Fordham University, Assistant Professor of Iberian Atlantic History
The Department of History at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in Iberian Atlantic history. We are seeking a scholar working on the Iberian-Latin American connection. Candidates doing research on any period, early modern or modern, pre- or post-independence, are welcome to apply. The candidate’s primary area of specialization may be Spain, Portugal, Latin America, or any part thereof, including the Caribbean (but excluding French-, Dutch- or English-speaking areas, as well as North America), provided that the research focuses on the connections between Iberia and Latin America, in any subfield. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in Latin American and in Spanish or Portuguese history, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The position includes the opportunity to teach in the university’s interdisciplinary programs, such as the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute.
Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2013. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio (http://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15940) by November 15, 2012. For more information, see the department's website at http://www.fordham.edu/history. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Additional information: since the notice in the job advertisement is brief, the members of the search committee would like to anticipate questions by offering a short description of the position. The successful applicant will teach 3/2 (three courses one semester, two another), which may include our core curriculum introductory course (“Understanding Historical Change”) in early modern or modern Iberian history and in colonial and post-colonial Latin American history, undergraduate electives and graduate course in your field of specialization. Electives may be in History or other interdisciplinary programs, and include the college’s upper-level core requirement, an Interdisciplinary Capstone Course. Undergraduate courses are capped at 35 students, although seminars and capstones are capped at 19 students.
Both two‑day and three‑day teaching schedules are available. This position is based at the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, immediately south of the Lincoln Center complex for the performing arts. Graduate courses are offered at the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Members of the department currently reside in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester county, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Fordham’s location in New York, surrounded by some of the most vibrant and diverse Latin American and Latino/a communities in North America, from which we draw a large student population, is a major asset to historians of Latin America and the Iberian Atlantic.
We expect to do some preliminary interviewing at the AHA in New Orleans and plan to conduct on‑campus interviews in January or February. Feel free to contact me or any of the committee’s members in the meantime if you have any questions. We thank you for your interest in Fordham.
For the committee,
Thierry Rigogne (Chair), email@example.com
Committee Members: Silvana Patriarca, Héctor Lindo-Fuentes, Steven Stoll, and Barbara Mundy (Latin American and Latino Studies Institute representative).
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