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Bowdoin College (USA:ME) - incl. Brazil and Hispanic Caribbean[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, including Brazil and the Hispanic Caribbean, beginning fall 2018
  • Research sub-field and period is open, but candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach the colonial and modern periods.
  • Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions . Please submit a detailed cover letter describing your research and teaching interests and how they will contribute to Bowdoin’s Department of History, Latin American Studies Program, and the broader college community; a c.v.; and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins 15 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled
  • Any word? 
  • Received an email saying application was "under consideration" and to review my references. Sounded pretty generic. (Nov 6) (x6)
  • Any word? No
  • Request for video interview (Nov 29) (x2)
  • Received rejection email "We received a competitive pool of over 190 applications" (Dec 4) (x3)
  • As someone who's been on the market for years, I remember how crazy it was in 2013 when Vermont had 140 applicants. Then Wesleyan last year had 180. Now Bowdoin has 190. Definitely time for us to find something else to do with our lives. (I agree!)
  • Request for campus interview (Dec 19) [x2]

Bronx Community College (USA:NY) - Latin American History/World[]

  • The History Department at Bronx Community College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2018. Candidates should have a specialization in Latin American History and also be able to teach History of the Modern World and/or World Regional Geography. The position also entails engagement with assessment and professional development; student advisement; departmental and college service including committee, administrative, supervisory, and other functions; and continued progress in the scholarship and research of the successful candidate's area(s) of expertise. Evening, early morning or weekend teaching may be required. 
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant college teaching experience
  • Experience with instructional technologies
  • Experience with course assessment
  • HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.eduand navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID # 18045. Please attach CV, cover letter, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Please upload all documents as one file. Please do not include any other documentation. 
  • CLOSING DATE: The Closing Date has been extended to Feb. 22 2018, from Feb. 19, as CUNYfirst, through which applicants need to apply, will be down from Feb. 16 at 11:59  until Feb. 19 at 5 PM. 

California State University Dominguez Hills (USA: CA)[]

  • TT Asst. Professor, to begin August 2018.
  • The ideal candidate will deliver two-semester surveys in both Latin American History and Mexican history as well as the Department of History’s methodological sequence in research and writing. The candidate will also teach lower division survey courses in World History and/or US History required in the General Education curriculum.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in the discipline of History. Degree must be in hand at time of application.Evidence of at least two years effective teaching as instructor of record. Demonstrated ability to teach Latin American, Mexican history, women’s history and gender history. Demonstrated record of effective teaching and student mentoring in culturally diverse academic environments. A promising research agenda.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with high impact practices and pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation, and a record of scholarly interest and achievement in Mexican ethnohistory are also preferred.
  • Register your online application/s at
  • While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on 1 Oct. 2017.
  • Any word?
  • [26 Oct.] Received rejection email
  • (29 Oct.) Received invite for phone interview
  • [28 Oct.] Received invitation for online interview
  • Any news?
  • Seconding the request for news on this search...anyone know if they have lined up campus interviews, yet?
  • (22 Jan.) Campus Interview this week
  • Has an offer been made? 

College of Charleston (USA:SC) - [Non-TT][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in History to begin Fall 2018
  • Preference is for candidates who can teach Latin American history, but applicants in all fields are welcome.
  • The successful candidate will teach one course per semester in area of specialty as well as sections of the 100-level general education requirement each semester, i.e., pre-modern history (pre-1500) and/or modern history (post-1500). These classes are organized thematically, around the professor’s academic interests where appropriate.
  • All requirements for the Ph.D. in History must be completed at the time of appointment
  • Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, names and contact information for at least three references, a writing sample, and sample syllabi (pre-modern and/or modern) for the 100-level courses. Direct materials to: ... Evaluation of materials will begin immediately on receipt.
  • For full consideration: 14 May 2018

Dartmouth College (USA:NH)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the history of Latin America, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are in any region of the Americas (excluding the U.S. and Canada) and on any period. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching assignments will involve introductory as well as more specialized courses
  • Applicants should submit via Interfolio ( a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a representative writing sample.
  • For full consideration 29 Sept. 2017.
  • Any word? 
  • [1 Nov.] Received an email for a video interview. x 2
  • [17 Nov.] Received invitation for campus interview. x2.
  • Offer made and accepted

Kenyon College (USA:OH) - [Non-TT][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in Latin American History
  • To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) a list of at least three references (or letters of recommendation, if on file) All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website
  • Review begins immediately [26 Mar] and continues until position filled.
    • Any news? 

