Human Resources

Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latinx Studies

October 10, 2023

 Lake Forest College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Latin American and Latinx Studies. The qualified candidate will hold a PhD in Latin American and Latinx Studies or related field.  Preferred geographic specializations include Mexico and/or Spanish-speaking Latin America, including the Caribbean, and preferred thematic specializations include Indigeneity, empire and colonialism, development economics, environmental politics, immigration/migration and diaspora, borderlands, social movements, social justice, education, art/visual culture, and social and racial issues. Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and interest in future interdisciplinary collaboration are strongly desired.  


The teaching load is 3-3 and will consist of a mix of existing courses in our Latin American and Latinx Studies program and new or existing upper-level courses in the scholar’s area of specialization, with offerings that may also support the general education curriculum’s cultural diversity requirement and/or First-Year Studies program. Experience teaching in both English and Spanish is preferred. The candidate may also contribute to our interdisciplinary programs of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Legal Studies, Environmental Studies, and/or Urban Studies. Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background and experience in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.   


A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,700 students from more than 40 states and from more than 80 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with approximately 40% of our student body comprised of domestic students of color and international students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 


Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references no later than November 10, 2023, to for priority consideration. Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional materials. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled.