Assistant Professor of History, Latin American Studies

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of History, Latin American Studies


School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The History Department at Marist College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in Latin American history to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to our programs in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Global Studies. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses in Latin American history, and upper-level courses created by the successful candidate. A secondary focus in environmental studies or Indigenous studies will be considered a plus. Candidates will be expected to teach in our first-year seminar program, and expertise or interest in service learning pedagogy is especially welcome. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates is required. Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well.

This position is part of an ongoing cluster hire, and we will welcome additional new faculty members as part of our Global Studies cluster. These new faculty members will join faculty in the departments of English, history, modern languages and cultures, and political science who focus on Global Studies generally, and Africana Studies and Latinx & Latin American Studies specifically. The position is also part of a major college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in History or Latin American Studies is required. Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness is required.

Essential Functions:

The teaching load will be 3-4, however, faculty who achieve and maintain an outstanding record of scholarship maybe eligible for a 3-3 teaching load. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, faculty participate regularly in service activities for our students, Marist College, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

See Above

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, resume, & contact information for three professional references. We ask that candidates include in their cover letter any experiences working with under-represented students or communities, as we seek to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity in our department.

About the Department/School:

The History Department includes 10 faculty and offers an optional Public History concentration. Many history majors are also enrolled in our five-year Master’s Degree in Teaching program. The department contributes substantially to our interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The History Department is housed in the School of Liberal Arts, which includes departments in English, modern languages & cultures, philosophy & religious studies, and political science. The School of Liberal Arts is also home to the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Hudson River Valley Institute, and the Weiss Language Center.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



Faculty (Full-Time)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities and other activities as needed. Flexible work schedule, course schedule varies each semester.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: October 03, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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