FEATURED JOB: Part-time Instructor, History of Mexico, University of the Pacific

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Mexican History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

The History Department at the University of the Pacific seeks a part-time instructor to teach HIST 151: People’s History of Mexico in the fall 2019 semester. 

Classes run Aug. 26-Dec. 6 with the finals scheduled for the 9th through the 13th. Instructor is required to be available on campus through final exams.

The class is offered Tues. and Thur. 10-11:45 am. It will have 25-30 students.  The class counts as a General Education course, but is also an upper-level course for history majors.  There is room to tailor the syllabus and readings as the instructor sees fit—though the History Department can provide a sample syllabus.

This is the catalog description of the class:
This course surveys the history of Mexico from its origins in pre-Columbian civilizations to the present day. In the process, students examine major historical themes and developments – the society and culture of the Aztecs and Mayas, the distinctive features of the colonial empire, the eras of Independence and of Revolution, modernization and post-modernity – as experienced by or as expressions of the actions and aspirations of Mexico’s people. The course focuses on the historical experiences and struggles of Mexico’s diverse ethnic and social groups and foregrounds their roles in the development of a uniquely Mexican nation. 
The class is also a Gender Studies cross-listed class so it addresses issues of social construction of gender and intersectionality.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Basic Qualifications: M.A. in History or related field, or ABD in a History or related field Ph.D. program.

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

If you are interested, please forward a cv and a sample syllabus from a History of Mexico or Latin America class for the Department’s review to jhelgren@pacific.edu.


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Contact Info: 

For questions, contact Jennifer Helgren, Chair of the History Department, 209-946-2270, jhelgren@pacific.edu