Assistant Professor in Latinx Studies

University of Kentucky
Kentucky, United States
Not Specified
Oct 29, 2018
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job Title

Assistant Professor in Latinx Studies

Requisition Number


Working Title

Department Name

8E690:Hispanic Studies

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Type of Position


Position Time Status


Tenure Track Status

Tenure Track

Required Education

Ph.D. in hand by time of application

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Latinx Studies to begin Fall 2019. This is a tenure-track position in a research-intensive title series with a 2/2 teaching load. This position is part of a college-wide initiative that includes a Latinx hire in the Department of History. We seek a scholar with a robust research agenda focused on Latinx studies (i.e., literature, film and media, visual arts, performance studies, social movements, etc.). We encourage candidates who are able to dialogue with other units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The ideal candidate will be willing and interested in developing comparatist Latinx-Latin American courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in teaching Latin American undergraduate survey courses. Candidates are expected to teach in both English and Spanish at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and service, with contributions to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of application.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching portfolio (teaching statement, sample syllabi, representative teaching evaluations - upload under Specific Request 1), 4) research statement (upload under Specific Request 2), 5) a chapter-length writing sample, 6) and a statement on inclusivity (upload under Specific Request 3): 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.

Application deadline is November 26, 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mónica Díaz, Chair, Latinx Search Committee, Department of Hispanic Studies, 1153 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027, USA ; email:

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply


Open Until Filled


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
  • Academic Keys
  • Latinos in Higher Education
  • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
  • None of the Above

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Specific Request 1
  • Specific Request 2
  • Writing Sample
  • Specific Request 3
  • Optional Documents