Instructor/Lecturer in Latina/o Studies

University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor/Lecturer in Latina/o Studies

Department of Latina/Latino Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Latina/Latino Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track Instructors/Lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year. Courses to be taught include Intro to Latina/Latino Studies, Latina/o Migration, Latina/o Popular Culture, and Latina/os on the Bronze Screen. The essential duties of the positions include providing classroom instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy, objectives, and established course outlines of the University; informing students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the courses; preparing a course syllabus for each course and distributing it early in each term; maintaining regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation; providing assistance to students in a timely manner; maintaining accurate scholastic records of students; and submitting required reports on student progress according to published deadlines. Teaching is expected to be in person.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.


Qualifications: Candidates are required to hold a Master's degree (Ph. D or other terminal degree preferred) and have experience teaching U.S. Latina/o studies courses at the college level. Candidates with a Master's degree will be appointed at the rank of instructor. Candidates with a Ph.D. will be appointed at the rank of lecturer.


Salary and Appointment Information: The appointments will be full-time (100%), nine-month non-tenure track positions for Aug. 16, 2021–May 15, 2022. A one-time renewal of the positions is possible and contingent on availability of funding, sufficient enrollments, and strong performance reviews. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Application Procedures and Deadline Information: To apply, create a candidate profile through and submit application materials by May 18, 2021. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, 2 syllabi (for courses listed above), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The online application will also require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business day after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Letters of reference must be received no later than May 25, 2021. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.


For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact M Laura Castañeda at Information about the Department of Latina/Latino Studies can be found at


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