Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Call for Applicants: Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) of the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce theCarlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies supported by the Office of the President.  This postdoctoral fellowship is in memory of Professor Carlos E. Castañeda (1896-1958), one of the first scholars and activists in Mexican American Studies, a UT Austin alumnus and faculty member, and a native of south Texas.
CMAS is accepting applications for this nine-month postdoctoral fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year, effective September 1, 2012.  The Castañeda Fellow is obligated to be in residence in Austin, Texas during the entire 2012-2013 fellowship year and to make a contribution to the Center's research program in the form of a major research or writing project.  Use of the Mexican-American archival materials at the Benson Latin American Collection is encouraged.  In addition the Castañeda Fellow is asked to teach one undergraduate course during her/his residency and to deliver a public lecture in the spring semester 2013. The fellow will receive an academic year stipend of $46,000, health insurance benefits, a moving allowance, office space, and logistical office support.
Applicants must have completed the doctoral degree (Ph.D./Ed.D.) within the past five years before the beginning of the fellowship year. The doctoral degree must be awarded by August 1, 2012 for consideration. Current UT Austin faculty members and doctoral candidates are not eligible. 
The application deadline is 5:00 pm CST on Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Visit the following web page for more information for the Carlos E. Castañeda Posdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies.