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Assistant or Associate Professor of Latin American and Latina/o/x History

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Studies program.

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 academia.

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: .

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 . Semi-finalists will be asked to supply three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample before their interview.

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.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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