The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies—in collaboration with the International Institute and the African Studies Center—seeks applicants for an Afro-Brazilian Studies Research and Teaching Fellow. This position is for one year (August 26, 2024 – August 25, 2025) with possibility of renewal pending available funding and job performance.

This 100% effort appointment will feature both instructional and research components.

The selected candidate will have a 33.33% appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow. During this appointment, the selected candidate will advance their research and publication agenda and help build Afro-Brazilian Studies on campus. 

The selected candidate will also hold a 66.67% instructional position as a LEO Lecturer I. The teaching commitment entails leading one advanced Portuguese language course and one introductory Afro-Brazilian Studies course (taught in Portuguese) during both the Fall 2024 and the Winter 2025 terms.

The Afro-Brazilian Studies Research and Teaching Fellow will have access to the university’s extensive resources and is encouraged to actively participate in the intellectual life of the center. The selected candidate is expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and recruit students to study Portuguese.

LACS is a National Resource Center and home to the Brazil Initiative. It awards Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships to students annually. Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the center’s activities, detailed in the 2023-2024 report: LACS Year in Review.

For more details, including job requirements, desired qualifications, and how to apply, visit the U-M Careers postings here and here.