Visiting Assistant Professor-Transitional, Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies Dept.
University at Albany (Albany, NY)
November 8, 2019
Post date: October 8, 2019

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Department of Latin America, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Albany invites applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) appointment for Fall 2020 with the possibility, depending on resources, of conversion to a tenure track position.

We seek candidates who employ an interdisciplinary perspective to study transnational migration to the United States, focusing on the dynamics of Mexican, South American and/or Central American immigration to the United States, with an emphasis on transnational community formation, cross border connections, or social and political engagement and incorporation.

The successful applicant will teach four courses annually, one of which must be at the graduate level, and may be invited to sit on MA examination committees. They will be required to maintain a robust research agenda during their appointment. In addition, they are expected to attend department meetings and activities, meet with students and if appropriate, advise masters students.

We seek candidates with an active research profile who show promise of developing an outstanding publication record and who have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education. Applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically under-represented group are specifically encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization in a cognate social sciences discipline, Latina/o/x and Latin American Studies, American Studies, or interdisciplinary doctoral programs in race and ethnic studies. Preference will be given to candidates who have personal experience living, working or have extensive field experiences in culturally diverse communities.

Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Visiting Assistant Professor

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualification including a statement on teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

A review of applications will start on October 18, 2019 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.





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