Post-doctoral Fellowship in Latino/a Studies
Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies , Smith College (Smith College )
March 30, 2020
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2020
Post date: March 2, 2020

The Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College invites applications for a two-year, benefits eligible post-doctoral fellowship, to begin July 1, 2020.  We welcome applications from any field, but are particularly interested in scholars working on questions of cultural citizenship, labor and land rights, and/or technologies of representation. We especially encourage applicants whose work and teaching emphasizes intersectional perspectives and innovative methods, and have experience working beyond conventional modes of knowledge production.

Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester (two-courses/year), program and community building, working both formally and informally with undergraduate students from mentoring to advising on research projects and creating and convening conversations on issues related to the successful candidate’s research.  

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here:  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Latin American & Latino/a Studiesmay be found at .


Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions 

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus (for a course you would like to teach at Smith), an article-length writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on  March 30, 2020. 

Review Begins: 
March 30, 2020

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