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Job Posting: Spanish or Latin American Studies at University of Reading

University of Reading Lecturer in Spanish or Latin American Studies The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Spanish or Latin American Studies, whose role will be to undertake high-quality teaching and research in the areas of History or Cultural studies, teaching on the core Spanish-language degree programme, as well as to contribute to the administration and other activities of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Reading. The ability to contribute to the Department’s existing research strengths (notably colonial/ postcolonial studies; conflict studies; book and publishing history; history and culture of childhood) and/or to the teaching of the department-wide degree programme modules would be an advantage. You will have: completed PhD, expertise in, and a proven and substantial record of research publication in any area of Spanish or Latin American Studies (History or Cultural Studies), the ability to teach both Spanish language and areas of Spanish or Latin American post-1700 History or Cultural Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; the ability to carry out administrative, the willingness to contribute fully to raising the profile of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Reading and more widely. Informal Contact: Dr Julia Waters: Closes 8th of May 2016.

Job: Spanish or Latin America, UCL

Lecturer in Spanish and / or Latin American History required

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University College London

Salary £37,524 to £40, 716 per annum (Grade 7) and £41,844 to £49,362 per annum (Grade 8)

UCL invites applications for a Lectureship in Spanish and / or Latin American History. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 September, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. The postholder will be expected to contribute to the Department’s and Faculty’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to contribute to the running of the Department, the School and the University generally. The postholder will be encouraged to develop their individual research interests and to lead or participate in collaborative research projects. Applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as established scholars are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 13 May 2016

Spanish/LA-Related Job: FIU

Florida International University is advertising for a tenure-track job that includes: “emphasis in Atlantic Civilizations, but also interface with the Wolfsonian-FIU, The European and Eurasian Studies Program, and The Spanish & Mediterranean Studies Program in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs.”

Job Ad: Early Modern Europe esp. Central Europe or Iberia – Central Florida

Position Number: 32551
Department: History
Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Early Modern European History

The University of Central Florida is seeking applications for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor position in early modern European history excluding specialists of Russia, France, and the United Kingdom beginning in August 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to teach regularly offered undergraduate and graduate courses in early modern European history, including courses on the Renaissance and Reformation.

UCF is a growing metropolitan university with an enrollment of over 60,000 that has maintained an atmosphere of personal instruction. The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in History and offers a public history component as part of its curriculum. The History Department takes pride in its reputation for quality instruction and publication. For more information see

Minimum Requirements:  A Ph.D. in History or a related field from an accredited institution is required at the time of hire.
Preferences: Candidates working in central European or Iberian history. Teaching experience at the university or college level; graduate-level training/experience in early modern European history broadly defined.

Applicants are required to apply online, position number 32551. In addition to the online application, please also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and any other supporting material. The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Please have three letters of reference sent to:
Attn: Dr. Amelia H. Lyons
Early Modern European History Search Committee Chair
University of Central Florida
History Department
12790 Aquarius Agora Dr.
Suite 551
Orlando, FL  32816-1350

To ensure full consideration, all materials listed above should be filed by Nov. 10, 2015 when review of applicants will begin. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee at

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Contact: Attn: Dr. Amelia H. Lyons
Early Modern European History Search Committee Chair
University of Central Florida
History Department
12790 Aquarius Agora Dr.
Suite 551
Orlando, FL  32816-1350

Job Changes: Mills & Starr-Lebeau

Kenneth Mills has moved from Toronto to the University of Michigan.

And – very bittersweet for me – Gretchen Starr-LeBeau has moved from Kentucky to Principia College. 90% sweet because she can now work in the same town in which her family lives, 10% bitter, for selfish reasons, because I will no longer enjoy her friendship and wise counsel here on the 17th floor of Patterson Office Tower. She is already much missed by her old colleagues at Kentucky.

