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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Latin American Studies. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Latin American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral position. The appointment will begin in the fall semester, and the fellow will be required to teach two courses per semester. We seek candidates qualified to teach courses with a focus on Brazilian cultures, or with Brazil playing a significant role, from the perspective of cultural anthropology, cultural studies, and related disciplines. Candidates should be able to teach in the field of popular culture studies, engaging issues of ethnicity, race, nationhood, and/or gender. The position has the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding.
The successful candidate is expected to have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. (S)he will be expected to participate fully in the intellectual and social life of the School, contribute to our lecture programs and colloquia, and develop and pursue a research agenda with mentoring from the faculty.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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