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 Posted to LSA Website April 1, 2021
Position title Assistant Professor in LatinX and/or ChicanX History with Preference for Public History
Department or unit        History
College or University      California State University, Sacramento
Application Deadline   The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin April 23, 2021; position open until filled.
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   The History Department at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in LatinX and/or ChicanX History to begin Fall 2021. ABDs in History or a related field are encouraged to apply.   The successful candidate will teach LatinX and/or ChicanX history. The department’s strong preference is for candidates who are also able to teach Public History.  Additional teaching requirements include undergraduate survey courses in US history, historical methods seminars, and undergraduate and graduate seminars. Additional position requirements include: • engaging in research and scholarly activity related to LatinX and/or ChicanX history, • supervising undergraduate and graduate research in LatinX and/or ChicanX history, which may include public history • advising majors, • serving on department, college, and university committees, • and applying professional expertise to community service, including a willingness to advance Sacramento State’s Anchor University initiative.   Sacramento is the state capital of California and one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Sacramento State is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a strong commitment to fostering the success of students at many stages of their life and academic journey through resources such as the Dreamer Resource Center, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and first-generation student initiatives. As the heart of the region’s higher education community, Sacramento State is dedicated to access, academic excellence, and inclusion.   The History Department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues. Applicants are requested to submit a diversity statement that demonstrates experience with or willingness to: • develop and incorporate effective teaching strategies for a diverse group of learners; • create an equitable and inclusive learning environment to support all student success; and • advance the History Department’s goal of promoting an anti-racist and anti-oppressive campus to recruit, retain, and mentor students.      
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 Posted to LSA Website April 1, 2021
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department or unit
College or University
Application Deadline
Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a comprehensive college of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely-recognized institutions of higher education in the nation, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in its Sociology Program, with a start date of Fall 2021. A doctorate in sociology or a related area is required. Primary responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and service to the program, division, school, and university. Course releases are provided in the first two years to help the successful candidate pursue a program of research.   To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following:   • Cover letter of application specifically addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications, including a statement of teaching and research interests • Statement of teaching philosophy • Current curriculum vitae • Names and contact information for three professional references   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Kamini Grahame, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Search Committee, at        
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 Posted to LSA Website March 20, 2021
Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor – Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Department or unit: Arts & Sciences
College or University: Seton Hall University
Application Deadline: April 2, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   Summary: Seton Hall University invites applications for a one-year, renewable contract position in Latino/a/x Studies. The qualified candidate may hold a PhD in Latino/a/x Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Latin American Studies or another related field. Preferred specializations include Latino politics, US electoral politics, immigration/migration and diaspora, borderlands, social movements, social justice, gender, society and race, public policy, political economy, and art and literature. Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and interest in future interdisciplinary collaboration are strongly desired. Required Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. (received before August 2021) in Latino/a/x Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Latin American Studies or another related field. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit: a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s scholarship and teaching experience, including challenges and opportunities that the applicant has encountered in teaching Latinx Studies; a CV; a sample syllabus for a course on Latinx Studies, and three letters of reference. Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.        
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Posted to LSA Website on March 5, 2021
Chicana/o Studies Tenure Track Faculty
Chicana/o Studies
Metropolitan State University of Denver
The Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver invites applications for a full-time open rank, tenured or tenure-track (Category I) position in Chicana/o Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2021.
 Posted to LSA website on February 4, 2021
Deputy Director for Office of Museum Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Open Until Filled
IMLS is an independent Federal agency whose mission is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. The Deputy Director for Museums is a senior leadership position that oversees a $38M+ portfolio including grant programs, cooperative agreements, special projects and initiatives designated by the IMLS Director, and various partnerships with external organizations and other federal agencies. Candidates for the Deputy Director for Museums will have experience in: formulating and implementing major program and policy initiatives; directing a museum or archives organization in the accomplishment of short- and long-term objectives; applying current and emerging technologies within museums to promote greater access to collections and educational resources; and managing complex budgets across multiple funding allocations. Exceptional candidates will have knowledge of the federal budgetary and procurement process, and are able to develop, interpret, advocate and justify innovative funding measures for the museum field. This position will be open until filled and has a starting salary of $144,128.  
Posted to LSA Website on January 7, 2021
Position title Associate or Full Professor
Department or unit Chicana & Chicano Studies
College or University San José State University (SJSU)
Application Deadline February 1, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CCS) at San José State University (SJSU) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Associate or Full Professor with a specialization in the area of Chicanx/Latinx Health and Wellness.   Required Qualifications A Ph.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in Chicanx/Latinx Studies, public health, sociology of health, medical anthropology, health policy or related fields Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence A record of research productivity, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations appropriate for an associate or full professor Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications Administrative or managerial experience (for example, program development, budget oversight, supervising office staff, etc.)

Responsibilities Develop and teach courses in Chicanx/Latinx Health and Wellness at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that align with the applicant’s training and interests. Engage in student recruitment and retention efforts. Support the development of the CSU Ethnic Studies graduation requirement through course development and advising. This work involves crossing disciplines and active engagement with diverse groups and individuals. Scholarly and professional contributions are expected for tenure and promotion. Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments. Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
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Posted up to the LSA Website December 29, 2020
Position title: Post-doctoral Associate in Religion and Literature
Department or unit
College or University: Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Application Deadline: Reading of applications begins February 1, 2021; open until filled
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School invite applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Religion and Literature. The Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts. Yale Divinity School provides an ecumenical environment in which students are prepared for ordained and lay ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional careers, including additional advanced degrees in academic and professional schools, not-for-profit work, and public service.   Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2015, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor. The subfield within this specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates with expertise in African American, Latinx, and/or Indigenous literatures. Knowledge of the theology/history of Christianity along with its contemporary expressions is also expected.   Post-doctoral associates are appointed for one-year terms with the possibility of no more than two renewals upon successful annual reviews. The successful candidate would typically teach two courses per year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Some team-teaching with other areas in the ISM is expected, and teaching courses in units beyond ISM and YDS is also possible.   A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at] Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.   Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
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Posted to the LSA Website on November 29, 2020
Position title:  UIC Bridge to Faculty Postdoc Positions
Department or unit
College or University: University of Illinois at Chicago
Application Deadline
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   UIC is recruiting 20 Bridge to Faculty Postdocs with the goal of transitioning underrepresented scholars to faculty after a two year postdoc    
Link to institution’s job ad and application portal:   Anthropology   Biology   Earth and Environmental Sciences   Electrical and Computer Engineering   English   Global Asian Studies   History   Nursing   Medical Education    Pharmacy   Sociology   Theatre  
NOTE: This is a rather open-ended call for applications. We have been informed that the university is doing this as a cluster hire to augment the institution’s diversity.
Posted to LSA Website October 24, 2020
Cluster Hire
University of Texas, Arlington
Application Deadline: unavailable.
One of UTA’s goals is to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty, including underrepresented minority faculty in general and women faculty in STEM fields. Increasing the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race, gender-based, and ability barriers and biases is vital to the success and well-being of our students. Diversity is critical to academic excellence. As research demonstrates, diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and solve complex problems faster. UTA is committed to preparing all students to live and work in an increasingly global, diverse, and interconnected world by exposing them to a wide array of ideas, experiences, cultures, and individuals.