Portuguese American Journal

Job Opportunity: Visiting Professor of Portuguese Studies – UMass Lowell, MA

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies in the University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences announce the FLAD/Saab Visiting Professorship in Portuguese Studies for Spring Semester 2024. This program is a three-year collaboration that sponsors a one-semester a year, open-rank, Visiting Professor of Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell. The program is open to Portuguese Academics presently teaching at a university in Portugal or abroad. 

The program contributes a Portuguese academic perspective to the curriculum of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and, more specifically, supports the Portuguese Studies Program at UMass Lowell and the mission of the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies. The program further enhances the University’s relationship with the regional Portuguese American community.

For the second year of the program (Spring Semester 2024), the position is open for a professor in the academic areas of History, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology or Economics. The Visiting Professor will teach up to two courses in English and deliver one or more public lectures in their area of expertise. The program provides for a competitive one-semester salary stipend.

Minimum Qualifications (Required): Ph.D. in hand in History, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology or Economics The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2023. The university will announce a final decision on the selected scholar by Friday, April 28, 2023.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately; This is a temporary, non-benefited, non-unit position; Please include a curriculum vitae, cover letter of interest and two potential course topics.  

Names and contact information of three references will be requested at the time of application.  Three letters of reference will be requested at a later date of the finalists for the position.  

To apply for the position, follow the link: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/822/lowell/en-us/job/518009/fladsaab-visiting-professorship-in-portuguese-studies-temporary

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is grateful to the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) and Elisia and Mark Saab and family for co-sponsoring the FLAD/Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies Program.

Source: Press Release @ Saab Center for Portuguese Studies UMass Lowell

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