Advanced Assistant / Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino/a Studies – Smith College

Advanced Assistant / Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Smith College

The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Smith College invites applications for a new tenured or tenure-track position to begin July 2019. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with a track record of working critically with quantitative data and methodologies, whose research bridges the social and natural sciences. We welcome candidates from any relevant discipline who have a demonstrated research commitment to Latin America.

Among the fields we seek to productively engage are STS, race and/or indigeneity studies, alternative development studies. Scholars actively engaged in current debates in these fields—as well as the methodological and experiential implications of such debates—are of particular interest.

Ph.D. and fluency in Spanish are required; Portuguese and/or other languages of the Americas desirable. Candidates should have: a respected scholarly research program; at least three years of full-time teaching and advising; and experience in roles of institutional (or departmental) leadership. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teach and mentor underrepresented students and the vision to lead the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS).

Teaching responsibilities include core courses in LALS and classes related to the successful candidate’s field(s) of expertise. Because this position bridges traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries in a liberal arts setting, candidates will find students from a range of majors (e.g., Statistical and Data Sciences, Study of Women and Gender) interested in the use and critique of quantitative and qualitative data (archival, visual, numerical, cartographic).

Tenure-track and tenured faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. Along with teaching and research, faculty mentor and advise undergraduates across disciplines, and contribute to Program/Department and College service. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Details about the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program may be found at

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on August 30.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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