Employment Opportunities @ LLS

Full/Associate Professor of Latina Latino Studies

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications to fill a full-time tenured Full/Associate Professor. We seek a tenured professor or tenured associate professor in the interdiscipline of Latina/Latino Studies, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in scholars who work across one or more of these areas: Afro-Latinidades, Afro-indigenous studies, and relational ethnic studies.  Areas of special consideration include but not are not limited to queer of color critique, disability studies, and environmental justice. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.  Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  Applicants must have an excellent record in research, teaching and service. Target start date is August 16, 2022 or negotiable. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

The candidate will join a collaborative department with colleagues from varied disciplinary backgrounds, including 9 graduate faculty members, 17 affiliate faculty, 2 postdoctoral fellows, and 2 specialized faculty members. The department supports undergraduate major, minor, and graduate certificate programs. As one of the first departments of Latina/Latino Studies in the country, we have been pushing the boundaries of the field for 25 years.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Rank of Full or Associate Professor.  PhD
  • PhD or equivalent degree in Latina/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a strong record in research, teaching, and service in Latina/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Appointment Status

This is a 100 % time 9 month appointment.

Proposed Start Date

Preferred start date is 8/16/2022 or negotiable. 

Application Procedures

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://go.illinois.edu/LLSFacultysearch and submit application materials.  Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by Monday, January 31, 2022. Interviews may take place before the closing date, however no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Employee benefits are competitive and include those in recognized marriages or civil unions (for same-sex and different-sex partners). Please reference: https://humanresources.illinois.edu/employees/new-hires/benefits.html 

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Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Isabel Molina-Guzman at imolina@illinois.edu

You may also visit https://lls.illinois.edu/ for additional information.

The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/).

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.  The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.