The College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU embarks on a cluster hire in Migration Studies: Focus Latin America to enhance the study of Latin American migration at VCU and position the university as a thought leader in addressing the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly diverse nation. Four new faculty positions enrich the departments of History, Sociology, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the School of World Studies.
Foremost of this cluster hire, the Department of History seeks applications for the newly established Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History. We seek 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 area of expertise at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The Greer Distinguished Professor will also be responsible for giving or organizing an annual public lecture on Latin American history.
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 a faculty member at VCU. Strong interpersonal skills are critical for this position as collaboration and program advocacy across university, local communities and beyond are a vital component.
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.
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