Assistant Professor of Latin American History
The History Department at Union College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American History, preferably with specialization(s) in environmental, economic, migration/immigration, and/or gender history. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication. This position will begin in fall 2020. Union College is a leading national liberal arts college deeply committed to undergraduate education.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent preparation to teach courses in Colonial and Modern Latin America, including courses that reflect the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, which will contribute to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and other relevant interdisciplinary programs (such as Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, Environmental Science, Policy, & Engineering, and/or Africana Studies). The ability to teach pre-Columbian, indigenous and/or global history is highly desirable. The normal teaching load at Union College is six courses over three trimesters; the candidate would be expected to offer courses ranging from the introductory level to junior seminars and to supervise senior projects.
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field and we ask applicants to comment in their cover letter on the ways in which their candidacy represents an increase in the diversity of the faculty, or a commitment to the ideals of joining a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff. To ensure applications receive full consideration, they should be submitted by November 30, 2019. Please upload a cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly work, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials, to http://jobs.union.edu. Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system.
Founded in 1795, Union College is a highly selective, private, residential, liberal arts college with engineering that is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges. Set on 100 acres in downtown Schenectady, N.Y., including eight acres of formal gardens and woodland known as Jackson's Garden. Union is within easy reach of New York City, Boston and Montreal, rural areas and major East Coast ski slopes. The college enrolls approximately 2,150 full-time undergraduates from 40 states and territories and 36 countries; the student-faculty ratio is 10:1. Union has a trimester calendar with an extended winter break that provides faculty a longer period to pursue research between academic terms. Faculty have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as grants from international associations. For more information about Union College, visit https://www.union.edu/.
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Andrea R. Foroughi
History Department & Search Committee Chair