Assistant Professor - School International & Public Affairs

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  • Opening Date: 2018-11-14
  • Job Opening Id: 516394
  • Department: History

Job Information

The Department of History at Florida International University is conducting an open search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of Early Modern Europe and the world. Candidates whose work encompasses Spain/Iberia and the broader Mediterranean with particular reference to North Africa and/or the Levant are encouraged to apply.  Topic areas of concentration might include the history of Iberian religious world (Inquisition; Al-Andalus, converts), gender, diasporas, law, trade, health, technology, or warfare. The teaching load will be two courses per semester.  The person to be hired would offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and not only contribute to our transnational PhD program with emphasis in Atlantic Civilizations, but also interface with relevant programs in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs, the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, as appropriate.  The selected candidate must demonstrate commitment to service to the department, college, and university; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in hand by August 19, 2019 and are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter discussing both teaching and research interests, a C.V., sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, and unofficial transcripts, in a single pdf file. Candidates must also provide a diversity statement (for guidelines please refer to Statement.pdf).  Please send a second copy of all application materials to Three letters of reference must be sent directly by recommenders. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 14, 2018.

Review will continue until position is filled.  The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's previous career and achievement. Email questions, a second copy of all application materials, and the three references to Dr. Aurora G. Morcillo, Chair Search Committee:  or call 305-348-2328.  For more information on the FIU History Department, visit  *Position is contingent upon funding.*

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In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

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About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

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