PLAS Fellowship

The study of Latin America and the Caribbean at Princeton is as compelling as the scholars who are at its leading edge. As one of the nation’s most well-endowed and well-respected programs, PLAS welcomes highly qualified individuals to join us each year. Working alongside the University’s globally recognized scholars, visiting fellows bring new topics and perspectives to the classroom, while enjoying a dedicated opportunity to advance their own research.

A Range of Benefits

  • Active collaboration with top faculty in the field of Latin American studies
  • Dedicated time during which to pursue independent research
  • The opportunity to design and teach courses not otherwise offered at the University
  • High-profile events and programming that connects your work with a broader audience
  • Direct access to Princeton’s extensive resources and Latin American collections, including the PLAS “Ephemera Collection”—a vast repository of primary materials related to political, social, and economic upheaval from 1968 forward

2018-2019 Fellowship Positions*

*The application period for the 2018-19 academic year is now closed.  Check back in September for the 2019-20 postings.


Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is seeking candidates from a mix of disciplines who are engaged in scholarly or creative work on topics related to Latin American Studies to fill one to two Postdoctoral or more senior Research Associate positions. Candidates will be expected to devote themselves to research and writing, and may teach not more than 1 course per semester. They also will be invited to participate regularly in the scholarly activities of the PLAS intellectual community. 

Appointments are for a 12-month term, starting September 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding.

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits will be offered.   

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

How to Apply:
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by  January 5, 2018.
All candidates must apply online and submit the below materials at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1902

1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Statement of research interests (one-two pages)
4) A representative sample of recent work (under 30 written pages or equivalent in the candidate's professional medium; for artistic work, links within a PDF preferred).
5) Names and contact information for three  references (the Program will contact them, if needed, at a later date)

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree. Academic excellence, potential to bring new ideas and approaches to Princeton University and to interact successfully with a broad range of faculty and students.


Application for Visiting Associate Research Scholar

The Program in Latin American Studies is launching an open call for applications for next year's visiting short-term fellowships. We are looking for top scholars in their field. Applications will be accepted from outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as from established writers, artists, filmmakers, or architects working on projects relating to Latin America who are stellar teachers. 

Appointments are for either one or two months during the 2018-2019 academic year (September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). The Office of the Dean of the Faculty determines salary on the basis of current academic rank and award duration; appointment rank at Princeton is determined on the basis of seniority and current institutional affiliation.  

Visiting Associate Research Scholars will be expected to devote themselves to research and to participate regularly in the scholarly activities of the PLAS intellectual community. 

How to Apply:
For full consideration, all the materials listed below must be received by October 20, 2017. All candidates must apply online to submit materials at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1901.

1) Cover letter indicating the applicant's proposed length of stay, one to two months during the academic year (September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019), and title of the proposed research project;
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) A four-five page statement describing the research project and its scholarly contribution;
4) Names and contact information of three referees (the Program will contact them, if needed, at a later date).


Application for Visiting Research Scholar

The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is seeking top scholars in their fields who have teaching experience and will provide Princeton students with a unique opportunity to study topics that are not regularly offered at the University. Applications will be accepted from outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as from established writers, artists, filmmakers, or architects working on projects relating to Latin America who are stellar teachers. 

Visiting Research Scholars will be expected to teach one undergraduate course per semester, conditional upon sufficient enrollments and approval of a Princeton department and the Dean of the Faculty, and to participate in PLAS-related events on campus.

Appointments are for one or two semesters, during the 2018-2019 academic year (fall semester: September 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019; spring semester: February 1 - June 30, 2019). A competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits will be offered. The Office of the Dean of the Faculty determines salary on the basis of current academic rank and award duration; appointment rank at Princeton is determined on the basis of experience and current institutional affiliation.  

How to Apply:
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017. All candidates must submit materials and apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1882.
1) Cover letter indicating the applicant's proposed length of stay (1-2 semesters), title of the proposed research project, and teaching interests;
2) Curriculum vitae (in English);
3) One undergraduate seminar proposal (or syllabus) for each proposed semester of the fellowship, including a statement of how this course(s) would enhance undergraduate education at Princeton;
4) A four-five page statement describing the research project and its scholarly contribution;
5) The names and contact information of three (3) referees (the Program will contact them, if needed, at a later date).

Required Qualifications:  Advanced degree preferred.

Visiting Fellows

Eduardo Moncada

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  • Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies; American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellow

Leonardo Cardoso

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  • Visiting Associate Research Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor Program in Latin American Studies (Spring 2019)

Ryan Edwards

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  • Visiting Associate Research Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor Program in Latin American Studies

Cristina Freire

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  • Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor Program in Latin American Studies (Spring 2019)

Ben Gerlofs

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  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Program in Latin American Studies

Ana María Ibáñez

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  • Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2018)

Rafael Sánchez

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  • Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2018)