Assistant Professor

Boca Raton
Sep 21, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-20
Req: REQ07382
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Position Summary:

Latin American History. The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History. Candidates will exhibit promise of excellence in research and teaching and demonstrate a commitment to generating externally funded grants. Research fields and subfield specializations are open but those with expertise in public/digital history or LGBTQ history are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching load is typically 2-3 and will include the world history surveys, and the historical methods course required of majors, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in modern Latin American history and in the candidate’s subfield.

Three of the university’s major strategic initiatives are the academic engagement with and promotion of Peace, Justice and Human Rights, Diversity, and South Florida Cultures. The ideal candidate would become involved substantively in one or more of these ( The faculty member also would be encouraged to participate in the college’s PhD in Comparative Studies program and in the development of an “Americas” multi-disciplinary area of excellence. The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks to hire a multidisciplinary group of faculty with a research-intensive focus on the transhistorical African Diaspora in the Americas. These faculty will join current faculty who contribute to the overall hemispheric studies emphasis of the college's Americas' Initiative, taking advantage of FAU's unique location at the nexus of South America, North America and the Caribbean. The College seeks scholars wishing to engage with the diverse FAU student body, multicultural South Florida, community partners such as the Perez Art Museum and the UM Cuban Heritage Collection, Hispanic Unity of Florida, the Kislak Center, among others, and institutional exchange programs in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Given FAU’s status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, research and teaching intersections with Latin American and Latinx cultural, social and artistic histories are also welcome.

Send any inquiries to Dr. Adrian Finucane, Chair, Search Committee, Latin American History Search, at

Review of applications will begin on October 4th and will continue until the position is filled.


Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in History from an accredited institution must be in hand by the time of the appointment, though advanced ABDs will be considered.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Arts & Letters - History


Boca Raton

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter that addresses candidate’s research and teaching qualifications as well as indicate availability for an initial Skype interview, curriculum vitae, writing sample (one article or book chapter) and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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