The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press (CPSC/TP) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth for the Spring term of 2020 (January through May).
Established in 2001 by the CPSC/TP, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth allows for the appointment of a distinguished scholar, professor and/or author, specializing in any area of the humanities and social sciences of the vast and diverse Portuguese-speaking world, comprised of over 220 million people in eight countries, on four continents.
The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth is a rotating, visiting distinguished scholar program that supports the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Portuguese Studies and the research objectives and publications of the CPSC/TP. The Endowed Chair will teach one graduate course during the Spring semester (January through May) and will deliver one or more public lectures in her or his area of expertise. The Endowed Chair may also contribute to the publication and event agenda of the CPSC/TP. If applicable, please provide a summary of potential collaborations on publications and/or the organization of events with the application. The rate of compensation for the 14-week period is $55,000 USD (before taxes).
Teaching responsibilities include: Teaching one graduate course on the humanities and/or social sciences of the Portuguese-speaking societies.
The Endowed Chair will give a public lecture (to be recorded and published online by the Center) on a topic of her or his expertise and of interest to the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press.
The Endowed Chair is expected to contribute in some way to the agenda of the Center’s Tagus Press, e.g., by co-organizing a scholarly colloquium to be followed by a book project.
(1) PhD in hand if applicable as a terminal degree in the candidate’s discipline;
(2) record of research and publication in the humanities or social sciences relative to Portuguese-speaking societies;
(3) demonstrated ability to teach a graduate course (MA & PhD levels) in the broad field of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies.
Preferred qualifications: record of event organization and/or editorial activity in the candidate’s field.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV and a proposal specifying their planned research and activities for the semester, including a tentative course syllabus, through UMass Dartmouth's Human Resources portal. All materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Committee, Director Victor K. Mendes.
The deadline to apply is Monday, May 13, 2019
The candidate selected for the Spring 2020 Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth appointment will be announced as soon as possible after the deadline.
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is deeply grateful to the Pedroso family for their generosity and vision and to FLAD for their support of this program.
The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press is one of three units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth, along with the Department of Portuguese (BA, MA, and PhD) and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.
For more and updated information, contact Director Victor K. Mendes: firstname.lastname@example.org or (+ 001) 508 999 8255.
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