Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, LatinX history

University of Illinois Chicago
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Latinx History

The UIC Department of History, through UIC's Bridge-to-the-Faculty Postdoctoral Scholars Program, seeks to hire an exceptional scholar of Latinx history.  Successful candidates will balance our current offerings in Latinx history and take note of the fact that during the past few years the Department of History at UIC has become a central crux of migration history.

The Bridge-to-the-Faculty Postdoctoral Program is a University-level initiative designed to increase the pipeline toward faculty diversity at UIC by recruiting scholars from traditionally underrepresented groups.  Subject to satisfactory performance and University approval, the successful candidate may be re-appointed for one additional year as a postdoctoral scholar. Successful postdocs in the Bridge-to-the-Faculty program may then have the opportunity to transition to tenure-track faculty at UIC starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The postdoctoral scholar will have access to institutional and departmental initiatives specifically designed to support the development of a successful assistant professor.  This unique postdoctoral opportunity provides a structured opportunity to be mentored while building a successful teaching portfolio and a program of research with access to individualized support for academic productivity.


(1) teach one course during the second year of the fellowship
(2) complete any necessary postdoctoral research in order to ready their dissertation for publication
(3) prepare an article or book chapter for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
(4) attend professional conferences


A PhD in History or related historical discipline filed by August 14, 2021 but no earlier than August 15, 2017.

To apply

For information about the Department of History, go to  Inquiries can be sent via email to Prof. Laura Hostetler, chair of the search committee, at:  For full consideration, applications should be received by December 30.

Applicants should submit materials to and reference job #139227 (see link below).

Applications should include:

(1) a cover letter that includes information about the scholar's research and teaching interests as well as consideration of how the applicant will further the University's goal of building a diverse educational environment.

(2) a CV that includes the names and email addresses of three academic references (a short list of candidates will be required to have three referees send letters of reference)

(3) a writing sample no longer than 30 pages (e.g. a sample chapter or article)



Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality.  Part of the University of Illinois land-grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most-diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  UIC's undergraduate population of 21,787 students is currently 34.6% Hispanic/Latinx, 20.9% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander, 7.7% Black, 25.8% White, 3% International, and 1.7% other/unknown.  Roughly 60% of UIC’s undergraduate students are Pell Grant eligible and 70% receive financial aid.