Assistant Professor, U.S. Latina/Latino LGBTQ Studies



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Job description

Urbana, IL

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant Professor position in the area of U.S. Latina/o LGBTQ studies. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D. in a humanities, social science, interdisciplinary, or other field relevant to the study of U.S. Latina/os required before starting date of employment. Target start date is August 16, 2020. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

How to apply

To apply, create a candidate profile through and submit application materials by October 15, 2019. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, 2 syllabi (for relevant courses you have taught or would like to teach), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The online application will also require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business day after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Letters of reference must be received no later than October 22, 2019. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

If you have questions about the application procedures, you can contact Laura Castaeda at [email protected]. Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Edna Viruell-Fuentes, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. Information about the Department of Latina/Latino Studies can be found at

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