Professor in Afro-Latin American Studies
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
United States


  Tenure-Track Professor in Afro-Latin American Studies
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area African and African American Studies
Position Description
The Department of African and African American Studies seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Afro-Latin American Studies. Scholars working on the study of people of African ancestry and on processes of racial stratification in Latin America, regardless of period, region, or discipline, are encouraged to apply. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Basic Qualifications
Doctoral degree required by the time the appointment begins.
Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching, research, and advising is desired.
Special Instructions
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than September 30, 2022 (with all reference letters submitted by October 17, 2022).

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
4. Research statement
5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.
7. Publications and as much of the dissertation and other unpublished material as is relevant.
Contact Information
Sidney Chalhoub, Chair of Search Committee
Department of African and African American Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
“Latin America”

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
  6. Publication
Optional Documents

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