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Latin American History Assistant Professor Position Opening

Jun 11, 2009

Western Illinois University's History Department invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Latin American History (broadly defined), with an additional teaching field open. This tenure-track appointment begins with the 2010-11 academic year (21 August 2010 is the contractual starting date).

A Ph.D. in History is preferred; a Ph.D. in History or a related field is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach upper-division and graduate courses in Latin American History and upper-division courses in the candidate's other area of specialization, as well as selected introductory survey courses. The Department prefers a candidate with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a strong record of scholarly activity. Continuing excellence in teaching and scholarly productivity are expected once hired, plus participation in non-teaching service activities. See the university's official Position Announcement for additional information.

Screening of applications will begin 13 November 2009. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the January 7-10, 2010 AHA annual meeting.

Send letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to:
Dr. Virginia R. Boynton
Chair, Department of History
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390

WIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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