Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern Latin American History

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Fayetteville, AR, US
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The Department of History at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Modern Latin American History, to begin August 2020. A renewal of one additional year is possible based on funding and performance. Scholars with areas of specialization in any subfield are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will have a 2/2 teaching load from among the following courses, depending on departmental need: World Civilization, 1500-Present; Modern Latin America; Women and Gender in Modern Latin America, History of Brazil, the Latin American City, Latin American Environmental History; History of Modern Mexico. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the University’s interdisciplinary Latin American and Latino Studies program. Letters of recommendation will be requested for those candidates reaching the second round of the search.

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville History Department is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must demonstrate ability to provide support to and work with individuals and groups from diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, disability and/or ethnic backgrounds and contribute to University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A Ph.D. in History with area of specialization in any subfield of modern Latin American History is required by the time of appointment. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions concerning the search may be directed to Professor Elliott West (

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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.