The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History. Candidates will exhibit promise of excellence in research and teaching and demonstrate a commitment to generating externally funded grants. 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 (https://www.fau.edu/provost/files/approved.plan2015.pdf). 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. The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks to hire a multidisciplinary group of faculty with a research-intensive focus on the transhistorical African Diaspora in the Americas. These faculty will join current faculty who contribute to the overall hemispheric studies emphasis of the college’s Americas’ Initiative, taking advantage of FAU’s unique location at the nexus of South America, North America and the Caribbean. The College seeks scholars wishing to engage with the diverse FAU student body, multicultural South Florida, community partners such as the Perez Art Museum and the UM Cuban Heritage Collection, Hispanic Unity of Florida, the Kislak Center, among others, and institutional exchange programs in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Given FAU’s status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, research and teaching intersections with Latin American and Latinx cultural, social and artistic histories are also welcome.
Send any inquiries to Dr. Adrian Finucane, Chair, Search Committee, Latin American History Search, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on October 4th and will continue until the position is filled.