We seek an outstanding scholar to contribute to the department's Chicano/Latino history research cluster, a designated strategic priority involving the history of Mexico, Latin America, Chicanos/Latinos in the U.S., the Iberian World, and the Southwest Borderlands.  For more on this research concentration within the department see
  • Please submit a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a short writing sample (article or chapter). Applications and/or inquiries should be sent to: Carlos K. Blanton, Chair, Latina/o-Chicana/o History Search Texas A&M University, Department of History 4236 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4236
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015.
  • Hi, I'm Carlos Blanton, the chair of this search.  Despite comments to the contrary on this board, we are interested in a wide range of fields.  
  • If any one is confused over this point please, by all means, contact me directly by mail at Carlos K. Blanton, Chair, Latina/o-Chicana/o History Search, Dept. of History, 4236 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4236, by phone at 979-845-7151, or email at Thanks! (8 Sept) 

Texas Christian University (USA: TX) - U.S./Mexico Borderlands[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level in U.S./Mexico Borderlands, with specializations in any period from the Spanish period through today.
  • Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, directing graduate students at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, and carrying out a scholarly research and publication program.
  • A Ph.D. in history or related field must be awarded prior to the start date of the appointment.
  • Faculty enjoy competitive salaries, a 3/2 teaching load, and research support (including the possibility of course releases tied to work in the graduate program).
  • To apply, go to the TCU Human Resources website at Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload letter of application, CV, and a sample syllabus. Please have 3 confidential letters of reference emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to
  • Application deadline is 6 Nov. 2015.
  • [Nov. 18] Invitation for Skype Interview

University of California, Los Angeles (USA:CA) - pref. post-independence Mexico[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2016 "preferably with a focus on Post-Independence Mexico"
  • PhD required; all candidates must have completed their PhDs by June 30, 2016.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at to upload their information for this position. Documents should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a short writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. This position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2015.
    • --any word on this?
    • [16 Dec] AHA interview request (email) x3
    • - Are those being interviewed scholars of Mexico?
    • -- yes x3
    • --Have any of the AHA finalists had any updates? --- Not yet. The day of the interview the committee told me they would contact us in one or two weeks. Same for others? Same...I think I'm just being neurotic! --I feel the same :) Hope we have some news today
    • Any updates on the campus visits? [25 Jan]-- No, still waiting--
    • [Jan 25] Invitation to campus visit (email) (x2)
    • Has anyone received a post-AHA rejection?

University College London (UK) - Spanish and/or Latin American History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Spanish and/or Latin American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The postholder will be expected to contribute to the Department's and Faculty's teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to contribute to the running of the Department, the School and the University generally.
  • The postholder will have a Phd or equivalent, and have proven ability to undertake academic research of high quality in any area of Spanish and/or Latin American history. The postholder will also be completely fluent in Spanish with the ability to supervise academic work by undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Deadline: 13 May 2016
  • Request for writing sample. (May 25)
  • Any news on this search? I only have the confirmation of my application, but no further communication. I assume it's closed, but just want to be sure. (June 21) (x2)

University of Exeter (UK) - American History/History of the Americas prior to 1860[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in American History/History of the Americas before 1860
  • See full posting (link above) on North American History 2015-16 page
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2016

University of Florida (USA: FL) - Latin American Studies - Assoc. or Full Prof.[]

  • The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida invites applications of social scientists for a position in Latin American Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to begin in August 2016.
  • We seek candidates whose work engages the Caribbean (Cuba is of particular interest), and who will advance the Center’s commitment to cross-disciplinary collaborations among faculty and students, and to transdisciplinary partnerships that extend beyond the academy.
  • We welcome candidates with innovative approaches to research and to undergraduate and graduate teaching and those with enthusiasm for building programs, including one or more of the Center’s interdisciplinary research and training initiatives.
  • The successful candidate will hold a full-time appointment in the Center and will report to the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, with tenure in a relevant disciplinary department.
  • Applicants should apply through the University of Florida’s on-line applicant tracking system at: > and submit:a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and a list of three references.
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and continue until an applicant pool has been established.

