The Department of History at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. Latinx History to begin Fall 2019. Research focus and chronological period are open. The successful candidate will be a committed researcher and teacher who can engage students in historical and interdisciplinary studies in introductory surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. This position is part of a cluster hire in Latinx Studies (parallel to a hire in literature and culture in the Dept. of Hispanic Studies). The applicant is also expected to play an active role in the vibrant Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program at the University of Kentucky. We encourage candidates with fluency in Spanish. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2019.
Applicants must submit the following: 1) letter of application detailing research and teaching (upload under Cover Letter), 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a chapter-length writing sample, and 4) a diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 1): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to U.S. Latinx Search Committee Chair, Professor Francie Chassen-López, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. by August 2019
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