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Assistant Professor of History

Willamette University
Posted: 19-July-16
Deadline: September 23, 2016


Willamette University's Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017.

We seek candidates with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda.
Qualifications: Ph.D. required, ABD will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2017.
For more information about the Department of History, please visit
To review complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit

Application Deadline: September 23, 2016

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Wendy Petersen Coring, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, at

September 23, 2016

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. required, ABD will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2017.

Preferred Qualifications:

Documents Required:
The following materials will need to be uploaded as part of your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required before hiring)
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Writing Sample
  • One-page statement of how, as a scholar and teacher, you might engage and sustain our institutional commitment to diversity and equity
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Three letters of recommendation

Contact Information:,,

Additional Information:
Willamette University is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum, committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Founded in 1842, as the first University in the West, Willamette takes full advantage of its location in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Salem, across the street from the state capitol, and a one-hour drive from Portland, Eugene, the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. The 72-acre campus consists of an undergraduate college of liberal arts together with professional schools in law and management. To learn more about Willamette University, please visit

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Assistant Professor of Political Science (Latin America)

Dickinson College
Posted: 01-July-16
Deadline: September 1, 2016


The Political Science Department at Dickinson College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful applicants will have expertise, and be able to teach courses, in aspects of Latin American Politics. Tenure-track faculty at Dickinson teach a five-course load.

Dickinson College values interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and many in the Department teach and research outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will be expected to support the College’s interdisciplinary program in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to department chair Ed Webb via

Sept. 15, 2016

Minimum Requirements:
ABD in political science

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in political science

Documents Required:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. 3 letters of recommendation
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Unofficial Transcripts
  7. Teaching Evaluations
  8. Sample Syllabi

Contact Information:
Department Chair, Ed Webb,

Additional Information:

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Assistant Professor, Colonial Latin America- Hispanic World

Department of History, University of Toronto
Posted: 17-June-16
Deadline: October 3, 2016


The Department of History at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Colonial Latin America – Hispanic World, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

The candidate’s research should focus on any topic within Colonial Latin American history, and should be able to set that research in the context of the early modern Spanish Empire, and of global linkages between Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Pacific Oceania. The candidate should show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter; an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations and endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History, from introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and seminar courses. Graduate teaching will include seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Learn more about our Department at

October 3, 2016

Minimum Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:

Documents Required:
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by 3 October 2016. Complete applications will include:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans
  3. a teaching dossier to include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History;
  4. one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit their a copy of their completed dissertations;
  5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover by the 3 October, 2016 deadline, preferably signed PDF documents on letterhead to Jennifer Evans at (with “Colonial Latin America – Hispanic World” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).
Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Jennifer Evans at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact

Additional Information:
To apply:

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Tenure-track position in history with a specialty in international, transnational and/or comparative history

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City
Posted: 13-June-16
Deadline: August 31, 2016


The History Department of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) is receiving applications for a tenure-track position in history with a specialty in international, transnational and/or comparative history for its campus in Mexico City.

CIDE is an internationally recognized, publicly-funded research institute for the social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the department’s graduate program in international history (Maestría en Historia Internacional), which has been accredited by CONACYT, Mexico’s national council on science and technology.

Preference will be given to those candidates whose research program in international, transnational and/or comparative history aligns best with the needs and goals of the aforementioned Maestría en Historia Internacional ( Candidates should have ample teaching experience and a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

31st August 2016

Minimum Requirements:
Ph. D. degree before the 1st January 2017

Preferred Qualifications:

Documents Required:
A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (this may be a published or forthcoming article or book chapter, or a chapter from the candidate’s doctoral dissertation), three letters of recommendation, a work plan that expressly includes both teaching and research goals, and if available, teaching evaluations.

