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Job Ad: 1-Year Position in Judaic Studies at Brown

Judaic Studies Visiting Scholar 2018-19

The Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University is seeking applications for the Hirschfeld Presidential Scholar in Comparative Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. (Applications for one semester will also be considered.) The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the year (or $25,000 for a semester), a health insurance subsidy, and access to university library, athletic, and computing services.  She/he will be expected to participate in the regular intellectual activities of the Program and teach one course.  In addition, the successful candidate will be available to meet with and advise graduate and undergraduate students, lead a faculty research seminar meeting, and give a public lecture. Only applications from senior scholars will be considered.  Preference will be given to applicants who work on Jews and Judaism in the Medieval and/or Early Modern periods. We welcome applications from scholars in any academic discipline.  Applications should be made at Interfolio ( and include a cover letter, the applicant’s research agenda for the year, brief descriptions of courses she/he would be prepared to teach, a CV, and a recent article or book chapter.  Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted at Interfolio ( of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.  Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  For further information, contact

Job Ad: VAP at South Florida: Early Modern Atlantic World


The History and Politics Department at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professorship in Early Modern Atlantic World history to begin in the Fall of 2017. Teaching responsibilities in a 4/4 load include Introduction to the Humanities and Theory and Methods of History, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field. As appropriate, the position may also involve participating in the University Honors Program. Salary is $41,400 (nine-month). Applications must be received by April 10, 2017 to guarantee full consideration.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and demonstrated excellence in scholarship.


Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background check.


How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button here. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a letter of application and C.V.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your letter of application and C.V. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION AND CV, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.


Equal Employment Opportunity

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution. Welcoming…Diverse…Inclusive



The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is a separately accredited institution and a member of the University of South Florida System. USFSP serves approximately six thousand students and is located on the beautiful waterfront of St. Petersburg. USFSP offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Business, Education, and Arts & Sciences.


Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.


Contact: Dr. J. Michael Francis, Chair, Department of History and Politics. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, FL, 33701



Primary Category: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Secondary Categories: American History / Studies
Posting Date: 03/29/2017
Closing Date 04/14/2017

Job Ad: Lecturer in EM Portuguese & Iberian History

Lecturer in Early Modern Portuguese and Iberian History, including the Colonial World

King’s College London – History

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 per annum, plus  £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 24 months starting 1st September 2017

This is a Full-time 100% full time equivalent

The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Early Modern Portuguese and Iberian History, including the Colonial World, for a two-year period beginning 1 September 2017. Applicants are encouraged with scholarly expertise in any aspect of the history of Iberia’s kingdoms and their mercantile or territorial empires from c.1500-1750. The post holder will cover the core teaching responsibilities of Professor Francisco Bethencourt, while he takes up a two-year Major Research Fellowship at the Leverhulme Trust. They will contribute to our team-taught lecture sequences for first year undergraduates in early modern European history. They will also teach advanced undergraduate modules on Religion and Society in Southern Europe, and the History of the Iberian World (1492-1822), together with an MA module on European Expansion: Civil Rights and Ethnic Prejudices (1500-1850). In addition, they will contribute to other modules, and perform pastoral and administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

The Department of History at King’s is a large, young, top-ranking department, with strengths ranging from the early medieval to the contemporary period, and a global spread in research and teaching interests. We are particularly proud of the connections we make between different peoples and places, which plays an important part in our teaching and research

The selection process will consist of a panel interview

Interviews are scheduled to take place on either 3 or 4 April 2017.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Jon Wilson, or 020 7848 1081.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 26 March 2017


Job Ad: Lecturer in Caribbean, Atlantic History, Cambridge University

University of Cambridge

University Lecturer in Caribbean and Atlantic History since c.1500

University of Cambridge – Faculty of History

The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Caribbean and Atlantic History in any period since c.1500. Candidates must have exceptional abilities in research and teaching.  The post is based in central Cambridge and is available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding and developing research profile in early or late modern Caribbean and Atlantic history. The ability to teach in the history of Latin America and south Atlantic history over a wide temporal and geographical range will be an advantage. The incumbent must:  have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty affairs, including undertaking administration.

