Call for Nominations for the 2017 CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award for Professors

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its fifth 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. 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. 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 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 will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in a recommendation letter. Nominations will be accepted through January 20th 2017.

Simply email the nomination letter to:

The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy and a check for $500 at either the 2017 Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Conference (March 23-26) or the Latin American Studies Association International Congress (April 29-May 1).