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Adelphi University (USA:NY) LA & Caribbean[]

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean history, to begin Fall 2020
  • The department particularly welcomes candidates who have interdisciplinary interests and/or teaching competency in a cross-regional or thematic field such as environmental history, the Atlantic world, history of science or medicine, race, gender, etc.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching: Expected to teach Western or World Civilization, a two-semester survey of Latin American history, Caribbean history, and advanced courses in the candidate's area of specialization.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., chapter-length writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Applicant must apply online on the Adelphi website. Direct any inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Associate Professor Kirsten Ziomek:
  • Deadline: 14 Oct. 2019
    • [22 Nov.] Request for more materials. (x2)
    • [26 Nov.] Request for Skype Interview (x3)
    • [15 Jan.] Candidates have been invited to campus. 

Albright College (USA: PA) []

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of Latin American History.
  • The qualified candidate for this tenure-track position will be a historian with expertise in Latin America who is broadly trained, so they are able to work across disciplinary boundaries in making connections with other existing programs on campus, such as environmental studies, art, or political science.
  • The successful candidate will also have a proven ability to teach world history surveys.
  • Interested applicants should complete an application that includes CV, cover letter, and a minimum of two professional references.
  • Please apply at
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 20 Dec. 2019] and continues until the position is filled.
  • [3 Feb] Skype interview request
  • {13 Feb.] Campus interview request
  • [17 Feb.] I was told the committee would be making decisions for campus interviews in March. Anyone else hear differently?
  • [17 March] Offer Made and Accepted 

Angelo State University (USA: TX) []

  • The History Department at Angelo State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American history beginning Fall of 2020.
  • 4x4 course load
  • $51,817 salary per annum
  • The successful candidate should be able to teach an array of upper division courses that cover the pre-Hispanic period to the present, as well as both halves of the U.S. history survey. Applicant should have a PhD in history or related field at the time of employment.
  • The University offers a minor in Mexican American Studies, to which the person hired for this position would contribute. 
  • Please apply at
  • Materials to submit: CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial)
  • For best consideration, submit all materials by 29 November 2019.
  • [3 March] boilerplate rejection

Auburn University (USA: AL) (non-TT) Instructor[]

  • The Department of History at Auburn University invites applications for one (non-tenure-track) position a the rank of Instructor.
  • Ph.D. in History prior to employment desired, but outstanding candidates who are in the final state of doctoral candidacy will be considered.
  • The appointee will be primarily responsible for teaching undergraduate class in Latin American history as well as our core World History sequence (HIST 1010 and 1020).
  • This position would carry a 4-4 teaching load.
  • The one-year appointment will begin on 16 August 2020, with a possibility of renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon need, funding, and satisfactory performance.
  • Apply at
  • Required documents: CV, cover letter, transcripts, course evaluations, teaching statement, example syllabus, research statement (optional)
  • Review of applications will begin 1 November 2019.
    • Skype interviews in progress (11 Dec.)

Berry College (USA:GA) - Asia, the Atlantic World, Latin America, or the Middle East[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning in fall 2020.
  • We prefer applicants who can offer at least one non-western history course in either Asia, the Atlantic World, Latin America, or the Middle East.
  • Qualification to teach environmental, legal, public, or digital history; history of science, medicine, business, or technology; historiography; or a similar topic a plus.
  • Teach a three-course load each semester, including an upper-level History course and two foundations courses in either World or United States History.
  • Required: a cover letter that includes a statement on teaching philosophy (including comments on experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body) along with a CV, three letters of reference, and copies of transcripts (official or unofficial). 
  • Submit application materials to Dr. Laurence W. Marvin, Chair, History Search Committee, 
  • Review of applications will begin 1 December 2019.
    • Offer extended and accepted (3 March)

