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Assistant Professor of Latina/o/x History

osition Title Assistant Professor of Latina/o/x History
Job Posting Number 20238TTL
Job Location San Marcos
Department History
Position Description
The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Latina/o/x History with a strong preference for Mexican American / Chicana/o/x History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the Mexican American survey, the U.S. History survey, and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses, and to direct theses and participate on graduate committees. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected. All positions are subject to availability of funds.
Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in History or related fields, such as American Studies, Latina/o/x Studies, Chicano Studies and/or Ethnic Studies is required by the time of appointment.
  • Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda, with a record of scholarship, that complements the existing strengths of the department.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research demonstrates a sustained interest in Mexican American / Chicana/o/x History.
  • Texas State University is an emerging research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Application Procedures
To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2022. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University faculty employment website will be considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39434.

A complete application comprises a letter of application, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a representative writing sample and the names and affiliations of three potential referees. Letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and other materials will be requested as needed.
As part of our application process, we are requesting contact information for three (3) references. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal. Applicants are highly recommended to remind their referees to respond to the letter request in a timely manner.

If the letter of recommendation will be collected through Interfolio Dossier, please provide the specific Interfolio email in lieu of the references email. If a central office is responsible for responding to all reference letter requests in your department, please notify Faculty and Academic Resources at facultyresources@txstate.edu.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2023
Posting Date 08/10/2022
Evaluation of Applications Begins
Full Consideration Date: 10/15/2022
Close Date 10/15/2022
Open Until Filled? Yes
EEO/AA Statement
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation
If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at FacHiringFR@txstate.edu. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.
Record Checks and Verifications
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Tobacco-Free Campus
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
  4. Letter of Recommendation #1
  5. Letter of Recommendation #2
  6. Letter of Recommendation #3
  7. Writing Sample

Optional Documents

  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran’s Preference
  3. Media File
  4. Portfolio
  5. Licensure
  6. Certifications
  7. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
  8. Evidence of Teaching Experience/Evaluations
  9. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  10. Statement of Research Interests

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • InsightintoDiversity.com
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter “NA” if not applicable)(Open Ended Question)
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