Assistant Professor - Twentieth-Century Mexican History - (FAC001495)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The History Department at the University of Houston seeks to appoint a colleague for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor specializing in twentieth-century Mexican history, the Dirty War, and the War on Drugs in Mexico between 1969-1985.

The candidate should have five years of teaching experience and offer introductory, upper level and graduate courses not only on the history of Modern Mexico, but also on the history of the Cold War in Latin America and political violence in Latin America, the role of women in movements of resistance in Mexico and in Latin America and also Human Rights. The successful candidate will have demonstrated scholarly potential by having received a number of pre- and-post-doctoral dissertation fellowships.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. in History by July 2021, and should have a professional dedication to teaching and to pursuing an active research agenda. A strong record of publications, with journal articles and book chapters in Spanish and in English are essential to the position. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.

The successful candidate will join a strong cohort of Latin Americanists dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship in areas such as, borderlands, empire, environmental, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, gender, women, family and revolution and technology. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Contributing to departmental programs, service and governance are expected. The University of Houston is a Carnegie designated Tier One Public Research University.

Complete applications should include a letter of introduction, CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Philip Howard at . Applicants are to apply at under the faculty employment link by October 20th for full consideration. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples .

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in History by July 2021.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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