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CLACS Fellowships and Professorships

Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is accepting applications from Brown University undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty for Sarmiento Research Awards. Successful applicants receive up to $5,000 to support humanities and social science research in and on Spanish-speaking South America.

The funds may be used between July 2019-June 2020 to cover travel and research expenses. The program is funded by the Sarmiento Flexible Fund for Latin American Studies, which was established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet, M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet, and can only accept candidates who are “natives or residents of Spanish-speaking countries south of Panama, not including the Caribbean.”

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings leading scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research at Brown University. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations in Center or affiliated departmental colloquia. The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship provides a stipend, an optional medical insurance package, financial assistance with round-trip travel from home country, and administrative assistance. Appointments are possible for one or two semesters.

The deadline for applications for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Interdisciplinary Faculty-Student Reading/Writing Groups

CLACS regularly awards funding to groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary reading and/or writing groups. The purpose is to enhance learning about a specific topic, country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives.

The deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year has passed.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in International Humanities

The Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invite applications for an International Humanities Fellowship offered by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two years beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have worked extensively on Mexican or Central American literary, visual, and/or performance studies with an interest in narrative, poetry, drama, or other media in relation to cultural politics. A proven interest in film, visual arts, digital culture, and/or critical theory is also desirable.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fluency in both Spanish and English. The fellow will participate in the activities of the Cogut Institute, including a weekly seminar, and teach two courses each year.

Qualifications: The PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2019 and must have been awarded in the last five years. A salary of $61,500 is offered, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a reimbursable research budget of $2,000 per year.

Application Instructions: For consideration, please submit a letter of application, C.V., dissertation abstract, sample syllabus, writing sample, and list of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply online to: ttp://apply.interfolio.com/58764. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 8, 2019 and will be considered until the position is filled.

For questions relating to the position please contact the Search Committee co-Chairs, Professor Michelle Clayton or Professor Esther Whitfield.