Latin American Perspectives Lecturer

Call for Nominations

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from donors of the Latin American Perspectives Journal, Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies invites both junior and senior Latin Americanist scholars to campus for short terms to lecture, teach, and do research at Stanford. Latin American Perspectives Lecturers are selected through a competitive process on the basis of academic qualifications, the quality of research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center's mission and objectives. 

Preference is given to scholars who have recently published in the Latin American Perspectives Journal ( Members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Latin American Perspectives Lecturer applicants may propose to lecture, teach a one-unit course or co-teach a course with a Stanford faculty, and engage in research at Stanford University for up to one month, enriching the school´s teaching and research on Latin America, while benefiting from collaborative opportunities and resources at Stanford University. Appointees receive a round trip economy class airfare, housing subsidy, and a modest stipend.

Office facilities at CLAS are only available as space allows.

Academic Year 2019-20

Complete Nomination Due: July 15, 2019


  • Applicants for the Latin American Perspectives Lecturership must hold a doctorate AND a current academic appointment at a university or research institution.
  • Academic Program: A brief proposal (one to two pages) explaining in detail the reason of interest in becoming a Latin American Perspectives Lecturer at CLAS, a proposed public lecture or one-unit course, and the line of research to follow while associated with the University. Proposals should state how the proposed research benefits from Stanford's unique resources such as libraries, faculty, and academic programs AND the time period (dates) available for this lecturership.
  • Letter of Sponsoring Faculty: Letter from a Stanford University faculty member endorsing the application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of English proficiency may be required (see attachment below) - This requirement is satisfied by 1) a recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS); 2) a signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency; 3) a documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, by videoconferencing or by telephone; 4) Graduate studies in English speaking universities.

All materials should be submitted in English. Complete applications must be sent electronically to latinamerica@stanford.eduOnline application forms will be made available in August 2020 (add to website)

For further information please contact CLAS Associate Director, Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann.