Tenure Track Position in Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

abaker@austin.utexas.edu in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track

Job Rank: Tenure-Track Faculty
Job ID: (0) 13100200005
College: Liberal Arts
College URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/
Department/Unit: Department of African and African Diaspora Studies Department/Unit URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/aads/ Closing Date: Until Filled

Field of Specialization: economic development, racial/ethnic studies, Latin America, social movements, environment

Job Description:

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS) invite applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor to begin fall 2014. Seeking scholar who focuses on economic development in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean and its intersections with conditions of racial or ethnic inequality. This core area of expertise could also be articulated with other specializations, including (but not limited to): community organization and movements; environmental governance and justice; planning for community development; interface between local organizations and states or dominant institutions; grassroots and/or autonomous economic strategies; and development policies and their critics. The successful candidate must be committed to developing innovative undergraduate and graduate courses and programs and will be expected to teach a full course load, including at least one general course on processes of economic development in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, alternating between the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teaching and service commitments will be divided between the AADS department and Latin American Studies program. The selected candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand, demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, and have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom. Although this position will reside in the AADS department, it will join a vibrant inter- disciplinary intellectual community in Latin American and Diaspora Studies. Duties include: teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a strong research program, demonstrating evidence of successful research productivity, directing graduate research, and exhibiting a commitment to service to the department, institute, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicant Instructions:

Applications should include current curriculum vita, cover letter, and one representative scholarly publication. Submit as a single PDF file in the order listed above with name of the file and subject of the email being the applicants last name in all capital letters and Economic Development Latin America. (For example, GORDON Economic Development Latin America.) to: applicants@austin.utexas.edu. In addition to these materials, three letters of reference should be sent from the referee directly to:


The subject line of the email should be the applicants last name in all capital letters and Recommendation. (For example, GORDON Recommendation.)

Background check conducted on applicant selected.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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