Contact Information:
Search Committee – Department of History
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
Carretera México-Toluca #3655
Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe
México, D.F. 01210
Tel. (0052) 5557279826
Correo electrónico:

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Visiting Professor of International Studies

College of Charleston
Posted: 18-May-16
Deadline: Open until filled


The College of Charleston School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA), invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies to begin August 16, 2016. This position is for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for an additional academic year. The International Studies program seeks a candidate whose teaching and research focuses on the role of international institutions and organizations particularly in and related to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Caribbean and/or Africa. An interest in trade in the development of small states is desirable. The successful candidate must be able to teach our International Studies introductory course as well as the major’s cross-regional international studies course, and contribute to an area studies concentration in at least one of the above regions. An earned PhD in a related field by August 15, 2016 is preferred; candidates from International Studies, Sociology, Development Studies and Area Studies are specifically encouraged to apply.

open until filled.

Minimum Requirements:
A.B.D. or Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in International Studies or related area - Caribbean

Documents Required:
a letter of application, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and course evaluations), examples of scholarly research, and contact information for three references

Contact Information:
For additional information contact Douglas Friedman, Director of International Studies at

Additional Information:
apply at:

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Four Post-Doctoral Research Associate Posts for project on “Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Age”


Application deadline 1 September 2016


Four researchers are needed to work on an ESRC-funded project, titled “Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Age, directed by Dr Monica Moreno Figueroa (University of Cambridge) and co-directed by Professor Peter Wade (University of Manchester). The project starts on 1 January 2017 and is of 24 months duration. The project will hire four Research Associates, two based in the University of Manchester and two in the University of Cambridge. Each Research Associate (RA) will carry out 4 months of preparatory work in the UK, followed by 9-10 months of fieldwork research in one of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador or Mexico. The RA will return to the UK for 10 months of analysis and writing in Manchester or Cambridge. The fieldwork will be led by the RA (working with the guidance of a local co-applicant and with support from a local research assistant) and will involve investigating organisations and individuals working in the field of anti-racism (including multiculturalism, racial-ethnic rights, affirmative action, etc.), using ethnographic and interview methods, as well as the analysis of legislation, texts, audio-visual material, etc.


For more information, see the job adverts and further particulars available at:




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Call for Papers: Library Trends special issue on “Communities and Technologies: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities for Librarianship in Cuba”


With the US and Cuba in negotiations towards normalizing their relationship, there is increased hope for an end to the blockade which has limited contact between the two countries, among many other ill effects. It is a good time for people in the US (and elsewhere) to learn what Cuba’s professionals and scholars know and are doing. This issue of Library Trends hopes to include each important library or community informatics institution or system in Cuba’s continuing informatization.

We are seeking empirical research papers that rely on and advance theory. To overcome North America’s relative ignorance regarding Cuba, each article should also include a brief portrait of the institution or system it examines, including its evolution. By empirical we mean a study that collects new data or repurposes old data and explains what research method(s) were used. By relying on and advancing theory we mean using one or more theories from existing literature to analyze the data, leading to findings that confirm, revise, or reject that theory, or propose new theory. In this way Library Trends is attempting an issue that uses research at a global standard to update and deepen everyone’s understanding of Cuba and draws lessons that we expect will be applicable outside of Cuba.

Recognizing the global audience for knowledge about Cuba, this issue of Library Trends will be in English and Spanish. For more about Library Trends including full issues from 2014 and earlier, visit

Abstracts and full articles may be submitted in either Spanish or English.  Submit abstracts by October 1, 2016 using the form at


Important dates:

October 1, 2016 – abstracts due

December 1 – editorial team sends out notices of acceptance (conditional upon full paper and requested revisions)

April 1, 2017 – full papers due

September 1 – editors send requests for revision to authors

November 1 – revised articles due

March 1, 2018 – editorial team send final decision re acceptance to authors


Please direct any questions to the editors of this special issue:

Dr. Kate Williams, School of Information Sciences, U. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign,

