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University of Texas at Austin -Professor – Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and Director – Latino Research Institute

Position Description:

The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and the Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a tenured Professor who will also serve as the next director of the Latino Research Institute to begin Fall or Spring of academic year 2024-2025. We seek a social scientist with a record of research in the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies and/or with extensive experience researching Latino/a/x populations. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience relevant to directing a small research institute and a strong record of securing extramural grant-funding. In addition to directing the institute and actively researching and publishing, the candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses (two per year while director), direct honors theses and dissertations, and provide service to the department, college and university.


Ph.D. in a relevant field of study in social science, broadly defined. Preference for applicants with a Ph.D. in in Chicana/o or Latina/o Studies, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Communication, Psychology, Geography, Demography, Social Work, Education, or Anthropology, and for candidates with a research and teaching record commensurate with a full professor at a tier one research university.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. Additional materials may be requested after first review. Electronic submissions only via Interfolio

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

For Further Information, please contact:

Danielle Clealand, Search Committee Chair


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