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Assistant Professor, Modern Latin American/Latinx History

Washington State University College of Arts and Sciences
Richland, Washington State
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications + excellent fringe benefits
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary: The Department of History at Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American/Latinx history beginning August 16, 2023. Applicants should provide evidence of a well-defined research program. Specialization is open to thematic areas, but preferred areas of research include migration studies, race and ethnicity, gender, labor, and/or environmental justice. In addition, experience with public history projects is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to underrepresented communities through research, service, teaching, public history projects, and/or community engagement. 

Job Duties:  This is a tenure-track position with a 40-40-20 (research, teaching, service) appointment and a two courses per semester (2-2) teaching load. The successful candidate will teach upper and lower division courses in Latin American history, and contribute to the department’s graduate program and to the undergraduate Roots of Contemporary Issues course. Department faculty also may be asked to teach occasionally for the WSU Global campus. In addition, the successful candidate will maintain an active research program and serve on departmental, university and campus committees, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed PhD in History or closely-related field at time of appointment Evidence of a well-defined research agenda within modern Latin American/Latinx history Demonstrated teaching experience or potential for successful teaching and instruction Demonstrated commitment underrepresented communities and to campus and university diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public History experience

Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see

To Apply: Visit, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-7672.  Please complete the online application and be prepared to upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position Current curriculum vita Brief (1-2 pages) research statement Brief (1-2 pages) teaching statement Brief (1-2 pages) commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and teaching statement Names, addresses and contact information of at least three individuals who can address your history or, and potential for, excellence in research, teaching and service. Letters will be requested at a later point in the search process.

Screening begin date: Formal review of applications will begin December 15, 2022.

Direct inquiries about this position to Dr. Matthew Sutton, History Department Chair ( or Dr. Robert Bauman, Search Committee Chair (

About WSU, the Tri-Cities, the College of Arts and Sciences and the History Department

Washington State University (WSU) conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to a diverse student population of approximately 31,000 students statewide. Founded in Pullman in 1890, WSU today consists of four campuses: Pullman (21,000 students), Spokane (1,600 students), Tri-Cities (1,800 students), and Vancouver (3,500 students). This multi-campus system shares one central administration and one faculty. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.

WSU Tri-Cities is located on the shared traditional homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation who have lived on these lands from time immemorial. WSU Tri-Cities is an urban campus of Washington State University, located in Richland, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities, Washington. The campus draws from a regional population of approximately 260,000, and is expanding its reach both nationally and internationally. The growing campus has more than 1,800 students who are served by nearly 90 full-time faculty and 250 adjunct faculty, many of whom are full-time researchers and scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory or local science and engineering firms.

Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples.  For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see

The Department of History at WSU is a collegial community of over 40 full-time faculty members across three campuses.  The History faculty are a distinguished and diverse group of scholars and teachers who conduct ground-breaking research in a wide variety of fields and have been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships.  For more information, see the department website,  WSU Tri-Cities provides exciting opportunities in public history, as it is home to the Hanford History Project, whose most recent endeavors include a Latinx Community Oral History project,

WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And, as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs ( WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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