Dra. Yohannis Martí Lahera, Directora de Información, U. de la Habana,

Dra. Gloria Ponjuán Dante, Facultad de Comunicación, U. de la Habana,

Dra. Zoia Rivera Rivera, Facultad de Comunicación, U. de la Habana,

Dra. Marta Terry González, Facultad de Comunicación, U. de la Habana,


Convocatoria para ponencias: número especial de Library Trends (Tendencias Bibliotecarias) sobre “Comunidades y Tecnologías: Realidades, Retos y Oportunidades para los bibliotecarios en Cuba”


Con las negociaciones hacia la normalización de relaciones entre los EE.UU. y Cuba, hay una mayor esperanza de que se ponga fin al bloqueo que ha limitado el contacto entre los dos países, entre muchos otros efectos negativos. Es un buen momento para que las personas en los EE.UU. (y en otros lugares) se informen de lo que los profesionales y académicos de Cuba conocen y están haciendo. Este número de Library Trends espera incluir cada biblioteca o institución/sistema informática comunitaria importante de la informatización continua en Cuba.

Estamos buscando trabajos de investigación empírica que se basan y avanzan en la teoría. Para superar la relativa ignorancia norteamericana con respecto a Cuba, cada artículo debe incluir también un breve retrato de la institución o el sistema que se examina, incluyendo su evolución. Para “empírica” nos referimos a un estudio que recoge nuevos datos o nuevos propósitos de datos antiguos y explica el método(s) de investigación. Para “se basan y avanzan la teoría” nos referimos a utilizar una o más teorías de la literatura existente para analizar los datos, lo que lleva a los hallazgos que confirman, revisan o rechazan la teoría, o propongan una nueva teoría. De esta manera Library Trends está tratando con un tema que utiliza la investigación en un estándar global para actualizar y profundizar la comprensión de todos sobre Cuba y extrae lecciones que esperamos que sean aplicables fuera de Cuba.

Reconociendo el interés global para el conocimiento sobre Cuba, este número de Library Trends estará en inglés y español. Para más información acerca de Library Trends incluyendo temas completos a partir de 2014 y antes, pueden visitar

Los resúmenes y artículos completos podrán presentarse en español o inglés. Enviar los resúmenes el 1 de octubre del 2016 utilizando el formulario en


Fechas importantes:

1 de octubre de 2016 – entrega de los resúmenes

1 de diciembre – el equipo editorial enviará notificaciones de aceptación (condicionada a la comunicación completa y revisiones solicitadas)

1 de abril de 2017 – entrega de trabajos completos

1 de septiembre – los editores enviarán solicitudes de revisión a los autores

1 de noviembre – entrega de artículos revisados

1 de marzo de 2018 – equipo editorial enviará a los autores la decisión final sobre la aceptación de su trabajo


Por favor, dirigir cualquier pregunta a los editores de este número especial:

Dr. Kate Williams, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign,

Dra. Yohannis Martí Lahera, Directora de Información, Universidad de la Habana,

Dra. Gloria Ponjuán Dante, Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de la Habana,

Dra. Zoia Rivera Rivera, Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de la Habana,

Dra. Marta Terry González, Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de la Habana, 



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Call for Papers: Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures & Civilizations

ISSN: 2333-5882 (Print) 2333-5890 (Online) (This journal is published in various languages as per the choice of the author)
Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures & Civilizations an international peer-reviewed journal published by American Research Institute for Policy Development. The journal aims at publishing the most innovative peer-reviewed articles from the discipline of international studies, as well as original thinking from elsewhere in the social sciences with an international dimension. Interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in scope, the journal provides a forum for discussion on the latest developments in the theory of international relations, welcoming innovative and critical approaches.

The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.
The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures & Civilizations) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures & Civilizations’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.
The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell's, Ulrich's, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar,, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.
E-Publication FirstTM
E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.

DOI® number
Each paper published in Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures & Civilizations is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper.


JFLCC is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The online publication date is December 31, 2016. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016.

For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at
Dr. Lucia Galleno, Queens University of Charlotte, USA.
Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures & Civilizations


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