Assistant Professor of Latin American History (Tenure-Track)
About the Department
The Department of History at Northern Arizona University is a community of historians dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. We use history to empower scholars, students, and the public at large to use critical thinking and communication skills to expand curiosity, creativity, compassion, tolerance, and integrity in our diverse and ever-changing world.
We have around 283 undergraduate majors, one-half of whom major in History and Social Studies Education, as well as an active Master’s program
The Department of History at Northern Arizona University 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. The successful candidate should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship. They 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. The successful candidate should also be able to contribute to the Department’s thematic strengths at the graduate level, which at present include Race, Ethnicity & Gender; Politics, Economy & Culture; Indigeneity & Colonialism; Environment & Health; Transregional & World; Borderlands & the U.S. West; and Public History & Interpretation.
PhD in History, or related fields, conferred by May 2020.
Experience teaching surveys and/or advanced university courses.
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future
Evidence of potential for or a record of excellence in scholarly contributions to the profession
Ability to address gender, race, and ethnicity in an intersectional manner.
Scholarship demonstrating engagement with recent theoretical scholarship on Latin America in a global context.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level.
Experience teaching surveys and advanced courses in Latin American history.
Background working with diverse student populations
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.
The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.
Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
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),
One writing sample (sole-authored publication, or other as appropriate).
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 Eliza.Nokomis@nau.edu. Additional materials may be requested of finalists selected for an interview.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on-line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.