Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American and Latinx Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022-2023

Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies

University of Pennsylvania


The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies of the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate will be a scholar who focuses on Latin America and/or its diaspora and has completed a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or related fields between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2022. We are particularly interested in scholars working on dispossessions of territories and bodies; Indigenous populations; Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx epistemologies; and socioenvironmental and territorial justice. The successful candidate will possess high-level competence and research capability in Spanish, Portuguese, or an Indigenous language of Latin America and demonstrate exceptional academic promise as a teacher and scholar.  The postdoctoral fellow will split their time among their own research, the collaborative project of an interdisciplinary research cluster, and teaching for the Center. Among other responsibilities, the postdoctoral fellow will teach one undergraduate course in their area of specialization, organize an event related to their research interests, and attend the Center’s research seminars.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to increasing diversity in their fields, as a historically underrepresented person in higher education and/or by pursuing scholarship that contributes to understanding issues of diversity, inclusion, exclusion, or inequity, past or present.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, transcript (indicating completion of PhD after January 1, 2019), statements of research, teaching, and diversity, up to two writing samples, description of one undergraduate course the candidate would be interested in teaching (approx. 300 words), and three letters of recommendation.  If the candidate has not yet defended their dissertation, include a letter from the dissertation supervisor confirming that the PhD will be completed by June 30, 2022.  Consideration of applications will begin on March 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, and to creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty (for more information:  The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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