California State University, Channel Islands (USA:CA): Central Am. or South Am.[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Pre-Columbian, Early Colonial, or Modern Latin American History starting in Fall 2020
  • We are looking for a person with primary expertise in Central American history, and/or South American history to complement our existing specialist in Mexican history. The new position is also intended to strengthen the World History pillar of our program.
  • PhD (from an accredited institution in History or Latin American Studies or relevant discipline) must be in hand by time of appointment
  • Expertise in digital history and Indigenous history is particularly welcome. The new colleague is expected to develop courses in areas of expertise as well as teach upper division Latin American history courses and lower division World History surveys. The selected candidate will show expertise or promise in teaching excellence, scholarly accomplishments, and service experiences that best fit the needs for the future growth of our program.
  • For more information and to apply online please visit our website at:
  • review begins: 7 Oct. 2019
    • The add ( says applications review begins 28 Oct. Am I missing something?
    • The Chronicle Vitae site has it listed as 7 Oct. at the top of the job ad and as 28 Oct. at the bottom of the job ad. (10 Oct.)
    • Phone interview request (25 Nov.)
    • Campus interview request (18 Dec.) '
    • Offer extended and accepted (4 March)

California State University, East Bay (USA:CA) - Migration & Slavery in the Americas[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in History (Migration and Slavery in the Americas), from 1492 to the independence movements in the Americas, to begin Fall 2020
  • See full posting (link above) atNorth American History 2019-20
    • [11 Nov.] request for phone interview
    • [30 Jan.] Campus interviews scheduled

Central State University (USA:OH): U.S. and/or Latin America[]

  • The Department of Humanities seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in American, African American, and/or Latin American History.
  • Preferred areas of interest include histories of any aspects of non-western culture; scholarship that engages in transnational, comparative, and/or boundary-crossing work.
  • Ph.D. in History or closely related field preferred; ABD may be considered for a one-year appointment.
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Submit CV, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts at
  • No deadline specified

Colorado College (USA:CO): South America[]

  • Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Latin American History, with an emphasis in South America. To begin Fall 2020.
  • Time period and area open. Expertise in indigenous cultures and societies of particular interest. Should be prepared to teach pre-Columbian era to the present, including seminars on candidate's are of interest.
  • Requirements: cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, scholarship statement, and writing sample, all sent to Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz, Chair of the History Department. Apply through CC's application website:
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [16 Oct] Online interview request.
  • [29 Oct] On-campus interview request.
  • [19 Dec] Boilerplate rejection x2

Florida Atlantic University (USA:FL)[]

  • The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History. 
  • Research fields and subfield specializations are open but those with expertise in public/digital history or LGBTQ history are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • Teaching load is typically 2-3 and will include the world history surveys, and the historical methods course required of majors, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in modern Latin American history and in the candidate’s subfield. 
  • Three of the university’s major strategic initiatives are the academic engagement with and promotion of Peace, Justice and Human Rights, Diversity, and South Florida Cultures. The ideal candidate would become involved substantively in one or more of these. The faculty member also would be encouraged to participate in the college’s PhD in Comparative Studies program and in the development of an “Americas” multi-disciplinary area of excellence. 
  • All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. 
  • Requirements: CV, cover letter, writing sample, copies of official transcripts
  • Send any inquiries to Dr. Adrian Finucane, Chair, Search Committee, Latin American History Search, at
  • Review of applications will begin on 4 October 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • [31 Dec.] - offered extended and accepted

Georgetown University (USA: DC) - [non-TT], Asst. or Assoc. Teaching Prof., Latin Am. Studies[]

  • Non-tenure-line, three-year Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor & Director of Academic Affairs at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in the social sciences (with a preference for International Relations), have strong academic administrative abilities, and have a capacity to teach MA and undergraduate courses in Latin American politics.
  • Expertise in the Andes and the Caribbean, as well as in the political economy of extractive industries and development, is also of considerable interest. 
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.).
  • Questions on the position may be directed to Matthew Carnes, S.J., Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of Government, at 
  • All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2019

Hostos Community College (USA: NY) - Caribbean History[]

