Assistant Professor in Latin American History

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 13, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Assistant Professor in Latin American History

Department: History Department
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Date:
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001856

About Vassar College
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from underrepresented groups in the American professoriate are particularly encouraged to apply.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the Hudson River Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Position Summary and Responsibilities The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latin American history, beginning Fall 2021.

Field of specialization is open, but the successful applicant will be able to offer courses on the history of the region from the pre-Columbian period to the contemporary era. At least one course should focus on the pre-1800 history of the region. Candidates who can contribute to one or several of Vassar's rich multidisciplinary programs (such as Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Women's Studies, or Environmental Studies) are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., writing sample (roughly 30 pages), graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be addressed to Latin American History Search Committee and submitted online at Address any questions to History Administrative Assistant, Michelle Whalen (

Review of applicant materials will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Required Applicant Documents
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Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

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To Apply
All applicants must apply online at:

Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.