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Columbus State University is seeking a distinguished visiting scholar to fill the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar Chair in Latin American Studies for spring semester 2016.  The scholar must demonstrate expertise in Latin American studies.  Previous Amos Scholars include Heberto Padilla, Paul Little, Guillermo Martinez, Oscar Monteza, Eduardo Gomes, Karen Stothert, Hildegardo Córdova-Aguilar, Max Lifchitz, Roberto Sifuentes, Pepón Osorio, Carlos Perez, Ethan Sharp, Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Oscar Alvarez Gila and Gerald Greenfield.

Applications in all fields of expertise will be carefully considered.  This coming year we are especially interested in candidates from the modern languages, education, business, social sciences and humanities.  The one semester (four-month) appointment will begin January 2016.  The visiting scholar will teach two courses and be involved with outreach activities, typically conducted in the English language.  The endowed chair provides remuneration corresponding to a full professorship, commensurate with experience. Accommodation will be provided.  In addition, shorter appointments of ½ a semester (January-early March or March-early May) will be considered.

To submit a complete application, please send the following items:

  1. Statement of interest
  2. List of proposed teaching courses
  3. Proposed campus or community program(s)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Photocopy of the graduate transcript(s) (or diploma) and
  6. Names and contact information for three references

Please submit the application packet to

Dr. Neal R. McCrillis, Director
Center for International Education
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

The application deadline is extended to 1 September 2015.  Only complete applications will be considered. Nominations are also strongly encouraged.  Columbus State University is an AA/EOE.