Lewis & Clark College (USA:OR) - [Non-TT:VAP] Latin American & North America[]

  • One-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in United States and Latin American History
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be advanced ABD candidates in history.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses "including three surveys (19th-century US, Colonial Latin America, Modern Latin America) and two upper-level, special topics courses in the visitor’s area of research expertise."
  • A complete application must include: a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees); graduate transcripts
  • All materials should be addressed to David Campion, Chair, History Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio (
  • Review begins: 10 Mar. 2018

New York University (USA:NY) - Latino/a History (1848-present)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latina/o history, focusing on the period from 1848 to the present, whose work emphasizes transnational approaches and methodologies, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • Topical areas of interest include the histories of migration and immigration; remittances, trade, and other transnational economic connections; immigration law and policing; Latino/a social movements; and histories of gender and sexuality. Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for both research excellence and high-quality instruction in the classroom.
  • Applicants are to submit their materials online at, including a cover letter, c.v., article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018.
  • Area of specialization is open, but strength in the histories of indigenous peoples of Central America and South America is highly desirable.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "teaching responsibilities include lower-division surveys, upper-division courses in colonial and modern Latin America, and graduate seminars"
  • Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy.
  • Submit cover letter, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by 15 Oct. 2017. Salary competitive. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding.
  • [29 Oct] Request for Skype Interview (2x)
  • [Dec. 7] Invitation for campus visit (2x)
  • [Feb. 4] Received email stating that search has been concluded

Ohio State University (USA:OH) - Latin American-United States Migration History[]

  • Tenure eligible assistant professorship in Latin American-United States Migration History, to begin 16 Aug. 2018
  • See full posting (link above) at North_American_History_2017-18

Samford University (USA:AL) - [Non-TT][]

  • One year position as instructor/assistant professor in the Department of History beginning August 2018.
  • teaching load: 3/3 " Candidates should be enthusiastic about contributing to a two-semester western ideas/core text sequence or in the freshman writing program. In addition, the successful candidates will teach a mix of introductory and upper-division history courses."
  • Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in History, but ABD will be considered
  • Specialty open with a preference for a broadly trained historian of Latin America with additional teaching interests in other fields, including Europe or Native Americans. "
  • Candidates must be willing to support the university’s Christian mission
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita with names of three references and a brief description of research interests. Applicants must also complete an “Application for Faculty Position” located at this link: as well as a “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” to be provided by the department chair.
  • Submit all materials electronically as PDF files to: Dr. Jonathan Bass, Chair, Department of History
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 12 Jun.] and continues until position filled

Smith College (USA: MA) - Latin American and Latino/a Studies and History[]

  • Tenured or tenure-track position to begin July 2018.
  • We seek a scholar interested in developing new interdisciplinary curriculum that engages cultural geography for the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Department of History.
  • Fields in which we are seeking to deepen our curriculum include: black geographies and their histories, and studies of science, technology & society. *We seek candidates who have a track record of bridging quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and who bring the vision and experience to lead the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS).
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/semester
  • Ph.D. is required in Latin American Studies, History, Geography, or a related, relevant discipline. Fluency in Spanish is required; Portuguese and/or other languages of the Americas desirable. Also required is evidence of: a respected scholarly research program; at least three years of full-time teaching and advising; and experience in roles of institutional (or departmental) leadership. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teach and mentor underrepresented students.
  • Teaching responsibilities include core courses in LALS, from introductory to advanced levels, including a methodology course and thematic classes related to the successful candidate’s expertise and interests. They also include at least two courses each year in the History Department that are cross-listed with LALS, and so candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work in this field (e.g., advanced degree and/or graduate training). Because this position bridges traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries in a liberal arts setting, candidates with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data (archival, visual, numerical, cartographic, environmental, and/or GIS) are encouraged to apply.
  • Further details about the LALS Program and Department of History at Smith may be found at and
  • Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample of ca. 25-30 pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Sept. 2017.

