FLAD/Saab Visiting Professor (Open Rank) - Portuguese Studies

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FLAD/Saab Visiting Professor (Open Rank) - Portuguese Studies
University of Massachusetts Lowell


Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Department: World Languages and Cultures
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Mar 06 2024
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies in the University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences announce the FLAD/Saab Visiting Professorship in Portuguese Studies for Spring Semester 2025. This program is a three-year collaboration that sponsors a one-semester a year, open-rank, Visiting Professor of Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell. The program is open to Portuguese Academics presently teaching at a university in Portugal or abroad.

The program contributes a Portuguese academic perspective to the curriculum of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and, more specifically, supports the Portuguese Studies Program at UMass Lowell and the mission of the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies. The program further enhances the University's relationship with the regional Portuguese-American community.

For the third year of the program (Spring Semester 2025), we seek a Visiting professor in the academic areas of History, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology or Economics. The Visiting Professor will teach up to two courses in English and deliver one or more public lectures in their area of expertise. The program provides for a competitive one-semester salary stipend.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is grateful to the Luso-American Development Foundation and Elisia and Mark Saab and family for co-sponsoring the FLAD/Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies Program.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in hand in History, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology or Economics

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by April 15, 2024 will be considered in the first review of candidates, but the position will remain open until filled.

Please submit the following required documents with your application to be considered: 

  • Cover Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Sample Course Syllabi: Include two potential course topics.   
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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