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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Latin/Latino American Studies (23-24)

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Latin/Latino American Studies (23-24)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

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Job ID: 97083

Rank: Assistant Professor

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at DePaul University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latino Studies to start in Fall 2023.

Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in their area of specialization, core and elective Latin American and Latino Studies courses, as well as core liberal arts courses, including a first-year seminar and/or an interdisciplinary sophomore seminar on multiculturalism in the U.S. Since DePaul is on the quarter system, the position entails teaching two courses per quarter (six courses) each academic year, as well as participate in the department’s meetings and activities organized by the unit.

Latin American and Latino Studies students bring a rich array of backgrounds, identities and experiences to the Department, including but not limited to first-generation students, differently abled and non-traditional students and students from underrepresented ethnic and gender identities. The successful candidate must therefore have a demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The Department of LALS invites candidates to consider their engagement with a number of exciting new initiatives, focused on expanding its curriculum, and recruiting and retaining students of color. We have just launched a new degree in Latino/a Culture and Communication -only three similar degrees exist across the US- in coordination with the College of Communications. LALS is also a core part of the Social Transformative Research Collaborative (STRC), a Mellon-funded program which supports the retention of diverse faculty and students through research fellowships and other initiatives. Finally, LALS faculty are actively working together with partners across campus to achieve a Hispanic Service Institution (HSI) status. We look forward to hiring someone who wishes to advance these and other initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

We seek a scholar who holds a Ph.D. in a relevant social science, humanities, media studies or interdisciplinary program by the time of appointment and whose teaching and scholarship is grounded in both Latin American and Latino Studies. We particularly welcome candidates in areas including transnational and border studies; immigration; those who take comparative approaches to different Latino groups and/or specializing in some aspect of Afro Latin America, Afro Indigenous and/or Indigenous Latin America from the Early Modern period until the present day. Scholars may be focused on specific populations in countries like Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela and Mexico, but transnational approaches are also desirable. The successful candidate will show evidence of an active research agenda and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

DePaul also seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

DePaul University is a private institution with over 21,670 students, located in the heart of Chicago. The university is committed to a diverse faculty, and we particularly encourage applications from scholars who identify with populations historically underrepresented in the academy and/or who have a proven record of mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds. We will begin to review applications on December 1st, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should provide: 1. A cover letter, 2. A Curriculum Vitae, 3. An article-length example of research and one additional writing sample, 4. Three reference letters, 5. Syllabi, and 6. Evidence of successful teaching [student evaluations]. A one-page or less statement outlining your commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion is optional. All materials must be submitted electronically.

Questions Please contact Carolina Sternberg, Chair, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at

Applicant Documents C.V.(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Student evaluations(1)
Writing Sample(2)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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