The appointee will be responsible for teaching Caribbean history as well as contributing to general World history teaching, at all levels from first-year undergraduate to PhD. She or he will be expected to offer a taught course to the MPhil in World History and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. In due course, the appointee will be expected to design and teach a Part II Specified or Special Subject paper on a Caribbean or Atlantic topic, and to play a part in convening Part I papers and directing the MPhil in World History.

The Faculty welcomes applications from both early-career scholars and those who already have established careers. By the start of the appointment, the successful candidate must hold a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field.

Please see the Further Particulars for this post.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants seeking further information about the post are invited to contact Dr Lawrence Klein, Chair of the Faculty of History: For further details about the application process, please contact the Faculty’s HR Clerk, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).

Please quote reference JJ11269 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Job Ad: Chicago Seeks 18th-Cent Spain/Spanish Empire Asst. Prof

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a beginning tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Spain and the Spanish American empire in the eighteenth century. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses questions of Atlantic political economy, policy, and the transnational Enlightenment. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and therefore encourage applicants who come from racial, ethnic, and social groups that are underrepresented in academia.

The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in ­hand by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website,

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research and teaching, as well as any prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic life; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 6) three letters of reference.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.


Contact: Department of History
Primary Category: European History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Posting Date: 02/02/2017
Closing Date 05/02/2017

Job Opening: Exeter, Lecturer in Naval History

University of Exeter:

THE POST College/Service: College of Humanities

Post: Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History (Education and Research) Reference No: P56050 Grade: F HERA: LEC

Reporting to: Head of History The above full time post is available from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2020 in the College Humanities on a fixed term basis.

Job Description

Main duties and accountabilities 1. To fulfil research, teaching and administration duties as a lecturer in Naval and Maritime History. 2. To extend the research profile of History and related areas, especially in the area of Naval and Maritime History, attracting and supervising postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate research students. 3. To collaborate with colleagues both within the College and the University of Exeter as a whole in order to develop and support Naval and Maritime History research programmes and the College’s research programme. 4. To contribute to the general operation of the College as a member of its academic team.

Research 1. To conduct independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader, and in so doing: Enhance the College’s international reputation through research publications of appropriate quantity and quality, and contribute to worldwide debate at national and international conferences, and Win research earnings through carefully prepared and successful grant applications as well as identifying potential income-generating programmes and collaborative partnerships. 2. To supervise research projects, managing any dedicated research staff and postgraduate research students, and provide the mentorship to enable staff and students to develop their skills and academic careers. 3. To help promote a collegiate working atmosphere and stimulating environment that will attract further research staff of the highest quality as well as good postgraduate research students. 4. To contribute to the further and ongoing development of History research at Exeter, especially the area of Naval and Maritime History.

Teaching To deliver mainly undergraduate courses to appropriate academic standards such that: 1. Knowledge acquired from research translates to teaching 2. Students are challenged but also tutored and supported with individual care 3. Teaching and learning techniques are innovative and inspiring 4. Students are supervised appropriately 5. Assessment criteria are appropriate, and fairly applied with results fed back to students appropriately 6. Module content is continuously reviewed to identify areas for improvement

General To contribute to the overall general and academic management in the College by undertaking activities that may be required such as: 1. Developing overall academic content and structure of modules with colleagues 2. Developing ideas for generating income and promoting both the College in general and History in particular. 3. Supporting admissions processes and procedures 4. Supporting examinations processes and procedures 5. Contributing to the work of College committees 6. Contributing to accreditation and quality control processes 7. Contributing to strategic planning This job description summarises the main duties and accountabilities of the post and is not comprehensive: the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties of similar level and responsibility.

