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 2024 (January to May). The deadline for the applications is 28 August 2023.
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 20th Century Portuguese History during the Spring semester (January through May 2024). The Endowed Chair will also assist in the final preparations for and successful completion of a 3-day international conference in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution that will be open to the campus body and members of the community. The Endowed Chair will be available to contribute to the publication agenda of the CPSC/TP. If applicable, please provide a summary of potential collaborations on publications and/or suggestions for the organization of panels for the conference with the application.
The minimum required qualifications are a PhD in hand, a distinguished record of publications; and a demonstrated ability to teach a graduate-level course in the field of Portuguese history. Preferred qualifications include evidence of past coordination of event organization and/or editorial activity in the candidate’s field.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, a conference panel proposal, and activities for the semester (including a tentative course syllabus) through the UMass Dartmouth Human Resources portal. All materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Committee, Director Paula C. G. Noversa.
The candidate selected for the Spring 2024 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 the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) for their support of this program.
Source: Center for Portuguese Studies (Press Release)