Director/Professor/Associate Professor--Latin American and Latino Studies Program (Job ID #98790)

University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois, United States
Commensurate with experience
Jun 29, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Program in Latin American and Latino Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the program and a vision for its continued excellence in research, teaching, service, and community engagement. The Director is the chief administrative officer of the program with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters.


UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Program in Latin American and Latino Studies is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to working in a wide range of areas in the Social Sciences and Humanities of Latin America and the Latino communities of the United States. The program’s faculty offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and serves a diverse student body of approximately fifty majors and minors and 12 M.A. students ( Faculty have exceptional research opportunities as a result of collaborations and affiliations with other interdisciplinary units in the college, as well as with UIC research centers such as the Great Cities Institute, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.  The program has served as the headquarters of Inter-University Program for Latino Research and presently houses the IUPLR/Andrew Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellows Program in Latino Humanities Studies.


The Director is the chief administrative officer of the program with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters.  Teach, do research in area of expertise, provide service to the university.


The successful candidate will have a PhD, a distinguished record of scholarship, evidence of excellent teaching, and appropriate academic administrative experience. Candidates with the rank of Full Professor preferred but advanced Associate Professors will be considered. A demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among a diverse group of scholars is desirable, as is a strong record of external funding and exemplary awards. The ideal Director will work with key units and communities at UIC and the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance the mission of the Program, the College, and the University.


For information about the application processes please contact Edward Drogos at or at 312-355-0646. For information about the Program please contact Prof. María de los Ángeles Torres at The desired appointment date is August 16, 2019. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. To apply complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information of four references. Applications and nominations should be received by November 26, 2018 to receive full consideration.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.