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Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Open Faculty Search
Working Title Assistant Professor
Department History
Department Location
Requisition Number 433687
Summary of Duties

The Department of History at The Ohio State University seeks to appoint an assistant professor (tenure-eligible) in Latin American-United States Migration History. We welcome candidates who address the political, environmental, cultural, economic, and/or social issues surrounding mobility and migration between the U.S. and Mexico, Central America, or Latin America. While the geographical and chronological scope of the candidate’s research is open, we particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border. Applicants will be expected to use both Spanish and English as research languages and carry out a transnational research agenda. Responsibilities will include: maintaining a rigorous research agenda; teaching courses in U.S. Immigration History, Chicana/o History, and Latina/o History; and engaging in service to the department, university, and community.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will participate actively with the interdisciplinary Global Mobility Project at Ohio State and take advantage of the many opportunities for collaboration with other faculty across the university, including those affiliated with the Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme’s focus area on Global Mobility and Migration (, the Latina/o Studies Program at Ohio State, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of International Affairs, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

The Ohio State University and the Department of History place tremendous value on faculty diversity and, as such, we are eager to receive applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Apply to this position on Academic Jobs Online at: A complete applications consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, two course syllabi (one for a course on US Immigration History, the other of the candidate’s choice), and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Steigerwald at

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold the PhD in history at the time of appointment (August 16, 2018) and demonstrate an actual or potential record of sustained publication commensurate with the expectations at a research university. They must also have a demonstrated ability or the clear potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include program experience, university teaching experience, and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

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Requires the successful completion of a background check.

Target Salary Negotiable
Job Category Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary/Term/Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/11/2017
Posting End Date 12/31/2017
Dept Contact Name David Steigerwald
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Individuals interested in instructional and faculty positions must submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter directly to the academic unit. Check Additional Information for instructions.

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