Full/Associate Professor of Latina Latino Studies
Latina Latino Studies Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
November 17, 2023
Starting Date: 
August 16, 2024
Post date: October 11, 2023

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications to fill a full-time tenured Full/Associate Professor (9-month appointment). We seek a tenured professor or tenured associate professor in the interdiscipline of Latina/Latino Studies, broadly construed. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Target start date is August 16, 2024, or negotiable. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

The candidate will join a collaborative department with colleagues from varied disciplinary backgrounds, including graduate faculty members, 17 affiliate faculty, 2 postdoctoral fellows, and 2 specialized faculty members. The department supports undergraduate major, minor, and graduate certificate programs. As one of the first departments of Latina/Latino Studies in the country, we have been pushing the boundaries of the field for 25 years.


PhD or equivalent degree in Latina/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field, or an EdD or a terminal degree in the Arts, required. Preferred qualifications include research, teaching, and service in Latina/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field.


Application Instructions 


For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://go.illinois.edu/LLSFacultysearch and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, contact information for three professional references, and a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students.

Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by November 17, 2023. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Employee benefits are competitive and include those in recognized marriages or civil unions (for same-sex and different-sex partners).

Please reference: https://humanresources.illinois.edu/employees/new-hires/benefits.html

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Living in Champaign-Urbana

The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/).


Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Professor Natalie Lira at nlira2@illinois.edu or Latina/Latino Studies Department Chair, Gilberto Rosas, grosas2@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. You may also visit https://lls.illinois.edu/ for additional information.

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