Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (Alfred J. Hanna)

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at Rollins College seeks a scholar of Latin American and the Caribbean for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Eligible scholars are those who have earned a doctorate within the last three (3) years in any academic discipline and with a geographical focus on Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 1, 2021. The two-year experience is expected to prepare the fellow for a position at a liberal arts college. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in learning about the rewards and challenges of a career at a liberal arts institution and will be an interdisciplinary teacher/scholar who will integrate Latin American studies into our liberal arts curriculum while pursuing a significant research agenda in his or her field. The second year of this position is contingent on a satisfactory performance review at the end of the first year.

The teaching load for this position is three courses each year, one in the fall semester and two in the spring. During the fall semester, the successful candidate is expected to team-teach (with a tenured professor at Rollins) the core course for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies major and minor, LAC 200 Foundations of Latin American and Caribbean Culture and Society. During the spring semester, he or she will teach another section of LACS 200 and a seminar-style, elective course on a topic of his or her choice related to Latin America or the Caribbean.

The successful candidate is also expected to be an active participant in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program and encouraged to do one or more of the following: work with a Latin American student organization, create and implement campus programming, or organize and co-lead field study experiences. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to deliver a talk on his or her research on campus and is strongly encouraged to involve students in his or her research. Funding is available to support student-faculty collaborative scholarship experiences.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at www.rollins.edu.

Instructions to Applicants:


To apply, please upload the following materials: Cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interest in a career at liberal arts institution, Curriculum vita, Contact information for three references.  Inquiries may be directed to:

Susan Montgomery

Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program


(407) 646-2295


All applications must be submitted by January 9, 2021.

Competitive salary plus a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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