University of Houston - Downtown (USA:TX) - Latin American History - CANCELLED[]

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Latin American history (colonial and national period), beginning Fall 2016.
  • Candidates should have an established research agenda, be willing to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in Latin American history as well as US history surveys, and contribute to service activities within the department and the university.
  • Candidates must have or received a doctoral degree by the time of employment.
  • To be considered a candidate for this position a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and writing sample and three letters of reference are required.
  • Job link:
  • Please send three letters of reference directly to:  University of Houston-Downtown, Attention: Dr. Austin Allen One Main Street, Suite N- 1009 Houston Texas, 77002.
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2015 and position is open until filled.
  • ​This is their second Latin American history hire in two years. They made a hire last year (13 sept)
  • This is the job posting from last year..."beginning Fall 2015."  It was listed on 18 Nov 2014.
  • At first glance, it looks that way. But it's actually not. They used the same posting as last year and forgot to change that date. If you go to the job site for UH-Downtown, the posting appears, and the deadline is listed as [15 Dec. 2015].
  • Search "no longer ongoing," as per Dr. Allen, [21 Sept 2015]

University of Louisville (USA: KY) - Latin America/United States Borderlands[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of the Latin America/United States Borderlands to begin Fall 2016.
  • Candidates should have a primary research field in either U.S. or Latin American/Caribbean history, which will contribute to the university's Latin American and Latino Studies program, and be able to teach US Latina/o history.
  • In addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in their field, this faculty member will also teach either the U.S. survey or the History of World Civilizations course.
  • Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs considered. The University requires that all candidates apply online via the "Online App. Form" link below.
  • In addition, candidates should send unofficial graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Christine Ehrick, Chair, Latin American Borderlands Search Committee, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292 or to
  • Link to Apply:
  • All materials should be received by 6 Nov. 2015.
  • Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Historical Association annual meeting.
  • Any news?
    • [2 Dec] none (x3)
    • [4 Dec] AHA interview request received. <---- corrected. initially incorrectly noted as 11/4
    • Has anyone else heard back? I'm surprised the only notification seems to be one that was received before the deadline.
    • My friend has an on-campus interview (2/4)

Northern Arizona University (USA:AZ) - [Non-TT: Lecturer][]

[Posted without link to ad. Please include a link to the original posting when you add a position. AFII (talk) 07:58, April 7, 2016 (UTC)]

Univ. of North Carolina - Pembroke (USA: NC) - Asst/Assoc Prof. in Latin American History[]

  • Tenure-track/tenured position (Assistant or Associate Prof) in Latin American History.
  • Candidates who can develop courses with a strong emphasis on indigenous peoples will be of particular interest.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History (in hand) in order to begin work in August 2016. 
  • The successful candidate will teach a variety of advanced courses in Latin American history, contribute to the general education survey load in the department by teaching courses in World or American history or both, as well as periodically teach a historical methods course.
  • Interested applicants must submit an online application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references through the UNCP Online Employment System (  A 500-word teaching statement and a sample or proposed syllabus from one upper-division course on any topic in Latin American history can be submitted by email to or by mail to Dr. Mark Thompson, Department of History, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC  28372-1510.
  • Review begins: '1 Jan. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • [7 Jan] Received extra materials request x 2
  • [21 Jan] Skype Interview Scheduled
  • Received the HR email letting me know I am no longer under considertation and thanking me for wanting to join "the UNC Pembroke team". Definitely the most inadvertently funny rejection of the season. It's great when HR people channel Dilbert during professorial searches. (3X) [25 Feb]
  • Received email today, stating that they will no longer be "extending any additional invitations for campus interviews". [8 March]
  • Offer accepted. [28 June]

University of North Georgia (USA: GA)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Latin American History
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 (Primary teaching responsibilities will be on the Gainesville campus)
  • Specialization is open
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Review begins 29 Feb 2016 and continues until position filled
  • Any news on this? (5/4/2016)

University of the Pacific (USA:CA) - Latin American History[]

