MIT Latin Am Studies job ad

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Foreign Languages and Literatures section invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary Latin American Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2014 (employment begins July 1, 2014). Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. by the start of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with two years of academic teaching experience at the college or university level and clear evidence
of scholarly development.

Teaching duties include mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses (some conducted in Spanish, others in English). Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Applicants should have a specialization in contemporary Latin American Studies with direct relevance to research areas such as cultural anthropology; media and the arts; urban, youth and/or popular cultures; ethnicity and diaspora; or Latin American literature and cultural studies.

Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is currently published or in press. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.

MIT is an affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

Please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation (including one that specifically addresses your teaching profile), two writing samples of published or publication-ready scholarship (no longer than 30 pages each, one in English and one in Spanish), and two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in English, one in Spanish) that you would be interested in teaching, to be received no later than Tuesday, October 15, 2013, to:


U Mass endowed chair

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, a new position that focuses on the scientific study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance.

The Chairholder may be from any discipline. Departmental home and appointment at the Full or Associate level will be determined by the Chairholder’s expertise.

The Chairholder will be an integral member of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program and pursue interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and graduate training on issues involving peace, conflict, nonviolent direct action, and civil resistance. The Chairholder must apply scientific research methods to large-scale social phenomena and will provide leadership in the field. The position will begin as soon as a qualified candidate has been found.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D.; an excellent scholarly record in the scientific study of peace, nonviolent direct action, and civil resistance; and exceptional promise as a national/global leader in advancing the field at UMass Amherst. A record of inclusive and multi-cultural skills in scholarly activity is strongly preferred.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on 17 September 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled.  Applications comprising a cover letter expressing interest and describing research program, a vitae, and a list of at least three references should be sent to Kelly Smiaroski or Office of the Provost, 373 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, 181 President’s Avenue, Amherst, MA 01003-9313.  Electronic submissions strongly preferred.

UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of faculty, students, and curriculum, and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.