  • The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Unit of the Humanities Department at Hostos Community College (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning January 2020.
  • We seek a scholar with a specialization in Caribbean History or Latin American and Caribbean History with intersectional interests in fields of Political Science/ Political Economy, Sociology, Geography, or Cultural Studies.
  • We are open to a variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches and encourage scholars with graduate training, and with research and teaching interests in the following research areas, to apply: critical race theory, Decolonial Studies, Black Atlantic studies, Im/Migration/ Diaspora Studies, and/or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies.
  • The selected candidate must be prepared to teach courses addressing the history, political developments and political economy, social and racial issues, and cultural diversity of Caribbean and Latin American peoples and their diasporas.
  • Preferred: Experience teaching in both English and Spanish
  • Candidates should provide a CV/resume, teaching statement, and statement of scholarly interests.
  • Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. 
  • Deadline: Open until filled
    • Job link was still active as of today (4 Nov.)
    • Contacted for interview (11 Nov.)
    • Contacted for Job Talk (26 Nov.)

Idaho State University (USA: ID)[]

  • The Department of History at Idaho State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American History at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • The period of specialization is open. The ability to teach courses in World or European History is desirable, especially at the general education level.
  • Teaching duties in a 3/3 load include in-class, broadcast, and online formats. 
  • Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kevin Marsh, search committee chair at
  • Please submit the following documents with your application: CV, cover letter, writing sample, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.
  • Review of applications begins 15 January 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. 
    • Rejection letter from the HR Office (5 Feb). 
    • [1 April] Offer Made and Accepted 

Iona College (USA: NY)[]

  • Tenure track, assistant professor who specializes in the history of Latin America
  • Search committee will consider candidates with expertise in any area of Latin American history.
  • Preference for candidates with training in: the history of women and gender, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, African history, African diasporic experiences, Indigenous histories in Latin America, decoloniality, Caribbean history, historical archaeology, and the digital humanities
  • Teaching load: 4 courses during each full semester
  • Applicants must have 1-2 years of relevant teaching experience.
  • Successful hire will teach upper level courses and seminars on the history of Latin America and their secondary field(s). He or she will also be expected to teach survey courses such as HST 101, HST 120, and HST 201 depending on their areas of expertise and the Columba Cornerstone seminar. 
  • Iona College is located just 20 minutes north of midtown Manhattan and has a satellite program at Rockefeller Center.
  • Interested parties should submit a letter of application, CV, and two letters of recommendation to our online application system:
  • Applications will be accepted through 14 February 2020.
    • Skype interview request (5 March)

Lake Forest College (USA: IL) - [non-TT], VAP - History of the Americas, post-1600[]

  • Hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year, full-time appointment in the history of the Americas post-1600 with specialization in one or more of the following: immigration/migration/diaspora, borderlands, Latinx/Latin American, African American/African diaspora, empire/colonialism, indigenous history, and/or race in the United States.
  • Teaching load is 3-3 and will consist of a mix of existing introductory courses (Global and/or US history surveys) and new or existing upper-level courses in the scholar’s areas of specialization. 
  • In a single PDF, please send the following: 1) a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Lake Forest College and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and example syllabi. Email submission materials with PDF attachments to
  • Please request that two letters of reference that can speak to your teaching be sent directly to Dan LeMahieu, Chair of History at the same email address.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search deadline for full consideration is 1 December.
  • [6 Dec] Request for Skype interview. X2
  • Any updates since the Skype interview?
  • [15 Jan] Received an email (20 Dec) a week after my Skype interview that they contacted other candidates for the campus interview. 

