History Dept Jobs

Clements Department of History
Dedman College, SMU

Latin American History with a preference for Mexican History.

Position No. 00005792
The Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in History, Southern Methodist University.


The William P. Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University invites applications and nominations for the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in History, an appointment that will begin fall semester 2023. We seek a distinguished teacher-scholar in the field of Latin American history at the rank of associate or full professor, in any area or period, to fill this endowed chair. The position offers the opportunity to work with undergraduates (including history majors) as well as with graduate students in a PhD program with an emphasis on Latin America. The department has a preference for Mexican history, but it encourages and will consider applications from all fields of Latin American history. Inquiries and nominations should be sent to Professor Melissa Barden Dowling, Chair, Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University, at mdowling@smu.edu. The applicant’s letter of interest, CV, a one page diversity statement and 3 letters of recommendation, should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/114459. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received on or before November 14, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. We particularly welcome applications from minority and women scholars. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

SMU is a nationally ranked, comprehensive research university with seven degree-granting schools. It is a vibrant center of distinguished teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas. SMU’s nearly 12,000 students benefit from small classes, international studies, and an array of innovative programs, along with the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a rapidly growing center of commerce and culture. The Clements Department of History is home to renowned scholars recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields of expertise as well as home to the Clements Center for Southwest Studies and the Center for Presidential History. The University features the Meadows Museum of Art which holds the finest collection of Early Modern Spanish art outside the Prada and the DeGolyer Library which holds major manuscript and photographic collections on nineteenth and twentieth century transportation and travel in the Southwest; scholars working on Latin America also have the opportunity to engage with SMU’s Texas-Mexico Center, the Dallas Mexican American Historical League, the Dallas Museum of Art’s Latin American collections and related exhibits, and the city’s Latino Cultural Center.

For more information go to our website http://www.smu.edu/history.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.