Assistant Professor in US Latino/a History
Columbia University New York - Department of HIstory
United States

The Department of History at Columbia University seeks to hire a scholar at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in the field of US Latino/a History with a preference for Mexican-American/Chicano/a History to begin 1 July 2019. Candidates may specialize in any period. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses.

The successful applicant will show evidence of innovative scholarship and experience with teaching and advising, and have the Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2019.

Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018.

Columbia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

School/Institute/Unit: Arts and Sciences

Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. Ph.D. conferred by the time of appointment. Candidates must show exceptional promise as teachers and scholars.

Preferred Qualifications:
Additional Information:

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Mae Ngai at

Posting Date: 08-09-2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials: cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (article or dissertation chapter), and a list of references.

RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the following address:

Sia Mensah
Department of History
Columbia University
413 Fayerweather Hall
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

After completing the "Provide References" screens, the applicant will come to the "Attach Documents" screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

For questions about the application process, please contact Sia Mensah at

Proposed Start Date: 07-01-2019

EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Date Review Begins 10-15-2018
Required Applicant Documents for Upload: Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
List of References
Writing Sample/Publication 1

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