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Latin American, Caribbean, & US Latino Studies, Assoc. Prof.

Albany, NY - Posted on: Thursday 08/04/16


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 17,300 students in eight 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 American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for appointment as Associate Professor starting Fall 2017. The position is for a scholar of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean with an active research program on the Dominican Republic, Cuba and/or Puerto Rico.

The department seeks a scholar who employs an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, with an emphasis on the study of 20th century development of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Scholars whose research elucidates the intersection of cultural studies and political economy are especially encouraged to apply. The following areas are of particular interest: colonial and postcolonial studies; comparative political and social history, race relations and racialized social systems, imperialism and peripheral capitalist development, Caribbean transnationalism and migration.

The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas specified above as needed to support the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.  The successful candidate also will serve as Director of Graduate Programs for an initial two-year period.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in history, social sciences or interdisciplinary field (Latin American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, American Studies) from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Candidates with an active research profile who show promise of developing an outstanding publication record, and who have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
  • Applicant must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Associate Professor

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=74716

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter which should address your ability to instruct a culturally diverse student population
  • Statements on teaching and research
  • 3 letters of reference*

*Special Note: The letters of references can be emailed to the following address: lpimentel@albany.edu.  

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

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A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.