Assistant Professor: Latinx and Latin American history with a focus on Central America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and/or the U.S.-Mexico border
University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
April 1, 2023
Post date: October 12, 2022

Assistant Professor: Latinx and Latin American history with a focus on Central America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and/or the U.S.-Mexico border

University of California San Diego


Position overview
Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 7, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description



The Department of History in the School of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego invites applications for a full- time Assistant Professor specializing in Latinx and Latin American history with a focus on Central America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and/or the U.S.-Mexico border to begin July 1, 2023. We have a strong preference for scholars whose research and teaching prioritizes the relationship between communities in the U.S. and Latin America, immigration, Afro-Latinidades, indigeneity, and/or the nineteenth century. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service. This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs.

Faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chicanx and/or Latinx history, as well as the successful candidate's thematic areas of expertise. They will also be expected to teach courses that align with the CLS and LAS academic programs, serve as faculty affiliates in CLS and/or LAS, and mentor undergraduate students in one or both programs.

Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego's transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego's transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

For more information about the Department of History, see
For more information about the Chicanx Latinx Studies Program, see
For more information about the Division of Arts & Humanities, see


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must be ABD in History or related discipline at time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must possess a PhD in History or related discipline by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate's experience. Candidates with demonstrated strong leadership in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic settings.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample - no more than 10,000 words
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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