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Latin Americanist / Caribbeanist Assistant Professor

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) of the New York University, with a vibrant MA programme and links with doctoral programmes, is looking for an outstanding interdisciplinary Latin Americanist / Caribbeanist with expertise in one or a combination of the following subject areas: indigenous literature, expressive culture, intercultural processes, colonial and postcolonial contexts, human rights, memory and heritage, popular movements, neoliberal practices and responses to them, and critical development studies, to fill the position of Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment begins on 1 September 2007, renewable annually for a maximum of three years.

Disciplinary background is open. Regional specialization includes, but is not limited to, Brazil, the Andes, and Mesoamerica. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year in the CLACS MA programme (including at least one course in the 1st year core), mentoring students, directing MA projects, participating in faculty colloquia and making admissions decisions. Candidates must be committed to interdisciplinary scholarship and excellence in teaching. Ph.D. must have been completed within five years of application.

Applications are invited by 15 December 2006. Please send curriculum vitae, dissertation précis, letter of application (which should include a description of the three courses you could teach) and three letters of recommendation to:
Thomas Abercrombie, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University, Faculty of Arts and Science, 53 Washington Square South, room 410W, New York, NY 10012-1098, USA.