CLAS Weekly Update August 8

University of Pittsburgh
University Center for International Studies


·      CLASicos and Year-in Review is out!
Check all the events that CLAS organized and sponsored, our awards, and enrollments for 2016-2017


Join us September 28 for CLAS Fall Reception



 Faculty Opportunities 
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Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence
Visiting Professor, Stone Center, Tulane University

Tulane University invites applications from mid-career scholars in Latin American Studies conducting interdisciplinary research in the social sciences to spend one or two semester(s) as a Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies during the 2018-2019 academic year. We seek scholars who address questions of social and gender inclusion, particularly with regard to the reduction of economic, environmental, health or other inequalities. We encourage applications from scholars in the fields of anthropology, development studies, economics, environmental studies, international studies, law, political science, public health, social medicine or sociology. Appointments for fall semester are from August 1 – December 31, 2018. Appointments for spring semester are from January 1– May 31, 2019. Salary is $40,000 per semester plus benefits. Travel and moving expenses are not supported.
Qualifications: Minimum Associate Professor status or above and a distinguished record of publication.
Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted via Interfolio by visiting Please submit a CV including contact information for two professional references, as well as a cover letter describing how residence at Tulane will aid in advancing your research.  Also, please provide a title and brief description of a course (or courses) you would be interested in offering.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.


 Student Opportunities    (Back to top)

Heinz Fellows Program-

The Heinz Fellows Program offers an extraordinary, year-long opportunity for forward-thinking, social justice-oriented individuals who are interested in the future of education. Fellows will work in collaboration with each other to support students while building the knowledge and skills to work in urban schools.
More information:


 Community Events    (Back to top)



NAFTA & Mexico-Pittsburgh Partnership Building and New Business Opportunities


Keynote Speaker:

Francisco Sandoval Saqui, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Economy - Trade and NAFTA Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.

Confirmed Speakers & Panelists:

Joseph Burke, Deputy Secretary for International Business Development, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County

Alicia Kerber, Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia
Ivan Martinez, Director, Mexico Tourism Board
Scott Morgenstern, PhD, Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Alejandro Ramos, Executive Director, United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce Northeast Chapter
Brent G. Rondon, Small Business Development Center, Duquense University

Abbie Rosario, Chair of Hispanic Attorneys Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association
Mildred Ruiz, Trade & Investment Director, ProMexico

Mark V. Santo, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and the great Roberto Clemente with Southwest Pennsylvania organized labor. Enjoy deliciously authentic Latin American cuisine, craft beer, homemade sangria, and live music and dance from Alba Flamenca. Net proceeds go to support the work of Casa San José, a community resource center providing vital services to Latino families in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 7 at 7 PM - 10 PM
  City of Asylum Alphabet City Tent
318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Ticket information :
Organized by Casa San Jose and LCLAA Pittsburgh


 Call for Papers    (Back to top)

Dateline to submit proposals: August 15, 2017


MAY 23 – 26, 2018
Call for Papers
Deadline for papers: September 7, 2017


Asociacion Latinoamericana de Sociologia Rural -ALASRU
Ruralidades en America Latina: Convergencias, disputas y alternativas en el siglo XXI

25-30 de Noviembre 2018
Montevideo Uruguay

 Job Opportunities    (Back to top)

Colegio de Mexico
CES- Centro de Estuidos Sociologicos

For open positions:

  • Profesor Sociologia de la Cultura
  • Sociologia de Violencia y Resistencia Social en Teriitorios Locales-regionales
  • Sociologia de la gestion publica del conflicto social
  • Genero

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Academy Scholars Program, 2018-2019

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions.
 Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Scholars applying by the October 1, 2017 deadline for the August 2018 postdoctoral fellowships must have completed the PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2014.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until they are awarded the PhD or equivalent degree.
The online application for the postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2018 is due by October 1, 2017. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 6, 2017. Notification of Scholarships will be made in late December, 2017. For complete information on how to apply and for  access to the online application, please visit:

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Spanish U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture The Amherst College

Department of Spanish invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in Latino/Latina/Latinx literature and culture that will begin in July 2018.
The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Latina/o/x literature and culture, and advanced courses for majors in Spanish and in Latinx and Latin American studies. The successful candidate will have primary teaching and advising responsibilities in the Department of Spanish, and will work closely with faculty and students in the newly created Latinx and Latin American Studies Program. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Spanish, English, comparative literature, Latino/a/x studies, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda in U.S. Latino/a/x literature and culture; near-native or native proficiency in Spanish and English; and a record of teaching excellence.  To apply, candidates should submit electronically to the following: a cover letter addressed to Professor Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their writing, a sample syllabus focused on U.S. Latino/a/x literature/culture, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or via Skype in early November.

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2018-2021

Application deadline: September 15, 2017 Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2018- 2021 for recent PhDs (from Jan.1, 2016) in humanities and affiliated social sciences. FOUR appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline (three fellowships); Humanistic Studies (one fellowship). Annual salary: approx. $86,600. For eligibility, fellowship details and online application. see

Tenured Professor of Latin American Studies -MIT
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Studies and Languages (GSL) section invites applications for a position in contemporary Latin American Cultural Anthropology at the tenured professor level, to start in Fall 2018 (employment begins July 1, 2018). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have five-years’ minimum of academic teaching experience at the college or university level. Preference given to candidates with greater teaching experience and clear evidence of publication and scholarly development.
The teaching load is three courses per year, specifically, mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses in GSL (generally, two subjects per year conducted in Spanish, one in English). Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Portuguese also desirable.
Applicants should be trained in cultural anthropology with a specialization in contemporary Latin American Studies, and prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is already published. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.
Please submit letter of application, CV, two writing samples of peer-reviewed scholarship, preferably at least one book in English, but no more than two books. Spanish language publications accepted. Please also provide two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in upper-level Spanish, one in English) that you would be interested in teaching, to be received no later than October 16, 2017 to:
If books cannot be submitted electronically, hard copies may be sent to: GSL Search, MIT Global Studies and Languages, Room 14N-305, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Books will be returned after the search.
After the initial review of applications, semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.
Please send questions to
Program Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced

The Latin American Studies Program Coordinator is responsible for providing general administrative support to the Program Director, Associate Director, full-time faculty and professorial lecturers. Responsibilities include organizing department events, and contributing to the planning and execution of international study trips, internal and external communication, and recruiting activities. Additionally, the Program Coordinator monitors and maintains web page content, budgets and monthly expenditures, program files, and office supplies in addition to providing general information to students, visitors, and callers, among others 




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