Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow Position

January 25th, 2018

Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellows in Latin American Studies

The Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellows in Latin American Studies are intended to foster the professional development of gifted scholars, to enrich the Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ vigorous research environment, and to foster intellectual exchange among the Center’s research community. We seek candidates in the social sciences engaged in scholarly or creative work on topics related to existing areas of institutional strength. Fellows are expected to participate in the full intellectual life of the Center and to offer an advanced interdisciplinary seminar on a subject of their choice during the spring of the fellowship year.

The Stone Center, which includes a core community of 70 faculty across a broad spectrum of disciplinary and professional fields, invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Stone Center solicits scholars with a strong grounding in social science research methods and an interest in interdisciplinary curriculum and program development. In addition to the outlined teaching requirement, the successful candidate will also work jointly with the Stone Center administrative and leadership team in reviewing and redeveloping its graduate interdisciplinary M.A. program.

Fellows will be selected following two criteria: (1) intellectual merit and (2) the potential impact that their research, teaching, and experience would have on the strategic advancement of Latin American Studies at Tulane. The ideal candidate’s research will complement areas of strength represented by current Tulane faculty. Successful candidates should also have strong organizational and interpersonal abilities, excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively, and experience in managing multiple projects.

Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $47,500 plus benefits. Travel and moving expenses are not supported. Applicants who are ABD must complete their Ph.D. by June 2018 and absolutely must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the Fall 2018 semester. Preference will be given to those who have not had recent access to Tulane University’s resources and whose research would benefit from such access.

Application must be submitted via Interfolio and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests and your particular capacity to contribute to this Center initiative; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; (6) a detailed proposal for at least one content course or seminar; and (6) teaching evaluations if available. For additional information on the Stone Center and its programs, please visit our website. For more information on the Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, please contact James D. Huck, Jr., Assistant Director and Graduate Advisor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-865-5164 or jhuck@tulane.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on February 23, 2018, until the position is filled.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.