St Joseph's College (USA:NY) - Non-Western, pref. Latin America[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history, to begin 1 Aug. 2018
  • We are seeking applicants who are trained in a field other than United States or Europe. All categories and specializations in the field of non-western history are welcome, although particular consideration will be given to candidates able to teach courses on Latin America, colonialism, or other transnational or comparative perspectives. The successful candidate will also demonstrate ability to explore issues of diversity within their subject area.
  • See full posting (link above) at Open_Field_or_Mixed_Hire_History_2017-18
  • Any news on this one? 
  • They sent out a generic email on Jan. 21: "We have received your application and have started the review process. Over 100 very qualified people applied for the single position. Our committee will meet next week to determine the next steps, including scheduling Skype interviews. We will notify you when our intial review is completed. Thank you for your interest in the position at St. Joseph's College, NY." 
  • [30 Jan] Skype interview request (x2)
  • Campus visit request [Feb. 21]

St. Norbert College (USA: WI)[]

  • The History discipline invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American history at the rank of assistant professor. Ph.D. in history is required. Start August 2018. Field of specialization in Latin American history open; secondary field in European of U.S. history preferred. The successful candidate will contribute courses to both the history major (including introductory surveys and electives) and the college's Core Curriculum.
  • Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include a program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties.
  • More information about SNC and the Department of History is available at
  • St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community adn includes providing "an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development." We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. For more information on the SNC mission, see
  • Submit application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson.
  • Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2017.
  • Interviews will take place at the AHA conference in Washington, D.C. in January 2018.
  • Request to interview at the AHA (Dec. 5)
  • Campus visit invitation (Jan. 10)

SUNY Fredonia (USA: NY) - Latin American History and Spanish[]

  • Assistant Professor to start in August 2018 who can teach Spanish language, Latin American culture and literature, and Latin American history.
  • The Department is seeking an Assistant Professor who can contribute to a vibrant and innovative department dedicated to providing students with an engaging and meaningful curriculum. While the primary teaching, service, and research responsibilities will be in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the candidate will also contribute one course per year in History.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - Poverty, Inequality, Stratification and/or Immigration or Migration in the Americas[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship of public policy, effective July 1, 2018. 
  • We seek a social scientist (with a preference for public policy, sociology, demography, psychology or anthropology) with policy-relevant research and teaching interests in poverty, inequality, stratification and/or immigration or migration with a focus on the Americas.
  • Educational requirements: PhD in public policy, sociology, demography, psychology, anthropology or an applicable field is required for this position. 
  • Interested candidates should provide a cover letter which describes the candidate’s research and teaching interests and articulates the candidate’s rationale for seeking a position in an interdisciplinary academic unit; a CV; four (4) letters of reference from tenured professors at the Associate level or higher; and samples of written or published work. Paper applications will not be accepted. Letters of reference can be mailed to Public Policy Faculty Search, UNC Public Policy, CB#3435 Abernethy Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3435 or emailed to Informational meetings can be requested at the APPAM conference in November
  • Review of applications will begin in mid-to-late October and continue until the position is filled.

University of North Carolina at Greeensboro (USA:NC) - Black Atlantic/Afro-Latin America[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American and African Diaspora Studies Program in Black Atlantic/Afro-Latin America, to begin 1 Aug. 2018
  • Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. (or anticipated by 1 Aug. 2018) in Anthropology, History, Ethnomusicology, or related fields of study pertaining to the Black Atlantic with a focus on Afro-Latin America. Specialists in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the Circum-Caribbean are welcome. Consideration will also be given to West and Central Africanists with research and/or teaching linked to Latin America.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 " Offerings include undergraduate surveys with upper-level courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated engaged teaching and the ability to contribute to the program's dynamic intellectual life and broader community is especially favored."
  • Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #0900 or including a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page detailed description of their research program, up to three representative publications, a 1-2 page statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 16 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of Oklahoma, Norman (USA:OK)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin Agu. 2018
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • PhD required by start date
  • The search is open rank and open field but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in our department's and university's areas of strategic focus: Native Peoples, the Natural Environment, and Health Sciences. Special consideration will be given to historians whose work centers on these or contiguous topics. In addition to teaching undergraduate surveys and upper division courses, the successful candidate will make a substantial contribution to OU's doctoral program in Latin American history.
  • The complete application, consisting of a cover letter, CV, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (sent separately by recommenders) should be submitted through We urge candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible.
  • Review begins immediately - for full consideration: 26 Oct. 2017.
  • Request for additional materials (Nov 3)
  • Request for Skype interview (Nov 9)
  • Any word?
  • Nothing here. 
  • I emailed the search chair to politely inquire. All he could say at this point is that the search is still underway. (Dec 14)
  • I heard that a friend of a friend had a campus visit for this position in late December. Still no word from the search committee, however - very frustrating. (Jan 6)
  • Same, got no word after the prelim, but heard on Jan 6th they made an offer and the candidate accepted

