The Center for Latin American Studies (https://www.latam.ufl.edu) at the University of Florida invites applicants who take an intersectional approach to conducting theoretically-driven, empirical research for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of social movements of gender and sexuality in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. We expect the successful candidate to be active in their discipline(s), value methodological pluralism, and participate in the regular activities of the specializations in the Center, such as Race, Diaspora, Gender & Sexuality and Latin American Politics.
We will consider applications from candidates who use qualitative, quantitative, mixed, and/or participatory methodologies and whose research and teaching interests focus on gender, sexuality, and social movements. We encourage candidates to apply whose interests could be included in a broad definition of social movements —including but not limited to protests, grassroots organizing, civil society, art and culture, violent and non-violent resistance, and institutional politics. We also encourage candidates who study social movements across the political spectrum to apply. Areas of research and teaching may include but are not limited to race and racism, social class, decolonization, coloniality, intersectionality, Indigenous studies, reproductive rights, feminist and queer studies, legal studies, action research, and methodology.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in the social sciences or humanities by the start date of the position and demonstrate a strong knowledge of Latin America and/or the Caribbean, a record of conducting empirical research, and theoretical expertise on protest and social movements as it applies to issues of sexuality and gender in Latin America/the Caribbean. Preference will be given to candidates with collaborators based in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester at the graduate and undergraduate level, maintain an active research agenda, recruit and advise graduate students, and provide service to the Center, University, and their respective fields.
Qualifications: Applicants must show evidence of scholarly promise or accomplishment in relevant research areas, a commitment to teaching and student mentoring, and native or near-native proficiency in at least one non-English Latin American language.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applications received by November 15 will receive fullest consideration, but the search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The anticipated start date is August 2023.
The writing sample can be published, in press, accepted for publication, a dissertation chapter, an unpublished manuscript, or a work in progress. Writing samples should adhere to the format and length of an article or chapter.
About the Center:
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida is the longest running center dedicated to research, theory, and teaching about Latin America in the United States. It hosts an annual Bacardi Scholar program which invites a distinguished scholar of Latin American Studies to conduct a semester-long teaching and research residence. Additionally, the Center hosts an annual conference/workshop on an area of relevance to Latin American Studies that brings together scholars, graduate students, and those from the socio-political sector to contribute to the advancement of research and thought surrounding key issues impacting communities across Latin America and the Latin American Diaspora.
The Center is also home to a vibrant Masters in Latin American Studies (MALAS) program that attracts students from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and across the globe. The MALAS program currently hosts several specializations for our students to choose from to focus their area of studies. Finally, the Center’s core and affiliate faculty, as well as its students, are supported by the UF Libraries’ Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) and the Smathers Library. The LACC holds a range of collections that attract scholars from around the world to the University of Florida campus, and it helps bolster teaching and research by offering immediate access to various archives, manuscripts, and texts.
About the University: Founded in 1853, the University of Florida (UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 5th among public universities. Other national rankings, such as 2nd by Forbes and 7th by Kiplinger, are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service, and education centers, as well as various bureaus and institutes. UF boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. In 2021, faculty scholars generated more than $950 million in research awards. In 2013, the Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university. UF is also an “emerging” Hispanic serving institute with more than 23% of the full-time student body identifying as Hispanic or Latinx.
About the Area: UF is located in Gainesville, a progressive college town in north central Florida that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville sits about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns, and is easily accessible from three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.
Commensurate with education and experience.
The University of Florida offers low cost State Health plans, vision, and a number of Dental plans to fit you and your family’s needs. Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare, as well as optional plans such as life, disability, legal, and accident insurance are also available.
Build your retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans.
UF provides a variety of leave programs including sick leave, paid holidays, and family medical leave. UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24-month period.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted online at Careers at UF https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/listing/ (Job No. 523722) and must include (1) a letter of interest, 2-page max; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement, 1-page max; (4) a teaching statement, 1-page max; and (5) contact information for three professional references who will be prompted to submit letters through the online application system. Applicants must also submit a writing sample, such as a journal article, book, or dissertation chapter. The writing sample should be the best representation of the applicant’s work in the area of social movements of gender and sexuality.
Final candidate will be required to provide 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 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.
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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.
Applications received by November 15 will receive fullest consideration, but the search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.