Person Specification The successful applicant will have an independent research programme that will strengthen and complement the existing team at the University. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: 1. PhD or equivalent in Naval and Maritime History. 2. Sufficient knowledge of Global and Imperial History (particularly in areas related or complementary to the Mediterranean and maritime trade in the Early Modern period) to develop teaching and research programmes 3. A strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding. 4. Teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members 5. An active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally with other educational bodies, professional institutions and employers 6. The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development 7. The aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning 8. Enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes

Informal Enquiries Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Richard Toye, e-mail or telephone (01392) 723296.

Additional Information Relating to the Post Salary The starting salary will be on Grade F, £33,943 to £38,183 per annum, points 32 to 36, subject to knowledge, skills and experience. Progression beyond point 36 is subject to performance in the role. An increment will be payable on 1 August each year until the top of the scale is reached (subject to being in post for 6 months and satisfactory performance). The scale will be subject to a cost of living review each year.

Hours of work There are no specific hours of work but staff are required to work such hours as are necessary to carry out the duties associated with the appointment. Annual Leave The annual leave entitlement for full-time appointments is 41 days per calendar year (pro rata for part-time appointments). For further information see our website

Professional Development Programme New Lecturers at the University of Exeter are appointed to a Professional Development Programme providing for • confirmation of appointment within three years (probation) and • progression to Senior Lecturer within a further two/three years after confirmation of appointment.

For further details of the probation and progression criteria and process see the Exeter Academic website On confirmation of appointment you will receive an additional increment within grade F and you will proceed to grade G on progression to Senior Lecturer. The PDP applies to both open-ended Lecturer appointments and fixed term appointments, to ensure that the progress and performance of fixed term Lecturers is assessed against the same standards and expectations which apply to open ended Lecturers. An extension to your fixed term appointment, or appointment to an open-ended Lectureship, will only be considered if you are making progress consistent with these PDP targets. There will be accelerated incremental progression after three and five years subject to satisfactory performance.. References & Medical Clearance All appointments are subject to satisfactory reference and medical checks and individuals will be required to complete a medical assessment form before appointment is confirmed. Applicants should note that the University normally contacts referees for short-listed applicants without further advice to applicants. When advising of referees, if they are resident overseas, please ensure you supply fax numbers and/or email addresses enabling us to contact them (if necessary) without delay. Right to Work in the United Kingdom If you do not have the right to work in the UK, this appointment will be subject to the University successfully obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship under the UK’s Points Based System for migrant workers and to you obtaining Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain. For further information, see the Home Office website at In particular you are encouraged to undertake a self assessment of your eligibility to work in the UK using the link to Terms & Conditions The Terms and Conditions of Employment can be viewed on line by visiting Pensions Membership of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) is automatic provided that you meet the qualifying criteria for membership. For details on the scheme please go to the Staff automatically become members and employee contributions will be taken from your pay unless you opt out in accordance with the current rules of the scheme. More information about the USS scheme can be found at The University, as your employer, contributes such sums as will be required to maintain the full benefits of the scheme. You may opt out of the scheme and if you wish to do so, you should contact the Pensions and Reward Advisor, Mrs Alison Rose (01392 723088/email for further information. Page 4 of 4 Relocation You may be able to claim relocation expenses in accordance with the University’s Relocation Assistance Scheme. The maximum allowance that you can reclaim under the Relocation Assistance Scheme, if eligible, is 10% of salary. Short-listing Information We will acknowledge your application by email. The University of Exeter recognises the time and effort taken to apply for a position and will contact you by email to inform you of results of shortlisting Application Procedure and Interview Information The closing date for completed applications is 14th February 2017. Data Protection Act (1998) The information contained within your application is being requested to enable the University to make employment decisions and meet statutory obligations. Any information provided to the University in this context will be treated confidentially and used only by manager(s), member of the University, Human Resources, Superannuation and Payroll during the course of your employment. Where the application relates to a post which is externally funded this information may be passed onto the relevant funding body.