  • The History Department at the University of the Pacific seeks applicants for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of Latin America. 
  • The specific field of expertise is open.
  • Candidates must be able to teach a two-semester Latin American History survey, the World History survey (before and after 1500), upper division courses on the History of Mexico, Latin American immigrants in the United States and other areas of interest to the candidate.
  • Teaching load is five courses per year. 
  • Pacific is a private, comprehensive national university with a picturesque campus in Stockton, California about one hour drive from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. 
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application and C.V. with evidence of teaching excellence including engaging students in active learning, a sample syllabus, teaching philosophy, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference to
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2015.
  • [23 Nov] Request for skype interview x 3
  • Are those invited for Skype interviews Mexicanists?
  • No, but with experience teaching History of Mexico
  • Yes x3
  • Any news post skype interview? 
  • [17 Dec] No news yet. We are supposed to have news this week, right? So I guess tomorrow is the day. Good luck! (x3)
  • [18 Dec] No news here (x3)
  • [21 Dec] No news, tempted to email and ask.   <-- Same here. I have just sent an email asking  (x2)
  • [21 Dec] Same, no news. Thanks for contacting them. Would appreciate to know what they say.
  • [22 Dec] Any news?
    • [22 Dec] None here.  (x3)
  • [22 Dec] Received email invitation for campus interview
  • Today?
  • [7 Jan] Post-Skype interview rejection email
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Scranton (USA: PA) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year (renewable for a second year), non-tenure track, leave replacement in Latin American History, beginning fall 2016
  • Area of specialization is open.
  • The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Latin American History (i.e., colonial Latin America and modern Latin America) and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach US or World History survey.
  • Apply online at, please include a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications begins 19 Feb. 2016
  • [Mar 1] Skype interviews underway
  • [Mar 18] Campus visits completed and offer made

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga (USA: TN) - Latin American History[]

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American History beginning August 2016. 
  • Specialization is open to all thematic areas and historical periods.
  • The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in world history, survey courses in Latin American History (i.e., colonial Latin America and modern Latin America), and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization. Candidates should also be willing to engage in alternative modes of instruction, including online.
  • Ph.D. in history required at time of appointment; applications from advanced ABD candidates also will be considered. 
  • Candidates should send all materials electronically, including a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabi (if available), and one writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter) to In the subject line of all email submissions please indicate "Latin American History Search." Please direct inquiries to Dr. Michelle White at
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 Dec. 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. 
  • Any news here?
  • [20 Jan] Received email to schedule skype interview x2
  • [2 Feb] Received email stating that I won't be coming to campus

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX) - U.S./Mexico Borderlands/Mexican American History (post 1877)[]

  • The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in U.S.-Mexico Borderlands/Mexican American history post 1877 to begin fall 2016.
  • Areas of teaching and research specialization may include labor, gender, or immigration in the U.S.-Mexico Border region.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her respective area of specialization. Additional teaching requirements include service courses (i.e. introductory surveys, geography, methods, senior seminar). Ability and/or willingness to teach and develop online courses is especially welcome.
  • In addition, UTRGV has a vibrant Mexican American Studies Program and there exists the possibility to hold either affiliate faculty status or a joint appointment in Mexican American Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a bilingual, bicultural institution in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands through an active research agenda, teaching requirements, and service in the university and Rio Grande Valley communities.
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field in hand by September 1, 2016, and a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in History.
  • To apply, go to: Review of applications will be January 4, 2016.

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - African Diaspora[]

  • Assistant or Associate Professorship in African Diaspora Studies
  • We seek scholars whose teaching and research explore the arts, media, culture, politics or history of the Black Atlantic. Regional focus could include the francophone, lusophone and/or the Hispanic Black Atlantic, especially Mexico, Central or South America or the Caribbean.  The candidate’s work should illuminate historical and/or cultural linkages among various parts of the Americas, or between Africa and the Americas.
  • See full  posting (link above) at the African/Middle East History 2015-16 page
  • Review begins: 25 Jan. 2015

University of Wyoming (USA: WY) - Latin American Studies[]

