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Position Announcement, University of New Orleans

Doris Zemurray Stone Chair in Latin American Studies The University of New Orleans invites applications and nominations for the endowed Doris Zemurray Stone Chair in Latin American Studies. The University of New Orleans has expanded its work in Latin America to include faculty research in Latin America and a Latin American student outreach program. The endowment includes support for the Chair, for an annual conference, for a Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and for the expansion of summer and other programs in Latin America.

Responsibilities of the chair-holder include: (1) pursuit of chair-holder’s research interests; (2) teaching in the chair-holder’s areas of expertise; (3) development and oversight of a center for Latin American studies; (4) curriculum development and coordination of existing course offerings in the study of Latin America, broadly defined; (5) participation in the existing Latin American Outreach Program, which includes recruitment of students in Latin America; (6) service as a University liaison to the local Latin American community; (7) organizing an annual academic conference, and (8) involvement in fundraising, including student scholarship support.

The successful applicant will: (1) hold a PhD in a social science or humanities academic discipline; (2) have teaching, research, and administrative experience in Latin American and Caribbean studies sufficient to meet the expectations for an endowed chair-holder; (3) be prepared to engage in significant administrative and fund-raising activities towards
program development and the growth of a center for Latin American and Caribbean studies; and (4) have a record of teaching and research consistent with broadly conceived sympathies to interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative approaches to Latin American, Caribbean, and Circum-Caribbean studies, as well as broadly defined research, teaching and regional geographic interests.

Application materials, including a letter of interest, a cv, a sample of published writing, and the names and contact information of three professional references, should be sent to Dr. Jeffrey David Ehrenreich, Zemurray Stone Chair Selection Committee, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (jehrenre@uno.edu).

Position will remain opened until filled, but the review process will begin on December 10, 2018. The University of New Orleans is Louisiana’s major urban university and is affiliated with the State of Louisiana University

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