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Associate or Full Professor in Latinx Studies

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C. invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latinx Studies to begin August 1, 2020. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds, including the social sciences, history, literature, and the arts, who are committed to building an interdisciplinary academic program that brings together work from all these fields. 


The successful candidate will be appointed jointly in the department that best corresponds to their disciplinary affiliation, and the College’s Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative ( Rank will correspond to experience and stature in the field. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. 


Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research as well as teaching. They should also demonstrate a vision for building an interdisciplinary Latinx studies program, and have relevant leadership experience. In addition to scholarship, teaching, and program building, responsibilities will include service to department, college, and the university.


Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2019.   Please submit applications via:    Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers.  We will request letters of recommendation on behalf of finalists at a later stage. Please contact Kelli South, Special Assistant to the Dean, at if you have any questions. 


American University ( ) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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