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Assistant Professor in Latinx Studies

Latinx Studies Program at Northwestern University
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Latina, Latino, and Latinx Studies. The Program is a vibrant, cross-disciplinary community comprised of core and affiliated faculty, active undergraduate majors and minors, as well as graduate students from across various disciplines. The appointment will be fully in the Latina and Latino Studies Program. The start date for this position is September 1, 2022.

We welcome applications from any area of study, but we are particularly interested in scholars specializing in Afro-Latinidades, Indigeneity, environmental justice, and/or expressive cultures, including sound and media studies, grounded in U.S. Latina/o/x communities. We will consider applicants with doctoral degrees in any related field, but the teaching and research of applicants must engage the core questions, approaches, and methodological advances that have defined, and continue to define, Latina, Latino, and Latinx Studies as a distinct interdiscipline. In addition to courses in their area of specialization, applicants should also contribute to the Latina and Latino Studies Program’s core curriculum, including teaching our Introduction to Latino Studies course. 

Duties include:

  • Teaching four courses per year and participating in program committees.
  • Mentoring majors and minors.
  • Collaborating with other ethnic studies and interdisciplinary units, in addition to pursuing a dynamic research agenda.

Applicants should submit the following materials via Northwestern’s online application portal (see below for link): Cover letter that includes research and teaching interests, current CV, an article-length writing sample, sample syllabus in Latina, Latino, and Latinx Studies, and the names and contact information of three references.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For questions about the position, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Mérida M. Rúa, at


Applications must be received by October 15, 2021, to ensure full consideration. To apply, visit:


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