Associate/Professor of Latin American History

Associate/Professor of Latin American History

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History

The College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University embarks on a cluster hire in Migration Studies: Focus Latin America to enhance the study of Latin American migration at VCU and position the university as a thought leader in addressing the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly diverse nation. Four new faculty positions enrich the departments of History, Sociology, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the School of World Studies.

Foremost of this cluster hire, the Department of History seeks applications for the newly established Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History. We are seeking a dynamic individual to promote the initiative through multidimensional programming; a historian specialized in Mexico, Central America, or South America whose research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, internal and transnational migrations, indigenous peoples and cultures, globalization, and state violence. Teaching responsibilities include surveys of Latin American history courses, and courses in the candidate's areas of expertise at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Greer Distinguished Professor will also be responsible for giving or organizing an annual public lecture on Latin American History.

Required qualifications include a PhD in History; an established scholarly portfolio consistent with an appointment at rank of associate or full professor with evidence of multidisciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department; and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as faculty member at VCU. Strong interpersonal skills are critical for this position as collaboration and program advocacy across the university, local communities and beyond are a vital component.

Preferred qualifications include native- or near native proficiency in Spanish, potential for developing and delivering professional development programming, and potential for engaging students in research experiences in migrant communities.

VCU is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. We are proud of our nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities we serve and change. Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the charm and convenience of a small historic city, Richmond provides an engaging backdrop for work, play and study. The College of Humanities and Sciences is the foundation of educational and intellectual life at Virginia Commonwealth University, and houses the core disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The History program at VCU includes both a Bachelors and a Masters Program. Currently, we have close to 300 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate students. For more information visit

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please apply online at, (Job number F56860) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarship, and three professional references with your online application.

If you have any questions please email Dr. Antonio Espinoza at

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, veterans, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.