  • The Global & Area Studies Program at the University of Wyoming seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies, to begin in August 2016.
  • Preference for a focus on Development and/or Environment and Natural Resources.
  • The successful candidate will be a Latin Americanist teacher-scholar, with interests in interdisciplinary work in the Social Sciences. Responsibilities will include teaching core classes for the program, such as Introduction to Global Studies, important regional classes, such as Introduction to Latin American Studies, and upper division and Masters-level classes in the candidate’s area of specialty.
  • Candidates should have their Ph.D. in a relevant Social Science or international interdisciplinary degree program at the time of appointment, August 2016.
  • Submit a curriculum vita, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. David A. Messenger, Director, Global & Area Studies Program, University of Wyoming, Dept. 4299, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000, Applications via email preferred, paper accepted.
  • Review of applications begins 13 Nov. 2015.
  • [21 Dec] Rejection email, (x2)

Wesleyan University (USA: CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies (Non-TT)[]

  • Seeking "historian of the twentieth century, with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on Central America or the Andean region"

Wesleyan University (USA:CT) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Latin American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2016
  • Field of specialization is open but candidates working on the modern period are especially encouraged to apply
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 "and will include surveys of modern Latin American history, a lecture course on an area of the successful applicant’s special regional interest, as well as seminars"
  • Preference will be given to those with PhD in hand
  • You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample. In your letter of application, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double- check the accuracy of the email addresses and phone numbers of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date contact information for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter or reference for you.
  • For full consideration: 25 Mar. 2016
    • any news on this?
    • received email to schedule Skype interview (4/30)

Western Carolina University (USA: NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American history, to begin in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Will teach courses in Latin American history, areas of specialization, and World History surveys.  Preference for subfield that complements current department offerings.  All full-time faculty in our department teach lower-level liberal studies courses, upper-level/graduate courses, and play significant roles in implementing the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
  • PhD in-hand preferred; ABD considered.
  • Applicants must apply on-line at #002333).  Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with full contact information.  In addition, please submit three letters of reference and sample teaching materials to Dr. Alex Macaulay, History Department, 225 McKee, 286 Central Drive, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 28723. 
  • Review begins: 13 Nov. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • [7 Dec] Phone call from M.E. Engel. She said that the committee has narrowed down the candidates to a long list. It seems that she is calling all the applicants on the long list to confirm that they're still interested in the position. x2
    •  Stated they would be contacting letter writers, or at least was my understanding.
    • [7 Dec] The search committee contacted my letter writers to schedule times to chat
    • [28 Dec] They have begun to condact candidates concerning campus visits.
      • could you elaborate? this varies from the process & timeline that Western Carolina seemed to have indicated.
    • [4 Jan] Received email to schedule Skype interview.
    • [30 Jan] Received email to schedule on-campus interview.
    • [7 March] Offer made

Wheaton College (USA: IL) - African, Latin American, Middle Eastern[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor in African, Latin American, or Middle Eastern history beginning August 2016. Ph.D. required.
  • Applicants should be prepared to teach both survey and upper-division courses in their field(s) of expertise; additional teaching fields such as global Christianity would be a plus.
  • Standard teaching load is 3/3.
  • NOTE: "Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant."
  • Please send letter of interest and c.v. ... to, attention Tracy McKenzie, chair.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2015.


Minnesota State University Mankato (USA:MN)[]

  • Tenure track, assistant professor of Colonial Latin American history to begin 15 August 2016
  • PhD (in History) must be in hand before 1 Oct. 2016
  • Required: Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Colonial Latin American History.
  • Preferred: Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate lower-level survey courses in World and/or American History; Potential to teach upper-division and graduate courses in Modern Latin American History.
  • A complete online application will include: Three (3) letters of recommendation; Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree; Cover Letter; Resume/Curriculum Vitae. 
  • To apply for this position, please continue the process ... at:
  • Contact information: Chris Corley, Search Chair; Department of History; Minnesota State University, Mankato; 110 Armstrong Hall; Mankato, MN 56001; E-mail:
  • For full consideration: 4 Jan 2016
    • Is there a reason that someone removed this posting?
    • I have to ask as well. This was a pretty neat job that came on the scene today. 
    • [7 Dec] Reposted. Please do not delete adverts. If they are inaccurate they can be corrected, and if the search fails/is cancelled, please strike through and comment rather than deleting. Thanks AFII (talk) 10:09, December 7, 2015 (UTC)
    • Any thoughts as to why this is advertised as a colonial position by the school? 
    • Request for phone interview 1/20

