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Assistant Professor of History - Tenure Track

Date Opened: 9-19-213
Closing Date: 11-1-2013

Southwestern University, a liberal arts college in the Austin, Texas metro area, invites applications for a full time tenure-track assistant professorship in Latin American History to begin August 2014. The area of specialization is open, but the department especially encourages candidates whose research and/or teaching specialization includes the history of science, medicine, or the environment. Responsibilities include teaching sections of world history (either broad surveys or thematic courses), both halves of the Latin American survey, other thematic courses on Latin America, and rotating with colleagues in the teaching of historiography and our senior research seminar in a 3/2 course load. The History Department is wide-ranging in its geographical coverage and interests, and its six faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary programs (including Environmental Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, and Feminist Studies) and we look for similar breadth in our new appointments.

Qualifications include Ph.D. completed by time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of reference should be submitted by November 1 to  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F    

Posted September 19, 2013.