University of Scranton (USA:PA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American history, to begin Fall 2018
  • A Ph.D. in History and teaching experience are required qualifications.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching both halves of a Latin American survey, as well as upper division courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. A willingness and preparation to teach the University’s First Year Seminars with a focus on Latin America and/or the ability to teach our Digital History and Craft of the Historian courses is highly desirable.
  • The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university.
  • To apply please submit a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of reference at
  • Deadline: 3 Nov. 2017
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • [Nov 13] invited to interview at AHA

University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - South and/or Central before 1700 [non-TT][]

  • Fixed term (12 months) Teaching Associatship in South and/or Central American History Before 1700
  • 1 Sept. 2017 - 30 Aug. 2019
  • The successful candidate will be able to teach the Level 2 Option ‘Aztec Society in the Early Sixteenth Century’ (HST2028), contribute to team-taught courses at Levels 1 to 3, including courses on the contemporary and public uses of history, and fulfil administrative roles within the department.
  • You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in pre-modern South/Central American History or a relevant subject area and possess teaching experience in pre-modern South/Central American History. You will have teaching and research strengths within your field and be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond. The willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences beyond the purely academic is also useful for this position.
  • Deadline: 18 Jun. 2018

University of the South (USA:TN) -[Non-TT:VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in the history of the Caribbean or Latin America, to begin Aug. 2018
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year " The successful candidate will teach the Latin American survey and courses in their areas of expertise."
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation. A teaching dossier consisting of samply syllabi and course evaluations is desirable. All application materials must be submitted through the online portal at
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2017.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • [Nov 12] Invited to interview at AHA
  • Has anyone heard back after AHA interviews? [Jan. 14]
  • Nothing here [Jan. 14]
  • Campus visit invitation [Jan 16] (x2)
  • The dean froze the search. I spoke with the search chair, and he said it's highly unlikely they'll make this hire, after all. So frustrating. [March 1]

University of South Alabama (USA:AL)[]

  • 9 month tenure track position in Latin American History, to begin 15 Aug. 2018
  • Specialists in Caribbean History and/or the African diaspora are especially encouraged to apply. ABD candidates will be considered, but an earned Ph.D. in Latin American History or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
  • For details, see:
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2017.
  • Any updates? [Dec 13]
  • Campus visit invitation given at the beginning of December [Jan 1]
  • Did anyone ever hear about this position? [Feb.14]

University of York (UK:Eng) - [non-tt][]

  • One year lectureship (~VAP) in Latin American history, to begin 10 Sept. 2018
  • The position is based in the Department of History, Heslington, and available from 10 September 2018 – 9 September 2019.
  • You will be responsible for developing and delivering teaching across the Department within the area of Latin American History; carrying out individual or collaborative research projects, leading to the production of research outputs/outcomes, and undertaking relevant administrative and managerial duties.
  • You should have a PhD in a field of Latin American History or a cognate field relevant to the post, and ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification. You will have an emerging publication record in a relevant field with proven experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate, and preferably, postgraduate level.
  • Deadline: 6 Jun. 2018
  • intend to interview 5 Jul.

Virginia Commonwealth University (USA:VA) - Senior Hire[]

  • Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History, to begin 16 Aug. 2018
  • We are seeking a dynamic individual to promote the initiative through multidimensional programming; a historian specialized in Mexico, Central America, or South America whose research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, internal and transnational migrations, indigenous peoples and cultures, globalization, and state violence. Teaching responsibilities include surveys of Latin American history courses, and courses in the candidate's areas of expertise at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Greer Distinguished Professor will also be tasked with giving or organizing an annual public lecture on Latin American History.
  • Required qualifications include a PhD in History; an established scholarly portfolio consistent with an appointment at rank of associate or full professor with evidence of multidisciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department; and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as faculty member at VCU. Strong interpersonal skills are critical for this position as collaboration and program advocacy across the university, local communities and beyond are a vital component.
  • Preferred qualifications include native- or near native proficiency in Spanish, potential for developing and delivering professional development programming, and potential for engaging students in research experiences in migrant communities.
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please apply online at, and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarship, and three professional references with your online application. If you have any questions please email Ms. Kathleen Murphy at
  • Review of applications begins immediately [Ad placed 2 Oct. 2017] and continues until position is filled.
  • Any word?


