Jobs and postdocs

Visiting Assistant Professorship in Latina and Latino Studies, Northwestern University

by Jennifer Boles | Oct 31, 2016
Deadline: Jan. 15

The Latina and Latino Studies Program (LLSP) at Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. We seek a candidate trained in the humanities, social sciences, or ethnic studies whose research and teaching interests are not yet represented in LLSP. While areas of specialization are open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on Latina/o/x media, Afrolatinidades, or Central Americans in the U.S.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include: teaching in their area of specialization; working closely with the Director of LLSP in program building and advising undergraduate majors and minors. A full-time appointment load is six quarter-length courses or their equivalent; two course reductions per year will be associated with the position. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment housed in LLSP starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. required by May 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit the following materials via our online system: Visiting Assistant Professor in Latina and Latino Studies

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching interests and philosophy (two-page maximum)
  4. Two sample syllabi (under “other documents” in the online system)
  5. Three recommendation letters

The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). All candidates must use the online application process to apply.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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