Latin American - U.S. Migration History

Assistant professor, full time, tenured/tenure-track faculty

College of the Arts and Sciences, Department of History

Focus Area
Humanities and the Arts


The Department of History at The Ohio State University seeks to appoint an assistant professor (tenure-eligible) in Latin American-United States Migration History. We welcome candidates who address the political, environmental, cultural, economic, and/or social issues surrounding mobility and migration between the U.S. and Mexico, Central America, or Latin America. While the geographical and chronological scope of the candidate's research is open, we particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border. Applicants will be expected to use both Spanish and English as research languages and carry out a transnational research agenda. Responsibilities will include: maintaining a rigorous research agenda; teaching courses in U.S. Immigration History, Chicana/o History, and Latina/o History; and engaging in service to the department, university, and community.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will participate actively with the interdisciplinary Global Mobility Project at Ohio State and take advantage of the many opportunities for collaboration with other faculty across the university, including those affiliated with the Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme's focus area on Global Mobility and Migration, the Latina/o Studies Program at Ohio State, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of International Affairs, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

The Ohio State University and the Department of History place tremendous value on faculty diversity and, as such, we are eager to receive applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Applicants must hold the PhD in history at the time of appointment (August 16, 2018) and demonstrate an actual or potential record of sustained publication commensurate with the expectations at a research university. They must also have a demonstrated ability or the clear potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Preferred qualifications include program experience, university teaching experience, and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Inquiries may be directed to David Steigerwald at

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The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and actively promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.