Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor in History

Assistant Professor in History, job #17141
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an early‐career scholar whose work investigates gender and/or sexuality in modern (19th ‐ 20th century) Latin America, the Caribbean, or the Latinx United States. We are especially interested in scholars
who take a transnational approach to their research and teaching.

We wish to hire a scholar who will thrive in a multi‐disciplinary environment to provide exemplary teaching, research, and community engagement. The ideal applicant will be reflective about their methodologies, able to engage both public and academic audiences, and prepared to work with a diverse set of students across multiple learning modalities.

The full‐time, academic year, tenure‐eligible appointment will begin in fall of 2022 and includes a 2/2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses both in their area of research and as required by the major or graduate programs. They will also be required to render service to the university, to the academic profession, and to the public.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in History or related discipline by the time of the appointment.
  • Evidence of research excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student body.
  • Scholarship and service that reflect a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • The ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people, both academic and non‐academic.
  • Ability or willingness to teach both online and in‐person

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: empire, migration, diasporic communities, race and ethnicity.

Arizona State University, a Research One Institution, is one of the largest universities in the U.S. with approximately 41,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students at the Main campus in Tempe, AZ. ASU Online provides accessible, quality education available to all with approximately 40,00 undergraduate and 14,000 graduate students.

Tempe, AZ is one of several communities that constitute metropolitan Phoenix. These communities provide excellent museums and restaurants and several professional sports teams. Phoenix also includes beautiful natural areas suitable for outdoor recreation.

The appointment will be in the History faculty of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at ASU, located in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. History offers both on‐ground and online undergraduate and graduate (MA) programs, as well as an interdisciplinary PhD. For more information please see:

ASU’s campus is located in the midst of three of the twenty‐two Indigenous communities in Arizona—the Salt River, Gila River, and Ak‐Chin reservations. Therefore, SHPRS is dedicated to teaching Indigenous history, philosophy, and religion, supporting Native students, and collaborating with Indigenous nations in the region to protect Native sovereignty. The history faculty is committed to public facing scholarship that engages these issues.

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at submitting the following:

  • A letter of application stating their qualifications;
  • a CV clearly identifying areas of specialization;
  • name and contact information for three references;
  • a statement (250‐300 words) addressing how their past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Further supplemental materials, such as evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be requested of the final candidates, but please do not send them in your initial packet. The applicant’s last name must appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the dossier. The cover letter may be addressed to Dr. Julian Lim, Search Committee Chair, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe,
Arizona 85287. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at

Application deadline is March 3, 2022. If not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Background check is required for employment.

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