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Helio and Amelia Pedroso Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for the Fall term of 2021

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The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth  for Fall Semester 2021.

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press (CPSC/TP) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for the Fall term of 2021 (September to December, 2021).  

Established in 2004 by the CPSC/TP, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies allows for the appointment of a distinguished scholar, professor and/or author, specializing in any area of the humanities and social sciences of the vast and diverse Portuguese-speaking world, comprised of over 220 million people in eight countries, on four continents. 

The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies is a rotating, visiting distinguished scholar program that supports the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Portuguese Studies and the research objectives and publications of the CPSC/TP. The Endowed Chair will teach one graduate course during the Fall semester (September to December, 2021) and will deliver one or more public lectures in her or his area of expertise. The Endowed Chair will also contribute to the event and publication agenda of the CPSC/TP. If applicable, please provide a summary of potential collaborations on publications and/or the organization of events with the application. The rate of compensation for the 16-week period is $50,000 USD (before taxes). 

Teaching responsibilities include: Teaching a graduate course in the field of social movements in Portuguese-speaking societies.

The Endowed Chair will give a public lecture (to be recorded and published online by the Center) on a topic of her or his expertise and of interest to the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press.

The Endowed Chair is expected to contribute in some way to the agenda of the CPSC/Tagus Press, e.g., by co-organizing a conference.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

(1) PhD in hand in Political Science with expertise in social movements;

(2) record of research and publication in the humanities or social sciences relative to Portuguese-speaking societies;

(3) demonstrated ability to teach a course (graduate level) in the field of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies with a focus on social movements.

 

Preferred qualifications: record of event organization and/or editorial activity in the candidate’s field.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV and a proposal specifying their planned research and activities for the semester, including a tentative course syllabus, through UMass Dartmouth's Human Resources portal. You may address your applications to the Chair of the Committee, Director Paula C. G. Noversa.

                                            The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.

The candidate selected for the Fall 2021 Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth appointment will be announced as soon as possible after the deadline. 

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is deeply grateful to the Pedroso family for their generosity and vision and to FLAD for their support of this program. 

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press is one of three units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth, along with the Department of Portuguese (BA, MA, and PhD) and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. 

For more information, contact Clara Bordas: cbordas@umassd.edu or (+ 001) 508 999 8255.

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