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Princeton PLAS Long-term and Short-term Fellowship in Latin American Studies

The study of Latin America and the Caribbean at Princeton is as compelling as the scholars who are at its leading edge. As one of the nation’s most well-endowed and well-respected programs, PLAS welcomes highly qualified individuals to join us each year. Working alongside the University’s globally recognized scholars, visiting fellows bring new topics and perspectives to the classroom, while enjoying a dedicated opportunity to advance their own research.

The Program in Latin American Studies offers several fellowship opportunities.  Top scholars in their fields may apply for long-term fellowships for one semester, and sometimes a year, depending on funding, or short-term fellowships for stays up to one-month.  PLAS also offers one to two postdoctoral fellowships per year for recent PhD recipients, working on any topic related to Latin America and the Caribbean in any field, including anthropology, art history, biology, cultural studies, environmental studies, geology, history, literature, music, performance studies, sociology, and religion. 

A Range of Benefits

  • Active collaboration with top faculty in the field of Latin American studies
  • Dedicated time during which to pursue independent research
  • The opportunity to design and teach courses not otherwise offered at the University
  • High-profile events and programming that connects your work with a broader audience
  • Direct access to Princeton’s extensive resources and Latin American collections, including the PLAS “Ephemera Collection”—a vast repository of primary materials related to political, social, and economic upheaval from 1968 forward

Long-term Fellowships

The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is seeking top scholars in their fields who have teaching experience and will provide Princeton students with a unique opportunity to study topics that are not regularly offered at the University. 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.

Visiting Research Scholars will be expected to teach one undergraduate course per semester, conditional upon sufficient enrollments and approval of a Princeton department and the Dean of the Faculty, and to participate in PLAS-related events on campus.

Appointments are for one or two semesters, during the 2020-2021 academic year (fall semester: September 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021; spring semester: February 1- June 30, 2021). A competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits will be offered. 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 must be received by October 18, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST. All candidates must submit materials (in English) and apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/12121. 

  • Cover letter indicating the applicant’s proposed length of stay (1-2 semesters), title of the proposed research project, and teaching interests;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • One undergraduate seminar proposal or syllabus for each proposed semester of the fellowship, including a statement of how this course(s) would enhance undergraduate education at Princeton;
  • A statement describing the research project and its scholarly contribution (2,000 – 3,000 words);
  • The names and contact information of two referees (the Program will contact them, if needed, later).

Required Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred.

Short-term Fellowships

The Program in Latin American Studies is launching an open call for applications for next year’s visiting short-term fellowships. We are looking for top scholars in their field. 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.

Appointments can be from 15 days to one-month during the 2020-2021 academic year (September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). The Office of the Dean of the Faculty determines stipend on the basis of current academic rank and award duration; appointment rank at Princeton is determined on the basis of seniority and current institutional affiliation.

Visiting Fellows will be expected to devote themselves to research and to participate regularly in the scholarly activities of the PLAS intellectual community.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, all the materials listed below must be received by October 18, 2019. All candidates must apply online to submit materials at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad- positions/position/12122. 

  • Cover letter (in English) indicating the applicant’s proposed length of stay, 15 days to one-month during the academic year (September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021), title of the proposed research project, and an explanation for reasons to be here at Princeton (i.e., use the library, look at particular archives, work with members of the faculty, etc.);
  • Curriculum vitae (in English);
  • A statement (in English) describing the research project and its scholarly contribution (1,500 – 2,000 words);
  • The names and contact information of two referees (the Program will contact them, if needed, later).

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is seeking candidates from any discipline who are engaged in scholarly or creative work on topics related to Latin American Studies to fill one to two Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior positions. Candidates will be expected to devote themselves to research and writing, and may teach not more than one course per semester. When teaching, successful candidates will hold the secondary rank of Lecturer, and any teaching opportunities are subject to sufficient enrollments and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. They also will be invited to participate regularly in the scholarly activities of the PLAS intellectual community.

Appointments are for a 12-month term, starting September 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits will be offered.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

How to Apply

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST. All candidates must apply online and submit the below materials (in English) at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/12123. 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests (1,000 – 1,500 words)
  • A representative sample of recent work (under 30 written pages or equivalent in the candidate’s professional medium; for artistic work, links within a PDF preferred).
  • Names and contact information for three references (the Program will contact them, if needed, at a later date)

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree (earned within three years of the start date). Academic excellence, potential to bring new ideas and approaches to Princeton University and to interact successfully with a broad range of faculty and students.

Institution
Application date
Duration
Short-term: 1 month; long-term: 2 semesters; postdoctoral: 12 months
Country
America : United States (Mid-Atlantic)
Discipline
Humanities
Social sciences
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 99 years
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