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Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair for Portuguese Studies (Spring 2023)

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Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Endowed Chair for Portuguese Studies

Temporary, Non-Benefited Position

Spring 2023

 

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 2023 (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 265 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 on the topic of Portuguese cinema during the Estado Novo during the Spring semester (January through May 2023) and will also organize and lead a Portuguese film festival over the course of the semester that will be open to the campus 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 Portuguese cinema during the Estado Novo, and leading a semester-long Portuguese film festival.

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.

 

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

(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 Portuguese Cinematography.

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. All materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Committee, Director Paula C. G. Noversa.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

The deadline to apply is August 22, 2022.

 

The candidate selected for the Spring 2023 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 Paula Rioux: prioux@umassd.edu or (+ 001) 508 999 8255.

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