Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies -- Priority given to applications received on or before November 1, 2017

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the area of Chicana/o Studies with an emphasis in Mexican American History and Culture starting on September 16, 2018.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment and must have demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative study and practices in the fields of Chicana/o and Ethnic Studies, as well as the ability to relate the study of Chicana/o issues to other U.S.-based ethnic groups. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Chicana/o or Ethnic Studies, but also welcome applicants with degrees in the social sciences that include, but are not limited to, history, anthropology, sociology, geography and political science.


Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following comparative and interdisciplinary areas of study: 


  • History of Chicanas/os in the Pacific Northwest
  • Northwest Latina/o ethnic communities
  • Social history of labor and union organizing in the west, southwest and northwest U.S.
  • Chicana/o settlement patterns in west coast communities
  • Chicana/o diasporic and transborder communities
  • Chicana/o environmental and health issues


We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship with an active, theoretically-based research agenda. The successful candidate will teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching and service.


Send an application file that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication of no more than 2,500 words, a statement of commitment to diversity and equity of no more than 500 words, a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than 500 words, and three letters of recommendation to:


Priority will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2017. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via Skype, and finalists will be asked to participate in a campus visit. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at


The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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