Tinker Visiting Professorship
Under the auspices of a generous endowment from the Edward Laroque Tinker Foundation that was awarded to Stanford and four other universities in 1978, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has hosted an impressive roster of prominent scholars from Latin America, Iberia, and Canada as Tinker Visiting Professors in Latin American Studies. Each year, these scholars are selected from candidates nominated by faculty in any department or professional school at Stanford. While at CLAS, Tinker Visiting Professors teach classes in their areas of expertise, give lectures to Stanford audiences, and share their knowledge and research on a wide range of topics that are of concern to Latin Americans.
Tinker Visiting Professors receive a competitive salary, housing allowance, economy class round-trip airfare, and an assigned course assistant. Additionally, Tinker Visiting Professors may request funding to attend a conference in the US and/or to organize a symposium or conference at Stanford. For more information, please contact CLAS.
Eligibility: Open to leading scholars or experts in any academic field. Nominees must be from a Latin American or an Iberian country (Spain or Portugal), or Canada. Canadian nominations are limited to experts on Latin American themes. Former Stanford Tinker Visiting Professors are eligible again after ten years from their previous Tinker professorship appointment at Stanford University.
Nominations of female scholars highly encouraged.
Complete nominations must be submitted by Stanford faculty. CLAS does not accept documents or nominations from nominees.
Stanford faculty are invited to nominate their peers from Latin America or Iberia to come to Stanford to teach, research, and advise in their areas of expertise. Nomination applications should include:
- Tinker Nomination Form
Strongly recommended to be submitted by January 15, 2020 via email to Perla Miranda, Academic and Student Services Administrator. Otherwise, it must be submitted as part of the complete nomination packet.
2020-2021 TInker Nomination Form (PDF)
2020-2021 TInker Nomination Form
- Evidence of English proficiency
This requirement is satisfied by one of the following
a) A recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS);
b) A signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency
c) A documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, either in person, by videoconferencing or telephone. English Proficienciy Form for J Scholars
- Candidate's CV
The CV should include the following information: educational degrees, current position title and employer, mailing address, and email address
- Proposed Course
The proposed title and description of the course the candidate would teach
A letter from the Stanford faculty (nominator) sponsoring the candidate
A supporting letter from the chair of the department or center nominating the candidate
Please submit a complete Tinker Nomination Form and materials mentioned above via the online form available here.
2020-2021 Academic Year Due Dates:
Early Submission of Nomination Form: Strongly recommended to be submitted by January 15, 2020 via email to Perla Miranda, Academic and Student Services Administrator.
Complete Nomination: January 31, 2020
Notifications: On or before April, 30, 2020
Selection Criteria: Professorships are granted to candidates who are distinguished in their fields and have the potential to contribute positively to the Stanford academic community.
Duration: Varies. Typically, an appointment lasts one quarter (autumn, winter, or spring) teaching a 4 to 5-unit course. The selection committee may consider longer appointments with additional responsibilities (i.e. teach a second 1 to 2-unit course, offer a student-focused workshop, organize a conference or symposium). Please consult with Associate Director for further information.
Responsibilities of the Nominating Department or Center
Schedule course(s), including cross-listing, if applicable
Publicize and promote course(s)
Provide assistance in ordering the required course books at the Stanford Bookstore
Include and engage visiting professor in the academic life of the department or center
Responsibilities of CLAS
Provide visa, travel, and lodging assistance
Appoint and hire visiting professor - including processing a Non-Employee Affiliate number 30 days before visiting professor's arrival
Provide office space
Publicize and promote course(s)
Include and engage visiting professor in the academic life of the center
Appoint and hire visiting professor's course assistant.
Course assistant's responsibilities include : 1) provide Canvas and Axess assistance and 2) work with the Green Library curator to put books on reserve