University of Connecticut, El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies

Position ID:UConn-El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies-496240 [#21525, 496240]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Latinx Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Latinx
Latina/o Studies
Latin American Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/03/29, finished 2022/07/15, listed until 2022/05/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Residence in Latinx Studies for the 2022-23 academic year. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment with teaching responsibilities. We seek a colleague who will teach Introduction to Latina/o Studies in a large-enrollment format with Teaching Assistant support; a writing-intensive research methods core course; and additional undergraduate courses, either introductory or advanced-level. Responsibilities may include undergraduate advising and service to the unit and/or campus through participation in committee work.

El Instituto is a multidisciplinary research and teaching institute in the University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We advance scholarship, support creative endeavors, and sustain undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean studies. We advocate meaningful and respectful inclusion of Latinx people, statewide, nationally, and globally. Our undergraduate major in Latina/o and Latin American Studies is a model curriculum for interdisciplinary programs. It unites the teaching of research skills with learning in service of communities. Home to the greatest concentration of Latinx faculty and students at UConn, El Instituto’s students see themselves reflected in our instructors and courses, finding affirmation of Latino cultural wealth and intercultural skills.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in an area relevant to the field of Latinx studies
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses
  • A commitment to working with a diverse student body
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Evidence of commitment to broadening student participation and integrating social justice concerns into instruction
  • Critical pedagogical techniques that meet the needs of diverse learning styles and affirm Latinx cultural wealth
  • Experience teaching large, core curriculum undergraduate level courses


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022.  Duties include a teaching load of 21 credit hours of instruction per year or the equivalent. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • Three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by May 1, 2022. For more information regarding El Instituto, please visit the department website at

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: 

Dr Samuel Martínez

Director, El Instituto

University of Connecticut
Ryan Building, 2nd floor
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1161
Storrs, CT USA 06269-1161

Phone: 860-486-5508


At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
El Instituto
University of Connecticut
Ryan Building, 2nd floor
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1161
Storrs, CT USA 06269-1161