Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies


Location: Austin, TX
Appointment: September 1, 2019—August 31, 2020
Application: https://apply.interfolio.com/56421
Closes: 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2018

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies. Supported by the Office of the President, this postdoctoral fellowship was established in memory of Professor Carlos Eduardo Castañeda (1896–1958), a UT Austin alumnus, librarian, and faculty member who was instrumental in the creation of the renown LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection.

Eligibility

We welcome applications from those in the early stages of their academic career. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the three years prior to the beginning of the fellowship year (Conferral January 2016 – December 2018). Current UT Austin faculty members and recent UT Austin doctoral recipients are not eligible. 

Expectations

  • Reside in Austin area during academic year of appointment.
  • Deliver a public lecture on campus and actively participate in the intellectual life of Latino Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Engage with and/or make use of the archival materials at the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection.
  • Acknowledge the support of CMAS and other University resources in any projects or publications that emerge from your time at The University of Texas at Austin.

Stipend and Benefits

Each fellowship will provide a stipend of $48,000, shared office space, a moving allowance, research and travel funds, and health insurance. The University of Texas at Austin is unable to pay Fellow' salaries through their home institutions. We are required by university policy to pay Fellows directly.

Application

A complete application will consist of the following materials:

  • Cover Letter—Please address your cover letter to Dr. John Morán González.
  • Research Proposal (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Writing Sample (not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages)
  • Academic Transcript (from the doctoral-granting institution with proof of degree conferral)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae

All application materials must be submitted electronically as separate PDF documents, except for Letters of Recommendation, which are solicited via the application system once you enter recommender emails.

The application deadline is 11:59pm EST on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Apply here.

Questions regarding the Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship may be directed to Dr. John Morán González, Director of CMAS, at 512-471-5351 or jmgonzal@utexas.edu.


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