The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies of the
University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Postdoctoral
Fellowship. The successful candidate will be a scholar who focuses
on Latin America and/or its diaspora and has completed a PhD in the
humanities, social sciences, or related fields between January 1,
2019 and June 30, 2022. We are particularly interested in scholars
working on dispossessions of territories and bodies; Indigenous
populations; Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx epistemologies;
and socioenvironmental and territorial justice. The successful
candidate will possess high-level competence and research
capability in Spanish, Portuguese, or an Indigenous language of
Latin America and demonstrate exceptional academic promise as a
teacher and scholar. The postdoctoral fellow will split their
time among their own research, the collaborative project of an
interdisciplinary research cluster, and teaching for the Center.
Among other responsibilities, the postdoctoral fellow will teach
one undergraduate course in their area of specialization, organize
an event related to their research interests, and attend the
Center’s research seminars.
We particularly encourage applications from candidates who can
contribute to increasing diversity in their fields, as a
historically underrepresented person in higher education and/or by
pursuing scholarship that contributes to understanding issues of
diversity, inclusion, exclusion, or inequity, past or present.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, transcript
(indicating completion of PhD after January 1, 2019), statements of
research, teaching, and diversity, up to two writing samples,
description of one undergraduate course the candidate would be
interested in teaching (approx. 300 words), and three letters of
recommendation. If the candidate has not yet defended their
dissertation, include a letter from the dissertation supervisor
confirming that the PhD will be completed by June 30, 2022.
Consideration of applications will begin on March 31,
2022 and continue until the position is filled.
The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies is strongly
committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and
Excellence, and to creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty
(for more information: https://almanac.upenn.edu/archive/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The
University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans
are encouraged to apply.