History, Assistant Professor (Latin American History), Tenure Track
- Loyola University Chicago
- Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
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- Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature, History & Classics
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- Four-Year Institution
History, Assistant Professor (Latin American History), Tenure TrackPosition Title:
History, Assistant Professor (Latin American History), Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
HISTORY (02104A)Department Name:
HISTORYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor in Latin American History, beginning Fall 2023. The Department of History has 29 full-time faculty serving undergraduates and graduate students and is located on the university’s Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/history/index.shtml. Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of History dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also seek applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in Latin American History, including the introduction to Latin American History survey that is part of the university’s Core Curriculum. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program and will be able to participate in expanding the academic planning and intellectual life of the program (http://www.luc.edu/latinamericanstudies/index.shtml). Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate a record of (or clear potential for) excellence in scholarship, teaching, and student mentorship.Qualifications:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History when they begin their appointment and exhibit a strong potential for excellence in teaching and research, with expertise in Latin American History. Open to all periods and regions, including the Caribbean. The ability and desire to contribute to our department’s strengths in urban and public history, and to the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program are particularly welcome. The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History when they begin their appointment and exhibit a strong potential for excellence in teaching and research, with expertise in Latin American History. Open to all periods and regions, including the Caribbean. The ability and desire to contribute to our department’s strengths in urban and public history, and to the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program are particularly welcome. The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
09/28/2022Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a current Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and(4) a statement addressing potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and service. References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted at subsequent points in the review process. Please direct inquiries and further inquiries to:
D. Bradford HuntChair, Department of HistoryLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660-5761Email: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before December 1 will receive full consideration.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/14/2023Open Until Filled:
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