Assistant Professor of Latinx History, University of Delaware

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 4, 2019

The Department of History at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latinx History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2020. Area of specialization is open. A Ph.D. is required by the start date; fields other than History are welcome provided that the candidate’s research draws on historical methodology. The successful candidate will be a committed researcher and teacher who can engage students in introductory surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars using both historical and interdisciplinary approaches. We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and service will exemplify UD’s core values of diversity and inclusive excellence. We are committed to hiring a scholar who shows exceptional promise as a leader in the field and in our department.

In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda and enhancing the department’s course offerings in Latinx history, the appointee will be expected to play an active role in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Latin American and Iberian Studies program, including supporting the development of a Latinx concentration. There is potential for collaboration with additional interdisciplinary initiatives in areas such as digital history and public humanities, Museum Studies, Material Culture Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will join a department of twenty-nine core faculty with an extensive record of high-quality scholarship and existing strengths in U.S. and global history, museum studies, and material culture. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester.

Applicants are asked to create and upload a cover letter, c.v., a brief teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin on receipt and continue until October 4, 2019. See more here. Please direct questions to Latinx Search Committee chair Dr. Eve Buckley:

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is nationally recognized for our exceptional educational experiences and for integrating instruction, research, and public engagement. CAS is a thriving academic unit of over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 600 faculty, featuring outstanding research and teaching facilities. We encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and engage local, national, and global audiences through our research and creative activity.

The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Posted: September 18, 2019