Lyon College (USA: AR) - Modern History w/ emphasis on E. Asia, S. Asia, or Lat. Am.[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History starting in the fall of 2020
  • Seeking applications from persons who have expertise in Modern World History, with a particular emphasis on East Asian, South Asian, African or Latin American history
  • See full posting (link above) at World/Global/Transnational History_2019-2020

Metropolitan State University of Denver (USA: CO) []

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of Latin American history to begin August 2020.
  • Ideal candidate will have a PhD in Latin American history or closely related field, as well as the expertise to teach surveys in U.S. history that focus on race and ethnicity.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per semester. 
  • Materials to submit: CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teaching evaluations, list of references
  • If you are unable to attach copies of the documents requested at the time of application, please submit them via email to Professor Meg Frisbee (
  • Apply via the online application system,
  • Complete applications received by 15 January 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.
  • [10 Feb.] Any word in this search? 
  • [12 Feb.] Request for more materials.
  • [26 Feb] Invitation for a skype interview

Murray State University (USA: KY) - Latin America in the World[]

  • Assistant Professor, Latin America in the World 
  • Ph.D. in Latin American History focusing on Spanish- and/or Portuguese-influenced areas of the Americas, including Cuba.
  • Expertise in Digital Humanities is desired, although applicants with secondary fields in other areas of history will be considered.
  • Applicants must be able to teach survey courses in World History and teach Latin America courses in a global context. Ability to teach online preferred.
  • Teach 12 hours per semester (4 courses) 
  • Materials: cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts
  • Apply at
  • Deadline: 15 December 2019
    • What happened with this position last year, anybody know? (31 Oct.)
    • From my understanding, this is the third year in a row this search is running. I cannot add anything more than that, but every year it includes a variation and now it's Digital Humanities. 
    • Search was cancelled twice before. Unreliable institution, I am afraid. Good luck to those applying! (8 Nov.)
    • Skype interview offer (15 Jan) 

Nevada State College (USA:NV)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of Latin American History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • We prefer research and/or teaching emphasis in pre-20th century history of Latin America (19th, 18th, or earlier centuries) that can include such specializations as political, social, gender, military, sexuality, cultural, and colonialism
  • Ph.D. in History with a central focus on Latin America or in Latin American Studies with an emphasis in history and historical methods.
  • Candidates who are ABD are eligible to apply with the expectation that the Ph.D. will be completed by July 31, 2020
  • Course Load: 4/4
  • Required Attachment(s): CV, cover letter, teaching statement, recent teaching evaluations including especially summary reports on teaching effectiveness; names and contact information of three references--at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability. The search committee may ask for more materials at later stages in the application process.
  • Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.
  • To apply, visit
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 6 Jan. 2020
    • They will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. (13 Nov.)
    • [8 Jan.] Contacted for a Skype Interview
    • [6 Feb.] On-campus interview request
    • [1 April]  Offer Made and Accepted

Northern Arizona University (USA: AZ) []

  • The Department of History at Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the history of Latin America.
  • Historical period and area of specialization are open, though in keeping with the department’s mission of understanding local histories in a global context, we are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching focuses on the history of Latin America in a global context.
  • PhD in History, or related fields, must be conferred by May 2020.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to teach the Department’s Latin American history survey courses, a third-year course in Mexican history, and upper division courses commensurate with the successful candidate’s regional and thematic specialization. 
  • Salary: $55,000-$62,000 per annum
  • Application must include: CV, cover letter, research statement, writing sample, and evidence of teaching abilities (including two sample syllabi of courses taught and that the candidate would like to teach, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy, and student evaluations if available).
  • In addition, three letters of recommendation are required, and should be sent directly from the recommenders as e-mail attachments to the History Department Administrative Associate at
  • To apply for this position, please apply via the online application at (Job ID: 604568). 
  • Review of applications will begin on 4 November 2019.
    • Per job ad, NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
    • [2 Jan.] Contacted for a Skype interview.
      • That is weird. I have not been contacted at all yet.
    • [Jan 29] Have they decided who to invite to campus?
    • [5 Feb.] On-campus interview request
    • [17 March] Offer Made and Accepted 

Purdue University (USA:IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in History []

