JOB: Transnational Spanish-Speaking History, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Assistant Professor

Transnational Spanish-Speaking History

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The History Department and the Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Transnational Spanish-Speaking History beginning 1 September 2012.  Duties include teaching in both the History Department and the CHC, undergraduate and graduate student advising; departmental and university wide service.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching specialties focus on the study of Spanish-speaking people in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. We expect the successful candidate to draw upon other existing strengths in the department, including the Public History program. Qualifications: Firm expectation of Ph.D. in History or related area by the time of appointment. Candidates should show promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.   Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The department will conduct interviews at the AHA annual meeting.  Applicants must submit a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, C.V., a sample syllabi, a short (article-length) writing sample and three reference letters by November 4, 2011.  Electronic applications preferred; please email materials to  Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to Prof. Joel Wolfe, Chair Transnational Spanish-Speaking Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall 616, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.  The department is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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