Jobs and postdocs

Assist. Professor, University of Connecticut, History Department and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies

by Jennifer Boles | Oct 06, 2016
Deadline: Oct. 28

The History Department and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o,
Caribbean and Latin American Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, invite applications for
a tenure-track assistant professor in Latin American, Caribbean and/or
U.S. Latina/o History, for any chronological specialization. The
candidate will be jointly appointed with El Instituto; the tenure home
will be in History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach
survey courses in one or more of these fields, together with more
advanced courses in the candidate’s area of interest. This person will
be expected to develop a strong, ongoing research trajectory through
high quality publications.  As jointly appointed faculty, teaching and
service will be equally divided between History and El Instituto.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a
transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next
Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B
Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence

We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications
for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research
and, high quality publications, and national recognition as through
honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate
will share a commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate
and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring
of students in research, outreach and professional development.
Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation
among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences int instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in
developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of
diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in History or a related field, with a specialization in Latin
American, Caribbean or U.S. Latina/o History, by the appointment start
date. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Applicants must have
experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching related survey
courses; show the potential to build a successful research record; and
possess a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their
academic and research programs.

Preferred Qualifications

The ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas:
Puerto Rican history, Latin American/Caribbean history before 1900,
U.S. Latina/o History, Gender/Sexuality history, Legal history, and
Brazilian history. It is preferred that candidates have an outstanding
record of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective
teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line
instruction; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching,
and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the
learning experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an
anticipated start date of August 2017. The successful candidate’s
academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Please select “Apply Now’ to be directed to Academic Jobs Online to
submit an application letter that addresses the criteria for the
position; curriculum vitae; teaching statement (including teaching
philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to foster Effective
Learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and
scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of
academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of
graduate students, etc.); statement of commitment to diversity
(including broadening participation, integrating multicultural
experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to
meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and a sample article
or chapter. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic
Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of
recommendation on your behalf.

Screening of applications will begin immediately, and it is preferred
that applications are received by October 28, 2016. It is anticipated
that preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference
starting mid-November 2016.

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to Professor Melina
Pappademos ( or Professor Samuel Martinez
(, History/El Instituto Search Committee
Co-Chairs, (or to History/El Instituto Search, Department of History,
U-4103, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT  06269-4103, U.S.A.)