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History (Modern Latin American History) – Assistant Professor

Department:  History
Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization(s):  Modern Latin American History
Search # 18-007

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The History Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Modern Latin American History at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate survey courses in colonial and modern Latin America as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in modern Latin American history.  The History Department offers the B.A. and B.S. with teacher-certification (7-12) as well as the M.A. and a post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.  Please see our website at for more information.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant and demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment.  Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct research/creative activity in their area of expertise.  Creative activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences. 

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Latin American history by the time of appointment and will show evidence of excellent potential in both teaching and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience with the tools and approaches of the Digital Humanities.

Application Process:

Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness to:  History Search Committee Chair at  Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV.  In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by Monday, October 16, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.