University of Chicago (USA: IL) - Spain and the Spanish American Empire in 18th c. - CANCELLED[]

  • Beginning tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Spain and the Spanish American empire in the eighteenth century.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses questions of Atlantic political economy, but all research topics will receive serious consideration.
  • The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.
  • Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website,
  • Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.
  • Search has been cancelled [Jan. 20].

University of Florida (USA:FL) - Early Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in early modern Iberian and colonial Latin American history, to begin 16 Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active research agenda, 2) apply for and obtain external research funding, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level in Early Modern Iberian History, Colonial Latin American History, and other areas of expertise of interest to the department, and 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.
  • For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a dissertation and/or sample publications, and (4) representative teaching evaluations if available. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any word at all on this search? [Dec 3]
  • Invited to interview at the AHA [Dec 4]
  • Any news? [Jan 20]
  • They have begun on-campus interviews [Jan 31]
  • Offer made [March 8]


Boston University (USA:MA) - Contemporary Latin America[]

  • The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the study of Contemporary Latin America, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budget approval.
  • We are especially interested in scholars whose work focuses on international relations, foreign policy, transnational politics, and traditional and non-traditional security (including food and environmental security). We welcome applications from scholars in any relevant discipline, including political science, history, sociology, geography, international relations, anthropology, and security studies, and are open to all methodological approaches. Candidates who have demonstrated policy experience are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Please submit 1) a letter of application describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience, and 2) curriculum vitae.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • This job is in the campus visit stage, 4 candidates
  • position hired

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - [Open Rank] excl. Caribbean[]

  • Open Rank in Modern Latin American History( excl. Caribbean), to begin Fall 2018
  • Ph.D. in History in the field of Modern Latin America required
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio ( to Professor Camilla Townsend, Chair of the Latin American History Search Committee, Department of History, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
  • Review begins 1 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • Any word?
  • They have moved to a "long shortlist" with interviews either by Skype or at the AHA.
  • [4 Dec] Does this mean the people on the "long shortlist" have already been notified?
  • Yes, people on the "long shortlist" have been notified.
  • Have there been any further developments?
  • Campus visits scheduled for early February. 
  • Offer made and accepted.

Southern Connecticut State University (USA: CT)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position in Modern Latin American History at the Assistant Professor level.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Latin American history by the time of appointment and will show evidence of excellent potential in both teaching and scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience with the tools and approaches of the Digital Humanities.
  • Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness to: History Search Committee Chair at Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV.
  • For full consideration: 16 Oct. 2017 The position will remain open until filled.
  • [2 Nov] Skype interview invite
  • [14 Nov] campus visit invite
  • [13 Nov] Campus visit invite

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA:NV)- excl. Mexico[]

  • Assistant Professorship in modern Latin American History, excl. Mexico
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach courses at all levels of instruction and the ability to teach sections of World History are especially welcome. As a Minority Serving Institution, UNLV seeks evidence of strong mentorship of underrepresented students.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Submit a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Materials should be addressed to Dr. Maria Raquel Casas, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to The Department will interview semi-finalists through Go To Meeting. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or
  • Review begins: 20 Oct. 2017 although position is open until filled.
  • [Nov. 13] Asked to send a writing sample x 3
  • [Nov. 29] Request for Skype interview (x4)
  • [Dec. 15] Received invite for an on campus interview. 
  • [May 17] Position has been filled.
    • Just now, or weeks/months ago?



