Junior Faculty Teaching Award

2023 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its eleventh 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 tenure-track positions and visiting or adjunct professors and instructors are eligible. Nominees must be currently teaching at a CLASP member institution. Nominations should come from senior or supervising faculty or administrators. However, self-nominations will be accepted with the contact information of three references. The nominator should provide clear and convincing evidence of the following in a letter of no more than 700 words:

1. Outstanding teaching effectiveness, including pedagogical style and student success 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 recommend three finalists to the CLASP Executive Committee. The finalists may then be asked to provide the contact information of two current or former students.

Nominations will be accepted through March 3, 2023.

Email nomination letters to: vgawrons@bsc.edu

The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy and a monetary award of $500 at the 2023 Latin American Studies Association International Congress (May 24-27).