Lehigh University, History Department
Assistant Professor, History of Latin America (16th-19th c)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Department of History at Lehigh University seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Latin America with a research field in the period from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The research subfield for this position is open. In addition to a vigorous research program, candidates should be able to contribute to vibrant MA and PhD programs especially by supplementing the department’s existing strengths in the English and French speaking areas of the Atlantic World. At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will offer both survey courses in Latin American History and specialized courses related to his or her broad research field. The successful candidate will have a 2/2 teaching load, and may participate in vital cross-disciplinary programs in Latin American Studies, Global Studies, Women’s Studies, or Africana Studies, an MA Concentration in Public History, a dynamic Humanities Center or the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for 18th Century Studies.
Applications may be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Lehigh/History%252FArts%20%26%20Sciences. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Applications should include a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio (which may include a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, letters of assessment, sample syllabi or other course materials), and a brief writing sample (under 25 pages) demonstrating analytical ability. Send any e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Review of applications will begin on October 18 and continue until the position is filled. The search will follow an accelerated schedule, with initial interviews taking place starting in November.
Lehigh is a small (4,800 undergraduates, 2,500 graduates) private university that emphasizes both original research and excellent teaching. Lehigh is situated on a scenic 1,600 acre campus in historic Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania, amid the heavily Latino South Bethlehem community, approximately 90 minutes west of New York City and one hour north of Philadelphia. Lehigh ranked 38th among national universities in last year’s US News & World Report ratings, and is listed in the most competitive category in several well known college guides. For more information, please visit the following web pages: http://cas.lehigh.edu/casweb/default.aspx?id=764 and http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html
The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh is committed to increasing the diversity of both the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits, to employees.
Prof. John Savage
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Early Modern History and Period Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
World History / Studies