Fellowship in Afro-Latinidades in the United States

The Program in Latina and Latino Studies at Williams College invites applications for a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship or a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Afro-Latina/o/x Studies beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The program seeks a scholar of Afro-Latinidades in the United States whose research and teaching embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches rooted in the humanities and/or social sciences, including but not limited to literary and visual studies and criticism; performance studies; social movements and activism; and/or studies of social and structural inequalities.

A successful pre-doctoral fellow candidate will devote the first year to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course in the study of U.S. Afro-Latinidades. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) will be spent on academic career development while again teaching one course. A successful post-doctoral fellow candidate will dedicate the year to their current research and teach one course each semester in the study of U.S. Afro-Latinidades. The Latina and Latino Studies Program has demonstrated success in mentoring and supporting pre- and post-doctoral fellows, and we are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Information about the program can be found at https://latino-studies.williams.edu/

All applicants should send the following materials to the program chair, Mérida M. Rúa, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43605 : a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests; a C.V.; and three letters of recommendation. Pre-doctoral fellowship applicants should send a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pages and a timetable for completion of the degree. Postdoctoral applicants should submit a writing sample, preferably limited to 25 pages.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on the completion of a background check. Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

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