Texas A&M University - Kingsville (USA: TX)[]

  • [posting removed as added in error; this is a colonial US job, not Latin America AFII (talk) 10:05, November 19, 2015 (UTC)]

University of California - Santa Barbara (USA: CA) []

  • The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in colonial Latin American history.
  • Appointment begins July 1, 2016. PhD expected at time of appointment.
  • The search is open to scholars working on any region of Latin America during the colonial period, ca. 1492-1825. The fields of specialization are open, but candidates must have a strong record of archival and colonial sources research experience. We particularly welcome candidates whose work considers global frameworks, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, as well as theoretical questions concerning colonialism and empire.
  • Knowledge of indigenous languages is desirable but not required.
  • Applicants should apply at: Applications should include a cover letter including discussion of current and future research, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation.
  • Address inquiries to Professor Cecilia Méndez, Colonial Latin American History Search Committee Chair, at
  • Materials must be received by November 15, 2015.
  • Request for more materials (Dec 3rd) (x2)
  • Are any of the "more materials" people NOT Andeanists?
  • I am not an Andeanist (x3)
  • Request for sample syllabi (Dec 15)
  • did anyone else get a request for syllabi? I didn't.  x2
  • Any news on this front?  Are they conducting AHA interviews?
  • it seems like the interviewing stage is over as of Dec 2015. Shortlist to be announced in the next few weeks.  
  • any news? (Jan 15)

University of Southern California (USA: CA)[]

  • tenure track assistant professor in the field of Colonial Latin American History, to begin Aug 2016
  • The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment
  • Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, research and teaching interests, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact information of three individuals who will be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference, and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages).
  • In order to be considered, applicants must submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Inquiries can be directed to
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2015 and continues until the positon filled
  • Request for more materials (11/17) x3
  • Any news?
  • none here.... x2 (12/15)
  • Skype interview request (12/17) x2
  • Thank you for the update. Did they mention whether the skype interviews were in place of AHA interviews? And what rank/field are those being interviewed?
  • Campus visits underway


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern latin american history, to begin 15 Sept. 2016
  • The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter, with a significant reduction in course load in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development; The successful candidate will teach lower-division general education History survey courses, upper-division and graduate courses in Latin American history, and may teach Ethnic Studies courses in the area of specialization
  • Ph.D. in History or related field must be completed by the date of appointment
  • Please visit, complete the required online faculty application, and apply to Requisition # 103780. Please upload the following required materials as part of the electronic application: a cover letter indicating your teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a sample of your scholarly writing (dissertation chapter, book chapter, article, or conference paper), syllabi, student evaluations, and a copy of a transcript showing your highest earned degree. Official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of at least three professional references when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed as references.
  • Review begins: 10 Nov. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • [2 Dec] Invitation to phone interview
    • [11 Jan] Any News?
    • [19 Feb] News? Inside hire? (x2)

Florida International University (USA: FL) []

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Modern Latin American History, to begin Fall semester 2016
  • The person to be hired would not only contribute to our transnational PhD program with emphasis in Atlantic Civilizations but also contribute to the Kimberly Green Latin American Caribbean Center and other relevant programs in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs.
  • The preferred candidate would have an active research agenda, cover the standard courses on Modern Latin American History, and offer courses in the history of the Southern Cone
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Candidates should apply to Job Opening ID 510670 at and must attach a cover letter discussing both teaching and research interests, Curriculum Vitae, sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, and unofficial transcripts, in a single pdf file
  • Dr. Noble David Cook is the Chair of the Search Committee
  • Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of the application
  • For full consideration, apply by 6 Jan. 2016 although position is open until filled.
    • [3 Dec] I just submitted my application, but the system did not ask me for the contact information of my recommenders. Sent an email to Recruitment Services/Staffing.
    • [4 Dec] I phoned Recruitment Services, and the woman with whom I spoke said that after applying to the position (if you were not prompted to enter recommender information), applicants should send an email to listing their three references (name, email, and relationship). Also include ID 510670.
  • [28 Jan] Claim that they've begun asking for interviews- anyone here able to confirm?
  • [29 Jan] Yes, I had a Skype interview with FIU yesterday.

