Assistant Professor - Human Rights, Peace, and Justice in Latin America

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Science, Other
Department:57140100 - LT-CTR-LT AMER STUDIES-ADMIN

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a teaching and research focus on questions of human rights, transitional justice, peace and conflict/post-conflict, and related fields. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work addresses how these areas are interconnected. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching, and who can contribute to one or more of the Center’s interdisciplinary research and training initiatives. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession. Applicants should have their Ph.D. in hand or expect completion by August 2018 start date. The successful candidate will hold a full-time appointment in the Center and will report to the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies. 

The UF Center for Latin American Studies is the oldest and one of the largest Latin American Studies programs in the United States. The Latin American program was formed in the 1930s and renamed the Center for Latin American Studies in 1963. It was among the first institutions in the country to be designated a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and to receive assistance through fellowships and the USDE’s Title VI program. Today, the Center is ranked among the best in the world, and UF libraries host a world-class collection of Latin American and Caribbean materials. Students can choose from among 350 Latin American and Caribbean area and language courses routinely offered by 50 departments at UF.  

The Center offers a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS), a Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP), graduate and undergraduate certificates, an undergraduate minor, and a joint law degree. The Center is linked to departments with strong PhD programs across campus. More information about the Center can be found at: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/.

Advertised Salary:

$65,000 - $80,000, commensurate with qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants should have their Ph.D. in hand or expect completion prior to August 2018 start date. Applicants should demonstrate superior promise, combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching, and evidence a potential contribution to one or more of the Center’s interdisciplinary research and training initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online and must include a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a research statement, evidence of teaching excellence and accomplishments, and samples of peer or student teaching evaluations (as available). In addition, names and email addresses for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. Applications are due February 15, 2018. The committee will begin its review on February 16, 2018.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening that includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No

 

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