Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow in Latin American history

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Job TitleMulticultural Post-Doctoral Fellow in Latin American historyJob Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 1, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

The Department of History at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Multicultural Faculty Fellow (MFF) in the field of Latin American history for the Academic Year 2020-21. Subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months, the Fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year. Region, subfields, and time period are open.

We seek a scholar-teacher of the highest caliber who is committed to the University of Rhode Island’s mission as a learner-centered research university where diversity, fairness, and respect are valued. The ideal candidate would be adept at engaging and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the historical profession, across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.

Basic Function:

The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. The hire will advance their research agenda and develop their teaching portfolio under the mentorship of the department and university community. The candidate must have a strong commitment to furthering diversity and to addressing its attendant social issues in the classroom and within the department, college, and university. The candidate would be expected to teach broadly in Latin American history, engage in research and contribute to department, college, and university service.



1.Ph.D. in History, Latin American Studies, or a related field by appointment time September 1, 2020.

2.Specialty in Latin American history.

3.Demonstrated commitment to furthering diversity on campus.

4.Demonstrated experience working with members of diverse and underrepresented groups.

5.Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills.


1.Ability to teach broadly in Latin American history, in both the colonial and modern periods.

2.Demonstrated history of advising and mentoring diverse students.


UnionNon-Union Non-Classified StaffStatus Academic Year, Full-time, LimitedEnd Date of Restriction or Limitation

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 05-08-2021 with anticipated renewal.

Department Information

DepartmentHistoryContact(s)Contact EmailCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedNoExtension Contingent on Funding DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Letter of application discussing research and teaching interests (as one complete pdf document).

(#2) Curriculum Vitae

(#3) “Other Document” – a one-page diversity statement specifically explaining how she or he will support and enhance the department’s commitment to diversity, including in the university and the broader society.

(#4) “Other” – the names and contact information of three professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: Letters of Recommendation and Writing Samples on request only.

Posting Information

Position Number109376Posting NumberF00162Posting Date09/30/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesQuicklink for Posting DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Other
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in History, Latin American Studies, or a related field by appointment time September 1, 2020?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have specialty in Latin American history?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have demonstrated commitment to furthering diversity on campus?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with members of diverse and underrepresented groups?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other




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    Posted: 10/6/2019
    Application Due: 12/5/2019
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