  • The Department of History at Purdue University, West Lafayette campus, invites applications for a one-year renewable Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (August 17, 2020 – May 16, 2021).
  • We seek a historian of exceptional promise who will contribute to the excellence of our department and the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.
  • Candidates working in any area of history are encouraged to apply.
  • The successfull candidate will teach four courses during the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
  • The award includes a salary of $50,000, full Purdue University employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $2,000, and a $2,000 moving allowance.
  • To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between September 1, 2016 and May 31, 2020.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no longer than 25 pages), a one-page research statement, and a teaching portfolio that includes evidence of teaching excellence. The cover letter must specify the applicant’s choice of mentor within the department.
  • Applications will be via the Purdue Careers Website . Pease contact search committee chair with any questions: Dr. Melinda Zook,
  • Deadline for applications is 30 December 2019.
  • Job ad says they will not sponsor work visas

Rider University (USA:NJ) - African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track position in the history of the African diaspora, including Africa and Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
  • See full posting (link above) at African/Middle_Eastern_History_2019-20

Rollins College (USA:FL) - pref. transpacific, transatlantic, or African diaspora[]

  • Tenure-track professor of Latin American history position beginning August 2020
  • All specializations are welcome. The department is especially interested in scholars who have geographical or temporal breadth, including, but not limited to, transpacific or transatlantic history or the history of the African diaspora.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 3/3. We are interested in candidates with experience teaching as a sole instructor and the ability to teach introductory and topics courses. All professors at Rollins College teach regularly in the general education program.
  • To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials: - Cover letter; Curriculum vita; Include contact information for three references
  • Questions may be directed to Claire Strom, Chair - Search Committee,
  • Deadline: 30 Sept 2019
    • [4 Oct] Contacted for an online interview.
    • [27 Nov.] Offer extended and accepted.

Southeastern Louisiana University (USA:LA)[]

  • The Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University is accepting applications for a tenure track position in Latin American History.
  • To apply for this position, please complete and submit: cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references.
  • Online application can be found at
  • Applicants must apply by 1 February 2020.
    • Anybody know if this job search was cancelled? [6 June]

State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) (USA: NY) - [non-TT] VAP in transnational migration[]

  • The Department of Latin America, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Albany invites applicants for a 'two 'year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) appointment for Fall 2020 with the possibility, depending on resources, of conversion to a tenure track position. 
  • We seek candidates who employ an interdisciplinary perspective to study transnational migration to the United States, focusing on the dynamics of Mexican, South American and/or Central American immigration to the United States, with an emphasis on transnational community formation, cross border connections, or social and political engagement and incorporation.
  • The successful applicant will teach four courses annually, one of which must be at the graduate level, and may be invited to sit on MA examination committees.
  • Materials to submit: CV, cover letter, list of references
  • Please apply online via
  • A review of applications will start on 18 October 2019 and the search will remain open until the position is filled
    • [27 Dec] any updates?
    • [Feb 15] - Still nothing????

St Olaf's College (USA:MN) - [non-TT][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in Latin American History
  • Candidates will be expected to teach a Latin American survey and offer topical or thematic courses at the introductory and/or intermediate levels. We are open to a range of subfields, but teaching expertise in environmental, colonial/immigration, trade, and identity formation in Latin American history are particularly welcome.
  • Applicants should be committed to teaching at a liberal arts institution and have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (ABD considered).
  • Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable), Evidence of teaching effectiveness, The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening)
  • Deadline: 8 Aug. 2020

Union College (USA:NY)[]

  • Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American History, preferably with specialization(s) in environmental, economic, migration/immigration, and/or gender history.
  • Teaching load: 6 courses (3 trimesters) The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent preparation to teach courses in Colonial and Modern Latin America, including courses that reflect the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. The ability to teach pre-Columbian, indigenous and/or global history is highly desirable; the candidate would be expected to offer courses ranging from the introductory level to junior seminars and to supervise senior projects.
  • Please upload a cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly work, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials, to Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. 
  • For full consideration 30 Nov. 2019.
    • [19 Dec]: Any news?
    • [3 Jan]: I haven't heard anything either and am also curious.
    • [17 Jan.] Request for Skype Interview x6
    • [7 Feb.]: Any news since Skype Interviews?
    • [7 Feb.] Contacted to schedule campus interview 

University of Cologne (DEU)[]

NB this is a position for the 2020-21 academic year; posted here as a holding place until the new pages are up and running.