VAP at Puget Sound: Early Modern Europe, Mediterranean Focus

University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor- History

Job ID: 3278

Location: History

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Appointment:Full-time, sabbatical replacement, Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 terms

Department: HIstory

Responsibilities: Visiting assistant professor of early modern European history, Mediterranean focus.Teaching load is 3 courses per semester, to include lower-division surveys of European history from the fourth to seventeenth centuries and upper-division courses in areas of interest. Teaching expertise in the Renaissance or Islam is welcome.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in European history with an early modern and Mediterranean focus and a commitment to liberal arts education.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than February 24, 2017 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.


• Curriculum vitae

• Letter of Interest

• Teaching materials

• Scholarship sample

• Diversity statement

• Three letters of recommendation.( You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.)


All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.


Diversity Statement


We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.

We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.

We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.


Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:


The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply


For complete job description and application instructions, visit:


About Puget Sound


Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” ( to learn more about the college.


As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

VAP: Dominican University

Dominican University, History

Visiting Faculty, History: expertise in Europe since 1500


Institution Type: College / University
Location: Illinois, United States
Position: Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Temporary, Visiting Assistant Professor


Visiting Faculty, History/Lund-Gill Chair
Full-time, Visiting (one-year appointment)
August 2017
The History Department at Dominican University is seeking a candidate with expertise in Europe since 1500 in the global context to be the Lund-Gill Chair for 2017-2018. The Lund-Gill Chair is a rotating one-year full-time visiting position open to scholars who have completed their Ph.D. and have demonstrated excellence in teaching in their given field.
The department seeks a historian who can offer introductory and upper-level courses which address imperialism, colonization (and decolonization), gender, migrations and ethnicities over both the early modern and modern European periods.  We are also interested in applicants who can address the history of science/medicine in these contexts.  The successful candidate will teach at least one course in the university’s Honors Program and will contribute courses that could be cross-listed with one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs such as Women and Gender Studies, Interfaith Studies, Black World Studies, or Latino/a and Latin American Studies.  The Lund-Gill Chair also would be expected to offer at least one lecture open to the public.
The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity in higher education. Furthermore, Dominican University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,500 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. For more information about Dominican University, see
Please apply online at Candidates will be asked to submit the following materials:
  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the Lund-Gill Chair position as described
  • a curriculum vitae (highlighting teaching experience)
  • a list of three or more references who can speak to the applicant’s teaching excellence (Please submit under “other”.)
  • an unofficial Ph.D. transcript (Please submit under “writing sample”.)
Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2017.
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Please apply online at Candidates will be asked to submit the following materials:
  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the Lund-Gill Chair position as described
  • a curriculum vitae (highlighting teaching experience)
  • a list of three or more references who can speak to the applicant’s teaching excellence (Please submit under “other”.)
  • an unofficial Ph.D. transcript (Please submit under “writing sample”.)

For more information about Dominican University, visit


Primary Category: European History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Demographic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Modern European History / Studies
Posting Date: 12/01/2016
Closing Date 01/01/2017

Warwick Advertises for “Early Modern Empires” Position

University of Warwick

Assistant Professor in History of Early Modern Empires (78073-116)

University of Warwick – Department of History

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the History of Early Modern Empires. You will conduct research in the history of Early Modern empires, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of imperialism in the Early Modern world. We welcome applicants working in any area of this field on any area of the globe.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of Early Modern empires. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.

Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch, Head of Department, at

Interview date: 31 January 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.


Job Ad: Florida State

The Florida State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of the Hispanic/Iberian Caribbean world, seventeenth through twentieth centuries. The areas of specialization are open. Successful candidates will be expected to work with the department’s diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype. The appointment will begin in August 2017.

PhD must be in hand by start of appointment.

Please submit a letter of application and vita as single pdf as well as contact information for three references who will be contacted by FSU with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation through To apply click:…/…/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL…

The closing date for receipt of applications is December 2, 2016. Employment will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. As an AA/EEOC employer and a public records agency, Florida State University is committed to diversity in hiring. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Questions about the search may be addressed to Robinson A. Herrera, Caribbean Search Committee Chair,