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 Spring term of 2022 (January to May).
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 Spring semester (January through May 2022) and will also lead a writer’s workshop over the course of the semester that will be open to the campus student body and members of the community. The Endowed Chair will be available to 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 15-week period is $50,000 USD (before taxes).
Teaching responsibilities include: Teaching a graduate course in the field of Lusophone literature and leading a semester-long student/community writer’s workshop.
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.
(1) a PhD or M.F.A. in hand, or a distinguished record of publications; and
(2) a demonstrated ability to teach a graduate-level course in the field of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies with a focus on Lusophone literature.
Preferred Qualifications: Record of event organization and/or editorial activity in the candidate’s field.
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. All materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Committee, Director Paula C. G. Noversa.
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
The deadline to apply is May 3, 2021.
The candidate selected for the Spring 2022 Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (+ 001) 508 999 8255.