  • W2-Professor (f/m/d) in Latin American History
  • Applicants should demonstrate outstanding nationally and internationally recognized scholarship in the field of Latin American history. They are expected to teach Latin American history in the context of the Latin American Studies Program of the University (BA and MA) as well as in other study programs of the Historical Institute, especially the Global History program (MA). They also should engage in the broader research projects of the faculty, especially in the Latin American Center (CLAC) and the Global South Studies Center (GSSC). Experiences in the acquisition of third party funding, participation in larger research projects and / or international cooperation are welcome.
  • Applicants should submit their documents (CV, list of publications, list of taught courses, teaching evaluations if available, and copies of official certificates) to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne. Furthermore please also submit a copy of the dissertation and up to four relevant articles which you consider relevant to the professorship.
  • Please apply via the University’s Academic Job Portal (
  • Deadline: 10 Jun. 2020

University of Colorado, Boulder (USA:CO) - [non-TT], Scholar in Residence[]

  • The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization and the History Department invite applications to join our new, interdisciplinary community of Scholars in Residence.
  • Selections will be made on the basis of candidates’ relevance to our theme for the year, “Community or Disunity?” in Latin American History.
  • The Benson Scholar in Residence is a one-year, non-tenure-track, Scholar-in-Residence, at-will appointment.
  • This is a one-year terminal position, starting Fall 2020.
  • Teaching load: 1x1
  • The anticipated starting salary is $40,000.00.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials: CV, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, list of references, statement describing how your work fits Benson Center's mission at
  • Review of applications will begin on 22 April 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Houston (USA: TX) - 20th century Mexico[]

  • Tenure-track position as an assistant professor specializing in twentieth-century Mexican history.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the Latin American history survey, upper division and graduate courses in Modern Latin American history.
  • The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
  • Complete applications should include a letter of introduction, CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references.
  • Questions regarding the application or position may be forwarded to Dr. Jose Angel Hernandez at
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by 17 January 2020 for full consideration.
    • FYI: This job posting is already listed below under "Mexico."

University of Montana, Western (USA:MT) - Latin Am. or Atlantic World, Asst. or Assoc.[]

  • The University of Montana, Western invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, commencing August 1, 2020.
  • Applicants must have a specialization in either Latin America or the Atlantic World, and at least one of these content areas: Indigenous Peoples, Empire, or Early America.
  • Extra consideration may be given to applicants who can teach introductory Spanish.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching introductory courses in non-western and US history, historical research methods and upper level courses in area of specialization.
  • Salary: Assistant Professor approximately $52,000; Associate Professor approximately $58,000 
  • Application materials should include: CV, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching experience and ability, 3 letters of professional recommendation and 3 additional references (include address, phone numbers and email address).
  • Application material should be sent as one pdf document to: Patti Lake,
  • For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Bill Janus,
  • Review of applications will begin 18 November 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
    • [18 Dec.] Hire made and accepted

University of Nebraska, Omaha (USA: NE)[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor position in Latin American History
  • Chronological period and area of specialization are open.
  • The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and should also be able to teach surveys of Latin American history and sections of World Civilizations. 
  • The successful candidate's dissertation must be completed and approved by May 2020* (*this was ammended from the original date of January 2020).
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article length writing sample, a teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three references at
  • Inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Jeanne Reames, Latin American History Search Committee Chair at
  • Review of applications will commence on 1 December 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
    • [4 Dec]  Request for Skype Interview (x2)
    • [20 Jan] Contacted for Job Talk
    • [17 Feb] Offer made and accepted

University of Nebraska, Omaha (USA: NE): [non-TT], Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies[]

  • Full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure positions, renewable. 
  • Primary responsibility will be teaching "Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies" and secondary teaching responsibility will be in a home disciplinary department.
  • 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters with the possibility of summer teaching.
  • Requirements: earned doctorate in any collegiate discipline or in an interdisciplinary program; demonstrated teaching excellence; demonstrated success in working with the needs of first- and second-year college students, including those students from underrepresented groups.
  • Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and a 1-2 page statement to the UNO HR website, Letters of reference should be emailed to Dr. Tammie M. Kennedy, with “INDS Instructor” in the subject line.
  • Review of applications will begin on 10 February 2020, and will continue until positions are filled.

