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Program in Latin American Studies


The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is one of the most dynamic units on campus, bringing together the humanities and social sciences. Our visiting fellows program brings top scholars to teach at Princeton (one of our last guests was Mario Vargas Llosa); we also have a very active lecture series featuring artists, writers, and scholars from Latin America. Visit our students page to learn more about certificate requirements and funding opportunities.


Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) Visiting Fellowships, 2015-2016

Job Title: Visiting Research Scholar -- Requisition Number: 1400407

Deadline: October 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST

The Program in Latin American Studies is launching an open call for applications for the 2015- 2016 visiting fellowships. We are looking for top scholars in their field who have teaching experience and will provide Princeton students with a unique opportunity to study topics that are not regularly offered at Princeton. Applications will be accepted from outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as from established writers, artists, filmmakers, or architects working on projects relating to Latin America who are stellar teachers. For 2015-16, we are particularly interested in candidates working in the following fields:

1) Cuban history, culture, and literature
2) Latin American architecture

Fellows will be appointed for either one or two semesters during the academic year, 2015-2016 (fall semester: September 1, 2015-January 31, 2016; spring semester: February 1-June 30, 2016). The Office of the Dean of the Faculty determines salary on the basis of current academic rank and award duration; appointment rank at Princeton is determined on the basis of experience and current institutional affiliation.

How to Apply
For full consideration, all the materials listed below must be received by October 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST. All candidates must use the online application process to submit materials and apply online at: http://jobs.princeton.edu. Requisition Number: 1400407

1) A cover letter indicating the applicant's proposed length of stay (1-2 semesters), title of the proposed research project, and teaching interests;
2) A curriculum vitae; 3) One undergraduate and/or graduate seminar proposal (or syllabus) for each proposed semester of the fellowship, including a statement of how this course(s) would enhance undergraduate or graduate education at Princeton;
4) A four-five page statement describing the research project and its scholarly contribution;
5) The names of three (3) referees (the Program will contact them, if needed, at a later date).

Fellows will be required to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester, conditional upon sufficient enrollments and approval of a Princeton department and the Dean of the Faculty; and participate in PLAS-related events on campus.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


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