Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies
Department Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Duration of Position Academic year/Full time
Employee Type Faculty
Posting Number F029P
About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Position Introduction
As part of Vassar’s five-position Cluster Hire Initiative in the Study of Race, Racism, and Racial Justice, the multidisciplinary Program in Latin American and Latinx Studies (LALS) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of immigration, race, and racial bias.   The position begins in Fall 2022.
AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position Description
We seek a social scientist with a multidisciplinary perspective and research competence in the study of immigration, race, and political or citizenship rights of populations from Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or North American Latinx communities. We are especially interested in scholars whose intersectional research, teaching, and praxis focus on historically vulnerable populations, including Indigenous, women and children, LGBTQIA, dis/abled, and/or Afro-Latinx immigrants. A Ph.D. in the social sciences or related fields is required. The successful applicant will offer core courses in Latin American and Latinx Studies, along with multidisciplinary courses on immigration and race that will be cross-listed with the Political Science Department and the American Studies Program. The person in this position will also be expected to advise student work at all levels.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should use this link to submit a letter of application, C.V., a diversity statement (, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of application), statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed. For inquiries, email Eréndira Rueda, Director of Latin American and Latinx Studies at
Latin American and Latinx Studies website:
Posting Removal Date
Open Until Filled Yes
For full consideration applicants should apply by 11/08/2021


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Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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