University of New Orleans (USA: LA), Lat. Am. Studies, Advanced Asst. Prof. or higher[]

  • endowed Doris Zemurray Stone Chair in Latin American Studies. 
  • Required: PhD in a social science or humanities academic discipline as an advanced assistant professor or higher, with a clear track towards tenure.
  • Required: Experience in administrative and fund-raising activities towards program development and a record of teaching and research consistent with broadly conceived sympathies to interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative approaches to Latin American, Caribbean, and Circum-Caribbean studies.
  • Responsibilities of the chair-holder include development and oversight of a center for Latin American studies
  • review begins: 31 Jan. 2020 but position will remain opened until filled
    • Zoom interviews conducted in February.
    • [2 March] Have candidates been invited to campus? I interviewed then and never heard back

University of North Carolina, Greensboro (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latin American History, to begin 1 Aug. 2020
  • Chronological period and area of specialization are both open, with a preference for candidates who can teach topical courses in World History and who can teach both beginning and advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Applications should include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, as well as a current C.V., three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi, and an article-length writing sample. For additional information or to apply for this position #1682, please visit our website at Questions regarding the position should be sent to Latin America Search Committee Chair Dr. Linda Rupert,
  • Review begins: 5 Oct. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • [6 Oct.] Invitation to Skype interview.
  • [19 Nov.] boiler plate rejection
  • [2 Dec] On campus interview request
  • [31 Jan.] Offer made and accepted

University of North Texas (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 'Slavery in the Americas', to begin Fall 2020
  • We seek applications from historians of Africa, the African diaspora, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States
  • see full posting (link above) at North American History 2019-20
  • [10 Dec] skype interviews were last week

University of Puget Sound (USA:WA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History
  • Teaching load: 6 courses including "lower-division survey courses on colonial and modern Latin American history and upper-division courses in field of interest"
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Latin American History, and a commitment to liberal arts education. A specialty in Borderlands or Mexico is particularly welcome.
  • Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered: Curriculum vitae, Letter of interest, teaching statement, Writing sample, Unofficial transcripts, Diversity statement, Contact information for three (3) references. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter if/when candidates are included in final consideration phases.
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2020

University of Rhode Island (USA:RI) - 1 yr. postdoc, which transitions into TT appointment[]

  • The Department of History at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Multicultural Faculty Fellow (MFF) in the field of Latin American history for the Academic Year 2020-21. Subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months, the Fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year.
  • Region, subfields, and time period are open.
  • The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. 
  • The candidate would be expected to teach broadly in Latin American history, engage in research and contribute to department, college, and university service.
  • Please provide: cover letter, CV, diversity statement, and names of three references. (Please do not send unsolicited letters of recommendation or writing samples.)
  • Apply at
  • Position open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by 15 November 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by 1 December 2019.
    • [23 Dec.] Invitation to Skype interview.
    • [18 Jan] On campus interview request.
    • [26 Feb] Offer made and accepted

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Assoc. Prof., Latin Am. Studies[]

  • The University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenured position in Latin American Studies to start Fall 2020.
  • The search is at the rank of Associate Professor, and applications from all social science and humanities disciplines are welcome.
  • Interested candidates should provide the following materials: a letter of application addressing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a single article or book chapter), and the names of three references.
  • Apply at
  • Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Natalia Molina, chair of the search committee, at
  • Applications will begin to be reviewed on 1 February 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
    • [2 March] Any news on this one?
    • [5 March] Any news?

