Assistant Professor in Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Studies

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: American Ethnic Studies

Title: Assistant Professor in Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Studies

Position Details

Position Description

The department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Studies starting on September 16, 2024. American Ethnic Studies draws upon interdisciplinary, intersectional, comparative, and transnational frameworks to explore dynamic relations of race and power within the United States and larger diasporic and global contexts. The successful candidate is expected to produce and actively engage in public-facing scholarship to advance a rich and emerging field of scholarship, as well as to mentor a diverse student body.

The successful candidate will also teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses, including Chicano/a/x Studies 101 (Introduction to Chicano/a/x Studies). The teaching load consists of four courses per year, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of nine months (September 15 through June 16). The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 university located at the heart of Seattle. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $8,900 - $13,000 per month on a 9-month basis ($80,100 - $117,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


By the time of the appointment, applicants must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in the area of Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Studies, History, or Ethnic Studies, or a related field, such as American Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, or any field in the Humanistic Social Sciences. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chicana Studies
  • Northwest Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Communities
  • Indigeneity, Empire, and Colonialism
  • Gender/Sexual/Queer/Transgender Studies
  • Diasporic and Transborder Communities
  • Comparative/Relational Central American and Chicano/a/x Studies
  • Public Health and Environmental Issues
  • Media and Visual Arts Studies


Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials via Interfolio

  1. A letter of interest.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A writing sample consisting of either a published journal article, a book chapter, or a dissertation chapter. The writing sample should be roughly equivalent in length to a standard academic journal article.
  4. A research statement, not exceeding 500 words.
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy and experience, not exceeding 500 words.
  6. A statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship, and/or mentoring promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, not exceeding 500 words.
  7. The names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via video conference. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

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Commitment to Diversity

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