FEATURED JOB: Postdoctoral fellowship in Latinx studies, University of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies

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Postdoctoral fellowship in Latinx studies

University of Pittsburgh

The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) centered on Latinx studies, beginning August 2019. The successful applicant will be housed in one of three disciplinary departments/programs within the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences: the History Department, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, or the Urban Studies Program. We welcome applicants whose research (and proposed teaching) underscores the recognition of the vital importance of the Latinx experience in the United States (and the gap which remains in the scholarship documenting and analyzing it); we also welcome applicants whose work views that experience through intersectional and interdisciplinary frames. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work engages with Latinx history, gender and sexuality, or urban communities.

The successful applicant will teach one course during the academic year (if renewed the appointee would teach two courses in the second year). Additionally, they will participate in campus-wide programming around issues of faculty and curricular diversity and the mentorship of a diverse student body. They will also be encouraged to workshop and present their work in the relevant department/program as well as more broadly through other University channels.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by May 1, 2019. Individuals who completed all such requirements before May 1, 2016, are ineligible.

To be considered, please submit by May 20, 2019, via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTM2 , a curriculum vita; a dissertation table of contents; a two-page statement of research interests outlining your goals during the term of the fellowship; a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including a list of courses you are prepared to teach; a one-to-two page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one proposed syllabus for a 15-week course related to your interests; and email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to designate a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by May 27, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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Contact Info: 

John C. Stoner
Executive Director of Academic Affairs
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
(412) 648-7360