The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a beginning tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Spain and the Spanish American empire in the eighteenth century. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses questions of Atlantic political economy, policy, and the transnational Enlightenment. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and therefore encourage applicants who come from racial, ethnic, and social groups that are underrepresented in academia.
The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/jqld7an.
Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant's research and teaching, as well as any prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic life; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 6) three letters of reference.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.