Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies

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Lake Forest College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American and Latinx Studies. The qualified candidate will hold a PhD in History, Political Science, Latin American Studies, or related field.  Preferred geographic specializations include Mexico and/or Spanish-speaking Latin America, including the Caribbean, and preferred thematic specializations include indigenous history, empire and colonialism, immigration/migration and diaspora, borderlands, social movements, social justice, education, art, social and racial issues, public policy, and/or political economy. Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and interest in future interdisciplinary collaboration are strongly desired. Teaching load is 3-3 and will consist of a mix of existing introductory courses in our Latin American and Latinx Studies program and new or existing upper-level courses in the scholar’s area of specialization, with offerings that may also support the general education curriculum’s cultural diversity requirement and/or First-Year Studies program. Experience teaching in both English and Spanish is preferred. The candidate may also contribute to our interdisciplinary programs of Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies, Legal Studies, American Studies, and/or Urban Studies. Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.   

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest, with nearly 40% of our student body considered a domestic minority or international student. The majority of our STEM pool is female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references no later than November 25, 2020 to[email protected] for priority consideration. Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional materials. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled. We will be interviewing via Zoom. 




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Posted: 10/21/2020
Application Due: 12/20/2020
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