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Assistant Professor in The Arts of Colonial to Contemporary Latin America Search

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 19th, 2018
Last review date: January 10th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 1st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of California Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in The Arts of Colonial to Contemporary Latin America beginning July 1, 2019. We seek a colleague whose research makes new contributions to the understanding of visual culture of Latin American in any era from the early colonial period to the contemporary. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in art history, architectural history, or a related discipline by the time of the appointment. A research specialization in Colonial to Contemporary Hispano- or Lusophone Latin America, in which the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong theoretical grounding, is required. Expertise in Mesoamerica, with the versatility to teach widely in both chronological and geographic terms, as well as in a range of media, is highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach a wide variety of courses ranging from undergraduate surveys to advanced graduate seminars and will contribute to the departmental areas of focus in Art and Architecture of the Americas, as well as one or more of the following: Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture, Art and Architecture of the Early-Modern World, and the undergraduate emphases in Museum Studies and/or Architecture and the Environment. UC Santa Barbara encourages interdisciplinary studies and there will be opportunities for engaging with departments and programs such as Anthropology, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Renaissance Studies, History, Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

TO APPLY: Please create an account and complete the online application (UC Recruit). The online application will require: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of research, (3) a statement of teaching interests, (4) a curriculum vitae with full contact information, (5) two publications or other writing samples, and (6) for the applicant to arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted by referees through UC Recruit via:

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For primary consideration, submit all application materials by December
1, 2018. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Publication or Writing Sample

  • Publication or Writing Sample

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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