Postdoctoral Associate in Latin American Studies, 2021-2022

April 23, 2021

The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2021-2022. The 2021- 2022 Fellowship application process will begin in April 2021. Review will begin on May 20, 2021 until the position is filled.

The post-doctoral associate will teach one course in each of two terms: the first term will be an introductory course to Latin American studies and, for the second term, a course based on their interests. The post-doctoral associate will help to organize the CLAIS colloquia series and assist the chair of the council with some programming related to the council’s focus on Deconstructing Gender in Latin America. The associate will be expected to be in residence from August 2021 to May 2022 and take an active role in all activities of the council, including its undergraduate and graduate student networks and its institutional partnerships. 

Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 and health insurance, and other benefits afforded to post-doctoral associates at Yale:   


All applicants should be fluent in English and have in-depth knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese or any Latin American indigenous language; and must have completed a doctoral degree by the time of appointment.

Graduate students who are working on their doctoral degree may apply, but fellowship recipients must have completed their Ph.D. dissertations and should present proof of having finally filed their dissertations, even if awaiting formal conferral of the PhD degree. Fellows are expected to be in residence in New Haven to take an active part in the intellectual exchange with other members of the program and council.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; two letters of reference.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on May 20, 2021 and continuing until the selections are final.

For questions, please contact Asia Neupane, Program Director, Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies. The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA. Email:

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