Job Opening in Latinx History at Wichita State University!

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Wichita State University’s History Department invites applications for a twelve-month three-year visiting assistant professor in Latinx History.  It is possible that the visiting position may be recast as a tenure-track position at a future date. A terminal degree in History and concentration in Latinx studies or Latin American studies is required. Sub-specialties may include (1) Afro-Latin studies (2) Ethnic studies (3) Language (4) Women’s studies (5) Hemispheric studies (6) Borderlands. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of research excellence, commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and general education teaching,  and work with diverse populations. Duties include teaching introductory surveys courses, undergraduate certificate courses, upper division, and graduate courses in the area of specialty and serving on committees. The visiting professor is expected to take an active role in working with undergraduate students in the Shocker Adelante Scholars Program, working with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Director of Latinx studies, develop community partnerships, promoting the WSU Latinx Studies program in high schools, and collaborate in developing the Latinx Studies certificate. The appointment begins August 1, 2021. The chosen candidates must provide proof of the required terminal degree on or before August 1, 2021.

Applications must be received no later than April 1, 2021. Applications must include a cover letter specifying your teaching and research areas, a C.V., three letters of recommendation, a demonstration of your work in digital humanities (for example, a weblink), and article/chapter-length writing sample. Candidates must apply online at http://wichita.edu/wsujobs.  Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact employment@wichita.edu.

Wichita State University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive environment.  All employees of Wichita State University are essential to our success and are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values that cultivate an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought and experience.

Wichita State University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

For additional information, contact George Dehner, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, George.Dehner@wichita.edu

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.


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The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!


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