University of Chicago — Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latinx Politics

The Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latinx politics. While we are primarily interested in someone who studies Latinx politics within the United States, we welcome applications from scholars who also investigate these issues from an American comparative or transnational perspective that includes a focus on the U.S. This fellowship provides up to two years of funding for junior scholars whose accomplishments make them exceptionally competitive for faculty positions and whose background or membership in historically underrepresented groups would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Fellows will teach one course per year. At the end of the fellowship period and following an academic review, the Fellow may be directly promoted to a tenure-track assistant professorship.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Applicants must apply at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that, among other things, describes the applicant’s prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) two samples of scholarly writing, and 6) three letters of reference.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications.

Consideration of applications will begin on September 16, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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