Job Guide: Latina/o History ­– Sam Houston State University, Deadline Extended to March 1

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Please see the announcement below, from Dr. Benjamin Park.



Due to university circumstances, we have extended the deadline for the job ad below to March 1. We invite all qualified candidates to submit applications by this new date.

Latina/o History ­– Sam Houston State University

The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of US Latina/o History, with a preference for Mexican American and Chicana/o History, to begin Fall 2019. We seek scholars working in any subfield and any period, and especially seek those who work in borderlands, transnationalism/globalization, or labor, and whose work correlates with one of the thematic tracks organizing the department's M.A. program: (1) Rights & Identity; (2) War & Violence; and (3) Encounters & Exchanges. We prefer candidates who are proficient in Spanish. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face and online) in US Latina/o history and either half of the American History survey.

Ph.D. in History is required prior to appointment. ABD candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment. SHSU is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. 

To apply, upload on site a letter of application addressed to Dr. Benjamin Park, Chair of US Latina/o Search Committee; CV; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists prior to on-campus interviews); a writing sample of chapter length; one sample syllabus on a course related to US Latina/o history; three letters of recommendation; and a diversity and inclusion statement  specifically addressing the candidate's qualifications and strategy for engaging all students at SHSU. If the candidate has not completed their doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate's advisor and address the state of the dissertation. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.


Benjamin E. Park

Assistant Professor of History

Sam Houston State University

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