University of Texas, San Antonio (USA:TX) - Latin America & the World[]

  • Assistant Professor of History - Latin America and the World
  • All time periods will be considered. We seek candidates whose research and teaching contribute to the department theme of “Empires, States, and Borders.” Experience in digital humanities and public history is especially welcomed.
  • Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • complete application must include 1.) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2.) a current curriculum vitae; and 3.) a short personal statement on research, teaching, and discussion of the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment (1-2 pages).
  • Deadline 15 Nov. 2019
    • Any news? (29 Nov.)
    • Phone Interview Request (2 Dec.)
    • Boilerplate rejection (15 Jan)
    • Campus visit (Jan 27)

Whitman College (USA: WA) - U.S. History, w/ Latin American focus[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in United States and the World, with a comparative focus in Latin American history
  • See full posting (link above) at North American History 2019-20
    • Video interview requested [9 Dec.] 
    • Campus interview scheduled [22 Jan]



Carleton College (USA:MN) - [non-TT] - Modern[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in the history of modern Latin America, including the Caribbean, for the 2020-2021 academic year with the possibility of renewal.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses (over 3 x 10 week year), Teaching obligations will include a survey of modern Latin America (1800-present) and more specialized courses.
  • To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at to complete the online application, including a letter of application, c.v., current graduate transcripts, a sample syllabus for a survey course on Latin American history, and two letters of reference. Also include a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment, explaining how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values
  • Candidates who have questions are encouraged to contact: Professor David Tompkins, Chair of the Search ( or Nikki Lamberty, Administrative Assistant of History (
  • review begins: 15 Apr. 2020 and continues until position filled.

Fordham University (USA:NY) - Central America post-1900[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of post-1900 Central America, with scholars focusing on migration particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications should include a CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of article length, and a teaching portfolio (with sample syllabi and a teaching statement). Candidates should submit applications to
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2019
  • Any updates on this one? Have they started interviewing candidates? (29 Jan.)
  • Video interviews were held back in December (30 Jan.)

Montana State University, Billings (USA:MT)[]

  • Tenure track position in Modern Latin American History, starting August 2020
  • The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
  • The successful applicant must have the ability to teach courses in Modern Latin American History, including the History of Mexico, and modern US survey courses. Additionally, the applicant will be expected to develop courses in her/his field of expertise and contribute to the department’s commitment to delivering select online courses.
  • Required: CV, cover letter, teaching statement, unofficial transcripts, list of references, background check form
  • Apply at:
  • For full consideration: 21 Oct. 2019 but position is open until filled.
    • Contacted for a phone interview (12 Nov.)
    • They will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. (13 Nov.)
    • Offer made and accepted (2 June)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (USA:AR) [non-TT] Visiting Assistant Professor[]

  • One-year visiting assistant professor position in Modern Latin American History. A renewal of one additional year is possible based on funding and performance. 
  • Scholars with areas of specialization in any subfield are welcome to apply.
  • The successful candidate will have a 2/2 teaching load from among the following courses, depending on departmental need:  World Civilization, 1500-Present; Modern Latin America; Women and Gender in Modern Latin America, History of Brazil, the Latin American City, Latin American Environmental History; History of Modern Mexico. 
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Letters of recommendation will be requested for those candidates reaching the second round of the search.
  • Questions concerning the search may be directed to Professor Elliott West (
  • To apply, visit
  • The deadline for applications is 1 March 2020.




University of Houston (USA: TX) - 20th century[]

  • Tenure-track position as an assistant professor specializing in twentieth-century Mexican history.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the Latin American history survey, upper division and graduate courses in Modern Latin American history.
  • The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
  • Complete applications should include a letter of introduction, CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references.
  • Questions regarding the application or position may be forwarded to Dr. Jose Angel Hernandez at
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by 17 January 2020 for full consideration.
    • Invitation for a Skype interview (1 February) x3
      • Campus visits scheduled (17 February).