The Washington and Lee (W&L) University History Department
invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American
and Latina/o/x histories at the Assistant or Associate level
beginning in August 2022. Area and period of research
specialty are open, but candidates whose research and teaching
explore issues related to race, gender, class, sexuality,
indigeneity, migration, and immigration are particularly welcome.
Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach the
department’s two-term introductory sequence in Latin American
history, and to offer courses in their own area of specialization
at all levels. Candidates should also be prepared to contribute to
the university’s interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean
W&L is ranked in the top ten liberal arts institutions and
History is one of the largest departments in the College. The
Department is committed to the development of an inclusive
environment and strives to advance diverse perspectives and
approaches within the department and its curriculum. In keeping
with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from
underrepresented minority candidates and members of other
communities that are traditionally underrepresented in
The university requires employees to become fully
vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must
provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day
of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious
exemption to the vaccination requirement.
A PhD at the time of appointment is required.
To be considered, applicants should submit the following
materials through the Interfolio portal: http://apply.interfolio.com/90430.
Review of applications will begin October 4, 2021.
Semi-finalists will be interviewed via Zoom. Candidates should
submit a letter of application describing their teaching interests,
experience, and pedagogical philosophy; summarizing their current
and future scholarship; and reflecting their work with a diverse
student population. Applicants should also provide a CV and a list
of three references. For more information, please contact
Prof. Molly Michelmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Semi-finalists will be asked to supply three confidential letters
of recommendation and a writing sample before their interview.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As
such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high
standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to
the development of a campus climate that supports equality and
diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description
requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the
knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
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diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive