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Two AY 2017-2018 Teaching Assistantships for Doctoral Students working on Latin America

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLAS) is seeking 2 teaching assistants for LAST 170 (Introduction to Latin American Studies) for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Appointments will at the 50% level and successful applicants will be responsible for three discussion sections. The appointment includes a tuition and fee waiver, and a salary that meets or exceeds the university guidelines. Applicants’ responsibilities include: attend two weekly Faculty-led lectures, prepare for and teach three discussion sections (under guidance of Faculty in charge of course), 2 hours of weekly office hours, collaborate in the preparation of quizzes and exams, and grading.

Applicants must be UIUC graduate students in good standing who will be registered during the semesters they will be teaching. They must have previous teaching experience and a strong academic background in Latin America and the Caribbean. Priority will be given to applications who have enrolled in the Latin American Studies Graduate Minor. 

Electronic submissions sent to ribble@illinois.edu. All documents (except reference letter which should be sent under a separate cover) must be included as a single PDF file.
•       Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications, and contact information
•       Current CV
•       Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
•       One letter of academic advisor (sent by recommender directly to ribble@illinois.edu)

DEADLINE: Open until filled.
For any other questions please contact to Kasia Szremski, CLACS Associate Director (szremski@illinois.edu)

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Welcome to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies!

Bienvenido / Boas-vindas / Pasaykamuy / Walik Purinipxtaxa


Latin America has been the focus of research at the University of Illinois since as early as 1904, with a Latin American Studies major being established in 1949, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) being created in 1963. In a consortium with the University of Chicago, CLACS is a Title VI National Resource Center, receiving continuous funding since 1976 from the U.S. Department of Education. Since 2009, CLACS houses the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, one of only three in the country. With additional financial support from the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (also from the Department of Education), the College of LAS, as well as private institutional (Tinker, uninterrupted since 1980) and individual funds (Kilby Fellowship, Love Fellowship, Whitten Fund), CLACS promotes research and teaching on Latin America, as well as sponsors conferences, symposia, colloquia, the Latin American Film Festival, and outreach programs.     

By supporting and promoting the missions of the university for innovation in research, teaching, and global engagement, CLACS fosters spaces of academic and cultural exchange between scholars, students, and regional K-14 instructors, with communities of the Americas. At UIUC, more than 1000 students take yearly courses on Latin America, Portuguese and Quechua courses. Supported by the Title VI grant, CLACS is one of a handful of universities in the world that offers all levels of Quechua instruction, in class and online, with materials used widely across the globe and created by our Quechua instructor, Clodoaldo Soto. In close collaboration with our highly-ranked Latin American and Caribbean Studies Library, and engaging over 120 faculty CLACS-affiliates from across campus, CLACS additionally promotes focused and interdisciplinary research by hosting speakers and visiting scholars, and by supporting faculty with grants to develop curricula, and faculty and students to do fieldwork and research in situ, enhancing in this way their academic and transcultural experiences. Through its activities and academic programs, CLACS engages in promoting transcultural and global competence, alongside social responsibility.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

201 International Studies Building, MC-481
910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: (217) 333-3182, Fax: (217) 244-7333

E-mail: clacs@illinois.edu; Facebook: @CLACSatUIUC; Twitter: @CLACS_at_UIUC