JANUARY 10TH, 2015

Call For Nominations: 2015 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

2015 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its third annual “CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty.” The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. Faculty eligible for nomination must be currently in a tenure-track position or must have completed their PhD within the last four years, and he or she must be currently teaching at a CLASP member institution. Nominations should come from senior faculty or administrators. The nominator should provide clear and convincing evidence of the following in a letter of no more than 600 words:

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.

The nominees will be asked to provide a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a current CV. The CLASP Teaching Committee will evaluate the nominations and will recommend three finalists to the CLASP Executive Committee. The finalists will then be asked to provide the names and contact information of two current or former students, and these students will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in a recommendation letter. Nominations will be accepted through April 1st, 2015.

Simply email the nomination letter to: vgawrons@bsc.edu

The winner will be announced at the CLASP Business Meeting at the Latin American Studies Association 2015 International Congress.