History, Assistant Professor (Latin American History), Tenure Track
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 22100
Job Description Summary:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor in Latin American History, beginning Fall 2023. The Department of History has 29 full-time faculty serving undergraduates and graduate students and is located on the university's Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/history/index.shtml.
Located on Chicago's vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of History dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also seek applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.
The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in Latin American History, including the introduction to Latin American History survey that is part of the university's Core Curriculum. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program and will be able to participate in expanding the academic planning and intellectual life of the program (http://www.luc.edu/latinamericanstudies/index.shtml). Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate a record of (or clear potential for) excellence in scholarship, teaching, and student mentorship.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History when they begin their appointment and exhibit a strong potential for excellence in teaching and research, with expertise in Latin American History. Open to all periods and regions, including the Caribbean. The ability and desire to contribute to our department's strengths in urban and public history, and to the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program are particularly welcome. The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.