The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its seventh annual “CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty.” The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. Tenured faculty members are not eligible. Nominees in a tenure-track position are preferred, but visiting or adjunct professors and instructors are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible. Nominees must have the Ph.D., and they must be currently teaching at a CLASP member institution. Nominations should come from senior or supervising faculty or administrators. However, self-nominations are also accepted, but at least three professional references must be included in the self-nomination letter. The nominator (or self-nominator) should briefly provide clear and convincing evidence of the following:
1. Outstanding teaching effectiveness, including pedagogical style and student successes stories.
2. Contributions to the Latin American Studies program and/or the Department.
3. Involvement in the larger community, including professional associations and participation in service activities.
4. Incorporation of own academic research and field experiences into the classroom.
Nominees must also provide a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a current CV. The CLASP Teaching Committee and former winners will evaluate the nominations and will recommend three finalists to the CLASP Executive Committee. The finalists will then be asked to provide the contact information of two current or former students, and these students may be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in a recommendation letter. Nominations will be accepted through February, 15th, 2019.
Simply email the nomination letter to Vincent T. Gawronski, Chair of the Teaching Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy and a check for $500 at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress (May 24-27, 2019) in Boston, MA.