News from the Publishing World: Plant to U of Nebraska Press

As of August 31, Alisa Plant, who did so much to create a strong Iberian history shelf at LSU Press, will be leaving there to become Editor-in-Chief at the University of Nebraska Press. At UNP, she will resume her acquisitions in Iberian history and possibly some Latin American history as well. She will be starting at UNP in mid-September, 2015.

UC Santa Cruz Searches for Early Modern Iberia

From the AHA:

Early Modern Iberian Peninsula

Tenure-track Position

Santa Cruz, CA


The History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in the history of early modern Iberian Peninsula and its empires, at the tenure-track assistant professor level. Research specialization may be focused in either Spain or Portugal or in one of their overseas colonies. Thematic interests may include, but are not limited to, empire, colonialism, gender, religion, science, and cultural history. For a full position description and to apply, visit The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2015. In order to be considered at the initial screening, the complete application (including letters of recommendation and other supporting documents) must be received by November 14, 2014. UCSC is an AA/V/ADA/Minority/EOE.


Application deadline: November 14, 2014

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Samuel Garcia to Wesleyan

Congratulations to Samuel Garcia, a recent PhD from Yale, who is starting a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at Wesleyan this summer.

1-Year at Claremont McKenna – Updated with the Correct Job Ad!

This job is not specified for early modern Spain, but it’s defined so that it excludes a lot of other people besides us:

Claremont McKenna College, History

Visiting Professor of European History

Institution Type: College / University
Location: California, United States
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor

CMC Visiting Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in European History before 1914 for the academic year 2014-2015. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach a survey of Early Modern European history and a course in the European history of gender for the fall semester, and two to three courses in European history before 1914 in the spring term. These may include colonial history, Atlantic history or some form of global or world history. Preference will be given to candidates working outside German and Russian history.

CMC history courses generally have fewer than twenty students per course and center on reading, writing, and discussion rather than lecture. We invite applicants specializing in British, European, or Atlantic World history;

Applicants should submit a CV; a cover letter; at least three letters of recommendation; a brief writing sample (e.g. published article or dissertation chapter); sample syllabi for an Early Modern European survey and a European history of gender seminar; a descriptive list of at least three proposed courses for the spring of 2015; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably from multiple courses). Please submit electronic copies of all materials no later than August 1, 2014 to:

CMC is a highly selective and highly ranked liberal arts college. It is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and the Claremont Graduate University. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students and more than forty historians. The Colleges are located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

CMC hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for international candidates, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States.

Contact: Lisa Cody

Primary Category: European History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Posting Date: 04/30/2014
Closing Date 07/28/2014

2-Year Job at Bates: “strong preferences for … Spain before 1500”

From H-Net:

The Department of History, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow, with a particular emphasis on pedagogical innovation. The fellowship is funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and begins August 1, 2014. Candidates must complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014, and should be no more than three years out of their doctorate. This is a half-time teaching position with salary and benefits of a full-time assistant professor. The fellow will teach three courses during the academic year 2014-15 and two courses in 2015-16. The reduced teaching load is designed to support innovation in teaching and on-going professional research. Some funds to support scholarly work are also available. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship.

We seek historians of the western Mediterranean between 300 and 1650 C.E., with strong preferences for those who study Spain before 1500. The following areas of specialization are of particular interest: interfaith relations, the Mediterranean world, and/or the Atlantic world. We anticipate a close integration of this position among programs in History and Classical and Medieval Studies, so applicants should explain how their own work might complement some of the work of relevant members of these departments. The successful candidate must be interested in, and will conduct faculty workshops on, innovative teaching and research. The department recognizes that innovation can take many forms. Some possibilities could include techniques in the digital humanities; methods for attracting diverse groups to the study of history; pedagogies focused on different learning styles; creative ways of structuring assignments and the use of classroom time; techniques for connecting student learning to wider local and global communities; or creative approaches to promoting student engagement and interest in History at Bates. The college, the History Department, and the Classical and Medieval Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. The search committee expects candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at, a letter of application, C.V., writing sample, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Please include your last name and R2527 in the subject line of all submissions. Consideration of applications will begin on March 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: