Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies, University of Arizona

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS; and the Center for Latin America Studies (LAS: at The University of Arizona ( invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an expected start date of August 12, 2019 (job number F21715).  We are seeking applications from candidates with expertise in Health and Medicine in Latin America.  The disciplinary field is open, with a strong preference in Latin American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, Public Policy, Public Health or related field.  

While all candidates with appropriate expertise will be considered, we are particularly interested in scholars with experience in cross-border settings that may include trans-border health issues; health and migration; transnational disease; health, environment and extractive industries; and/or gender, violence, and trauma.  A commitment to Latin American research and teaching is required.

This position arises through the successful award of Title VI status to LAS in SBS.  As a Comprehensive National Resource Center, LAS maintains a strong research and outreach mission with coordinating responsibilities across the University of Arizona.  The successful candidate will be expected to be an active member of the LAS faculty and contribute in building a network of interdisciplinary scholars working on health issues across Latin America, creating opportunities for innovative research and collaboration.  

The University of Arizona has been recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution and, together with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Latin American Studies, has a strong commitment to diversity.  The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds; individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and interest in future interdisciplinary collaboration are strongly desired.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in health in Latin America at the undergraduate and graduate level.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active program of research, and perform service to the department, university, and profession. LAS offers both a BA and an MA degree, including a joint degree with the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The successful candidate must be fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese and have a general understanding of Latin American history as well as its diverse cultures, geography, and socioeconomic characteristics.  The tenure home of the position will be located in SBS, either as a full-time faculty appointment in CLAS or as a shared appointment with another disciplinary academic unit in SBS.  

Relevant Ph.D. degree awarded by August 2019 is required.

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