Nazarbayev University (KAZ) - Modern European and/or Americas[]

  • Open rank position in modern and contemporary history of Europe and/or the Americas
  • See full posting (link above) at European History 2015-16

Pennsylvania State University (USA: PA) - since 1800 - [Asst/Assoc][]

  • Tenure-track position in the history of Modern Latin America (since 1800), to begin August 2016
  • The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications.
  • Prospective candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters.
  • Please request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, Modern Latin America, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2015, and continue until the position is filled. PLEASE note that the deadline has been moved up by a month (from 11/15).
  • Candidates should contact the chair of the search committee Tatiana Seijas with questions (
  • [30 Oct] Request for skype interview
  • [13 Nov] Post-skype rejection email
  • Offer made and accepted in Dec. (Full Prof. Colonialist hired)

University of Birmingham (UK) - 19th & 20th C[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Latin American History (19th & 20th centuries)
  • Within these temporal parameters the thematic and chronological focus is open, though, given our strengths in African Studies, we would be especially interested in applicants whose work relates to the so-called ‘Black Atlantic’ during this period. In all events, candidates’ research should ideally fall within one or more of the School’s key research themes, and in particular should complement our strengths in two or more of the following areas: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures
  • The appointment would be expected to consolidate and expand our UG teaching provision, expand PGT and PGR recruitment and work with one or more of our research centres to bolster History’s research strength. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) in History and American and Canadian Studies and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of their undergraduate remit, the successful candidate will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject on their broad subject of expertise, as well as contribute to core modules on modern history more generally. The successful candidate will also be asked in due course to undertake administrative duties within the Department, School or College. The post holder will be expected to participate in our plans for the REF and in helping to increase our postgraduate recruitment, ideally contributing to the further development of the MA in Contemporary History and/or MA in Global History.
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Elaine Fulton or Professor Corey Ross at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 25 May 2016
    • [9 Jun] shortlisted candidates have been contacted

University of Herefordshire (UK) - [non-TT] Modern Americas[]

University of Sheffield (UK) - Modern American or Latin American[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern American or Latin American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • The Department of History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in American History Since c. 1800. We are interested in applications from historians of North, Central, South, and/or Caribbean America.
  • See full posting (link above) on North American History 2015-16 page


Tulane University (USA: LA) - since Independence[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Brazilian History since independence, to begin August 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 June 2016
  • "Area of research specialization is open and we welcome candidates eager to contribute to our dynamic graduate and undergraduate programs"
  • Each candidate’s dossier should include a letter of application, c.v., a single well-selected journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at this link: Inquiries can be made to Justin Wolfe
  • Review begins: 15 Oct 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • This was pretty early, anyone get requests?
  • Received email invitation to Skype interview (12/2) (x1)
  • Received phone invitation to come to campus (12/18) (x2)

University of California - Davis (USA: CA) - Colonial or Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Brazil (Colonial or Modern)
  • All specializations are welcome
  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in Latin American and Trans-Atlantic history
  • The successful applicant will be expected to teach the appropriate course or courses in the yearlong survey on Latin American history as well as specialized upper-division and graduate courses. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching.
  • The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardlesss of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research (including dissertation, published monographs, and articles), C.V., a chapter-length writing sample, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation.  Optional submissions include additional evidence of teaching expertise (i.e., course syllabi, course descriptions, etc.).  Applications will be accepted on-line.  Please follow instructions at the recruitment website.  Apply at
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2015 though position will remain open until filled.
  • Received email invitation to Skype interview (11/14)
  • Any news on an offer made for this position? (2/17)
  • Offer made last week, not sure if accepted.

