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November 24 - 30, 1997
An undergraduate/graduate language study opportunity focusing on spoken Quechua and oral traditions in the Andes. For info., call 471-5551Announcement
Mexican Center Working Group on "Decentralization and Public Policy: Transborder Regional Developments U.S./Mexico." This working group is planning research projects that will culminate in a conference and a publication during 1998. The projects include examining the impacts of national development, NAFTA, and globalization on regions and industries in Mexico and the U.S. Related curriculum offerings will include an Economics/LAS seminar offered during spring term (ECO/LAS 391K) under the direction of Prof. William Glade and a policy research project next year in the LBJ School to be directed by Prof.Victoria Rodriguez. It is expected that some of the students in each will have an opportunity for field research in Mexico. ILAS students interested in the general project should give their names and addresses to the Mexican Center, 232-2423.Employment Opportunities and Internships
Assistant Professor (tenure track), Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Social sciences position emphasizing the study of Chicano/a-Latino/a populations and issues. Salary: $41,200 to $45,900 (commensurate with qualifications and experience). Minimum qualifications: disciplinary or interdisciplinary social science Ph.D. or equivalent; strongly prefer Ph.D. by June 30, 1998; must be in hand no later than June 30, 1999. Effective: July 1, 1998. Appointment contingent upon final administrative and budgetary approval. Forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, samples of written or other work, course syllabi, and at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Tel. 408/459-4284; Fax: 408/459-3125. In your reply, please refer to Position # 417. Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10, 1997.
Associate Professor (tenured), Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Teach nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American history and direct the UWM Center for Latin America. The appointment is 50% in the Dept. of History and 50% at the Center for Latin America. Specialization within Latin American history is open. Current departmental faculty interests include urbanization, development, and Latin American/U.S. relations. Please send C.V. and three references to Prof. Marc Levine, Search Committee Chair, University of Wisconsin, Dept. of History, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Deadline: Jan. 2, 1998.
Summer Internship Opportunities at the Inter-American
Development Bank. The IDB will hire up to thirty-five graduate students
enrolled in programs in disciplines related to the Bank's activities. The
program provides an opportunity for students to acquire work experience
at the professional level through on-the-job training, before returning
to their studies. See Anne Dibble in SRH 1.301 for application
information or find the same information and the application form on the
Researcher-in-Residence Program, Center for U.S.-Mexican
Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1998-99 Competition. The
Center invites applications for Visiting Research Fellowships and for
non-stipend Guest Scholar affiliations for the 1998-99 academic year.
Resarch Fellows and Guest Scholars at both the predoctoral and
postdoctoral levels will be selected. Researchers of any nationality are
eligible. Awards support the write-up stage of research on any aspect of
contemporary Mexico (except literature and the arts), Mexican history,
and U.S.-Mexican relations. Comparative studies with a substantial Mexico
component will also be considered. Special emphasis will be given to
research examining the political transition in Mexico; the political and
social consequences of economic restructuring in Mexico; Mexican
environmental policy and sustainable development in the border region;
the economic and political consequences of North American integration;
and Mexican labor migration to the United States. Graduate students must
have completed general qualifying exams at their home institution and all
data collection for the dissertation before the fellowship begins. For
further information and application materials, please contact: Graciela
Platero, Fellowship Coordinator, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies,
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0510, La
Jolla, CA 92093-0510. Tel: 619/534-4503; Fax: 619/534-6447; :
Cultural Policies in Regional Integration: A Symposium, UT-Austin, Feb. 2, 1998. This one-day symposium will feature the following papers: Developments and Issues in Cross-Border Cultural Relations in NAFTA; Developments and Issues in Cross-Border Cultural Relations in MERCOSUR; Public Support for the Arts in Western Europe and North America: Governments, Policies, Politics; The Politics of Cultural Trade Disputes: A Canadian Perspective; The Television Industry in NAFTA; The Policy Process in Cultural Production and Exchange: National and International Considerations; and a concluding roundtable on research issues. Details on meeting time and place and names of presenters are available from Meg Tynan, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, next to Mexican Center offices in ILAS. For more info., call 232-2411.