Texas Christian University (USA: TX) - Modern Mexico[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level in the history of modern Mexico, to begin August 2018. Subfield is open, but candidates should identify how they complement or enhance the department’s existing strengths.
  • The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support, including the possibility of course releases tied to work in the graduate program.
  • Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. and enough experience to be prepared to teach at the graduate level, with a teaching, publication, and service record commensurate to their academic experience. TCU values the teacher-scholar model and seeks candidates with a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement, a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, and a commitment to developing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.
  • TCU, with 10,000 students, is an independent, nonsectarian, highly selective teaching and research university with a dedication to academic freedom.
  • Applications will be accepted until October 16, 2017 (extended to November 6), and should be submitted through the TCU Human Resources website at Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, CV, and one-page statement addressing the candidate’s ability and experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or mentoring students from underrepresented populations. Please have three confidential letters of reference emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to
  • [7 Dec] Rejection email
  • [8 Dec] still nothing here. That’s strange.

University of California, Merced (USA:CA) - 19th & 20th c. Caribbean or Lat. Am. (pref. Mexico)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from the 19th to the 20th centuries, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • We especially welcome historians of Mexico to apply. Scholarly focus is open, but the following areas are of particular interest: comparative social history, gender and sexuality, race relations and racialized social systems, imperialism, or transnationalism and migration. Secondary emphasis on the environment, medicine, or the Digital Humanities are also welcome.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate in both the History major and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Program, an interdisciplinary PhD that includes scholars in Latin American literature, anthropology, and Global Arts Studies. Candidates must be able to teach an undergraduate course in the History of Mexico, as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in the field appropriate to their research interests.
  • Applications must be submitted online...Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a contribution to diversity statement; 4) statement of research; 5) statement of teaching; 6) a writing sample; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than December 1, 2017.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017.
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  • Any word on this?
  • Any word?
  • [19 Dec] Nothing here
  • [22 Dec] Request for video interview
  • Campus visits scheduled for early February. 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (USA:NM) - Modern Mexico[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern Mexican history, to begin Aug. 2018
  • We seek an excellent teacher and scholar who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Mexican history as well as the second half of the Latin American history survey (182).
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Preferred qualifications: (1) a record of publication or commitment to publish within the field of modern Mexican History; (2) teaching experience at the university or college level including demonstrable ability to teach upper-division courses in 20th – 21st century Mexican History, the second half of the Latin American History survey (1822-present), and courses in the Latin American Studies or International Studies program (3) demonstrable ability to mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels. (4) Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as ability to work with broadly diverse communities.
  • A complete application consists of (1) a signed letter of application detailing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, and teaching experience, etc.) and the names of three references and their contact information (see instructions below for sending reference letters); (2) a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae (please include an email address and telephone number); (3) an article length writing sample of scholarly work as a PDF file; (4) a sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course and a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach; (5) teaching evaluations, if available; and (6) official transcript. Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they can be contacted and to post the candidate name at the top of each page submitted. The above materials must be submitted electronically at, and reference requisition number 2615. In addition, please request that three letters of reference be sent either to the department’s postal or e-mail address. Signed e-mail letters of reference may be sent to with subject line
  • For best consideration, please apply by 15 Nov. 2017. This position will remain open until filled.
  • any word?
  • [9 Dec] Request for AHA interview
  • has anyone been invited to campus after prelims?

University of Washington (USA: WA) - Chicana/o Studies (spec. Mexican American History)[]

  • The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, Assitant Professor tenure-track appointment in the area of Chicana/o Studies with an emphasis in Mexican American History and Culture starting on September 16, 2018.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment and must have demonstrated competence in the theoretical and comparative study and practices in the fields of Chicana/o and Ethnic Studies, as well as the ability to relate the study of Chicana/o issues to other U.S.-based ethnic groups. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Chicana/o or Ethnic Studies, but also welcome applicants with degrees in the social sciences that include, but are not limited to, history, anthropology, sociology, geography and political science. 
  • Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following comparative and interdisciplinary areas of study: History of Chicanas/os in the Pacific Northwest; Northwest Latina/o ethnic communities; Social history of labor and union organizing in the west, southwest and northwest U.S.; Chicana/o settlement patterns in west coast communities; Chicana/o diasporic and transborder communities; Chicana/o environmental and health issues.
  • We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship with an active, theoretically-based research agenda. The successful candidate will teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.
  • Application Instructions: Send an application file that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication of no more than 2,500 words, a statement of commitment to diversity and equity of no more than 500 words, a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than 500 words, and three letters of recommendation to:
  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2017. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via Skype, and finalists will be asked to participate in a campus visit. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at