Search for the Next Journal of American History Executive Editor

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44218693-20a1-4a44-b896-b7faa45958fa.pngThe Organization of American Historians and Indiana University are searching jointly for a scholar to oversee the editing and publishing of the Journal of American History and other OAH scholarly publications and serve as an Indiana University faculty member.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. Position begins August 1, 2017.

For more information, or to apply, click here.

SFSU – Latin American History Position Announcement – Nov. 2 Deadline

Position Summary:
The position is in the department of history at San Francisco State University. SF State is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The Department of History offers the B.A., B.A. with Honors, and the M.A. It serves more than 250 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students. The Department also provides courses that satisfy graduation requirements in General Education and U.S. history. The Department currently includes 17 permanent faculty members.

The position is in the history of Latin America, which encompasses the colonial and modern eras and includes the history of countries, regions, and cultures that were predominantly Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, or indigenous. The position is expected to add to the department’s strengths in the history of the Americas, the Global South, and the world.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching assigned undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history and conducting an active ongoing scholarship which advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty. The teaching assignments will be in seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise, upper division courses on Latin America, and introductory survey courses. The scholarship may address a range of topics in Latin American history.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks:

Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources;

Prepare and deliver effective lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pre-conquest indigenous cultures, Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, economic development, wars of independence, political revolutions, cultural and religious change, and the history of race, class, and gender in Latin America;

Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions;

Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner;

Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments;

Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials;

Conduct research in one’s field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, and/or professional conferences;

Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences;

Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction;

Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students;

Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department or College needs, and SF State’s strategic vision;

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Abilities:

Ph.D. in Latin American history or a related field;

1-2 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting (strongly preferred);

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning;

Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations;

Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner;

Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original scholarship;

Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college and university contexts.

Application process:

Send letter of application that discusses teaching interests and philosophy as well as research interests, CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of reference to Chair, Search Committee, atlasearch @ by November 2, 2015.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Marc Stein, Latin American Search Committee Chair
Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History
Department of History
San Francisco State University

marcs @

Position of Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Student in Latin American Economic History at the University of Geneva

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Applications are invited for a position as teaching assistant (assistant-doctorant) in Economic History in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Geneva. The position involves 4 hours of teaching per week in bachelor programmes in social sciences and international  relations. It also includes responsibility for the grading of student assignments, the preparation, supervision and grading of exams and involvement in the supervision of student projects and masters’ theses in economic and social history. The successful candidate is also expected to work on his/her own research and write a PhD dissertation on the economic history of Latin America.  He / she will be further required to play an active role in the intellectual life of the Department of History, Economics and Society and to undertake a limited number of administrative tasks.

The candidate must hold a Master degree in the field of economic history, economics or history. He / she must be fluent in both French and English. A working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is highly desirable.


March 1, 2016 or upon agreement.


Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, photocopy of the Master degree must be submitted exclusively online by clicking on “Postuler/Apply now”.

Information on the position can be obtained at fionna.caloz @

Additional Information

The contract will be for a duration of a maximum of five years, with renewal every two years (2+2+1). The first year is a trial period, during which it is allowed to terminate the contract with a notice period of three months for the end of a month.

Gross salary (annual) CHF 66’067. Amount possibly increased according to candidate’s experience.

Job opening for a Historian of Modern Mexico at Arizona State University

Julian Lim (Arizona State University) writes to us about a job opening at Arizona State University.


​I just wanted to inform you and your readers of a job opening (open rank) for a historian of modern Mexico at ASU. The details can be found here:
Thank you,

Julian Lim, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University

Director, Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego in California

Dafne Cruz Porchini (El Colegio de México) tells us about this job offer:

dafnecruzDirector, Center for US-Mexican Studies and Tenured Faculty Position.

The School of Global Policy and Strategy, (formerly the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies) at the University of California San Diego is searching at the Associate or Full Professor level in the field of Mexican studies.

The position is open with respect to discipline, including economics, history, political science, public policy and sociology. The successful candidate would hold a position in the School and also serve as Director for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (CUSMS). at UCSD. The CUSMS is a leading institute for social science research on Mexico. The Center supports policy-relevant research on all aspects of Mexico and US-Mexican relations, working in close collaboration with social scientists at Mexican institutions. The responsibilities of the position include providing overall intellectual leadership of the Center, developing relationships with research and policy institutions in Mexico, providing outreach to the bi-national community, and generating extramural resources to support Center projects.

gps_logoThe teaching and research environment at the School combines a strong commitment to high quality disciplinary work with an interest in current political and policy issues. GPS is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To Apply: Candidates should submit: a curriculum vitae; two writing samples; a personal statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching; a summary of past or potential contributions to diversity (see All applicant materials including referee information should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On-Line at

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Christy Thornton: NACLA seeking managing editor (paid position)

Christy Thornton (Rowan University) writes to us:Thornton-lo2

Dear all – please pass on this notice to anyone who might be interested. The NACLA Report is slated to begin publication again in 2016, and we are seeking to hire staff very soon. Thank you! Christy

NACLA is seeking a Managing Editor for their flagship journal, NACLA Report on the Americas, starting this semester, ideally for a two-year appointment. The position reports to the Executive Editor and works with the editorial collective and editorial and administrative assistants. Someone based in New York is preferred, as work out of the office at NYU CLACS will be necessary. The position will be approximately 20hrs per week, varying depending on production schedule. This will be a great position for a PhD candidate, particularly one with experience in academic publishing and/or editing. The pay is commensurate with NYU PhD funding, approximately $30K for an academic year (including summer). If you are interested or know someone who might be, please email NACLA Board member Christy Thornton at with a CV and a letter indicating relevant experience.