University of California - Santa Cruz (USA: CA) - Asst. or Assoc. Prof. - Brazilian Studies[]

  • Tenure track (Assistant) or tenured (Associate) professor position that focuses on Brazil/Brazilian studies.
  • Using the analytical framework of transnationalism, we seek a scholar whose work on twentieth-and/or twenty-first century Brazil will strengthen one or more of our Department’s four substantive themes of (1) Transnationalisms, Migrations, and Displacement; (2) Intersectionality, Identities, and Inequalities; (3) Collective Action, Social Movements, and Social Change; and (4) Culture, Power, Knowledge.
  • An applicant whose work focuses on popular culture, media or digital media, south/south migration, indigeneity, and/or dissident sexualities is of particular interest.
  • All applications must include: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) pedagogy statement; (5) 2-3 writing samples/publications (20-30 pages each, published work expected from associate professor candidates); (6) teaching evaluations if available; and (7) 3 confidential letters of reference. All applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.
  • Apply at
  • Review of applications will begin on 28 Sept. 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
  • I hate to be that person, but has anybody heard anything? 
  • Received a phone invitation to an on-campus interview (11/4). Apparently they're skipping preliminary phone/Skype interviews and going straight to finalists.
  • Received rejection email 1/5 (dept has completed the review process, and you were not among the final candidates)
  • (2/8) Closing date on their website has changed from 28 Sept 2015 to 30 June 2016. Has anyone moved forward or heard anything new? 

University of Oklahoma (USA: OK) - Brazilian Studies[]

  • Wick Cary Assistant Professorship in Brazilian Studies, to begin Aug. 2016
  • We seek candidates with a strong research profile in a social science discipline (broadly defined) whose research and teaching interests focus on Brazil or Brazil in a global or transnational context and which complement the Department's existing strengths in the study of violence and inequality in Brazil
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 The person hired for this position will teach undergraduate and MA-level courses on Brazil as well as thematic courses in their area of expertise. Additionally, the person hired will contribute to teaching at the Rio Center [in Rio de Janeiro]
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample. Submit all materials electronically at:
  • Review begins 1 Dec. 2015 and continues until position filled
  • Received email notifying of advancement to "long short list" and inviting to 20-minute phone interview. (12/9)
  • AMO quando eu recebo um formulário OEE após ficar sabendo pelo wiki que não avancei no concurso. Beijinho no ombro, Oklahoma! (12/15)


Arizona State University (USA: AZ) - Modern Mexican History [Open Rank][]

  • Tenure-eligible Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in History in the field of modern Mexico with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016.
  • We especially welcome candidates who have dealt with themes of the field that include but are not exclusive to the development of the modern state, nationalism and national identity, and gender and sexuality.
  • Ph.D. in History or Latin American Studies with strong history emphasis at the time of appointment; Spanish proficiency; Demonstrated record of research and publication in modern Mexico history; Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in modern Mexico history and mentoring graduate student research.
  • Applicants must apply online at and submit the following application materials: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) for three professional references; 4) a writing sample. Applicants name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Gayle Gullett, Search Committee Chair
  • Deadline: 7 Nov. 2015 if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
  • Any updates?
  • Request for letters of recommendation (11/23)
  • Any news? (12/21)

University of Arizona (USA:AZ) - Mexican American Studies []

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in the Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
  • Seeking candidate with demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas: Border Studies, Migration Studies, Demography, and Social Justice
  • Required: Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., anthropology, sociology, critical ethnic studies, Chicano/a studies, American studies, etc.) by start of the appointment; Teaching experience and evidence of excellence in teaching. Preferred: Bicultural and bilingual skills
  • Applications must include: (1) a signed letter of application describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position and proposed research agenda; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) an article-length writing sample of scholarly work; (4) sample of syllabus taught or proposed by the candidate; (5) official transcripts; (6) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (7) the names of three references and their contact information. Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they may be contacted and to post the candidate’s name at the top of each page submitted.
  • Deadline 4 Dec. 2015 and continues until position filled.