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10447-MX

U.S. Studies Chair

Mexico
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The Fulbright U.S. Studies Chair will teach up to three undergraduate and/or graduate courses in English in order to generate new knowledge about U.S. history, politics and other topics as well as build binational collaborations between U.S. and Mexican scholars and mentor Mexican students. One course may be substituted for graduate student advising.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Five months (one academic semester).
Grant Dates

This is a one semester grant, taking place August 2020 through December 2020, or January 2021 through June 2021, as determined by the university and selected candidate.  For the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), placement is only available for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Locations

This is a placed program. The candidate should not seek a letter of affiliation.  COMEXUS will work with selected candidates and partnering Mexican universities to place grantees at the institution which is the best fit. The following universities are requesting a U.S. Studies Chair for the 2020-2021 academic cycle:

U.S. Studies Chair at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) Mexico City, Mexico
The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) is a private university committed to academic excellence to promote the integral development of its members and contribute to a fairer, free and more prosperous society. The Department of International Studies—which includes the Asia-Pacific Studies Program (PEAP), the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs (CEPI) and the Institute for European Integration Studies (IEIE)—aims to be at the heart of a continuing dialogue on relevant domestic and international topics to foster a better understanding of global dynamics. Placement at ITAM for the U.S. Studies Chair is only available for the Fall 2020 semester.

U.S. Studies Chair at the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
The Universidad Veracruzana currently has 27 Higher Education Units that encompasses 74 faculties, 57 libraries, 24 research institutes, a museum, a language centre, a free art schools and music institute distributed throughout five regions. The North American Studies Program is a multidisciplinary program aimed at both university students and the general public interested in knowing all about United States of America, Mexico and Canada. The program is divided into five general study areas: political science, language and literature, history and geography, cultural studies and health sciences.

U.S. Studies Chair at the Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG) Guadalajara, Jalisco
UDG is a renowned higher education institution that currently has 15 campuses, one virtual university and 60 high schools. UDG is notable for being one of the most important and active Mexican Universities, with over 700 distinguished researchers in all areas of knowledge. Additionally, the university has a solid understanding of the legislation, norms and procedures to create, adapt and follow, in order to have simultaneous international programs running of almost any kind, especially graduate’s student mobility, academic mobility, staff mobility, research programs, internationalization at home or the internationalization of the curricula. Course to be taught in English.

U.S. Studies Chair at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), at Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. The UDLAP is a private and non-profit organization, nationally and internationally acknowledged not only for its academic quality and prestige but also for its unique campus and its modern facilities. UDLAP offers a wide variety of academic programs at undergraduate and graduate level through five academic units called Schools (Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Business and Economics) where the participants of the US. Studies Chair can easily find a field of knowledge compatible to their research. UDLAP highly values the participation of visiting faculty in research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses, where different points of view, culture and background are shared towards a global understanding.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Disciplines
American History
American Studies
Economics
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Law
Political Science
Public Administration
Specializations

U.S. Studies Chair in Government, Politics and Foreign Policy at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM): Subjects of particular interest for teaching at ITAM include U.S. foreign policy, U.S. government and politics, U.S. electoral process, U.S. national security policy, political science or U.S. natural resource management, policy and law.

U.S. Studies Chair in Politics, Economy and History at the Universidad Veracruzana: Subjects of particular interest for teaching at the Universidad Veracruzana include U.S. government and politics, U.S. electoral process, political science, U.S. economy, U.S. history and U.S. geography

U.S. Studies Chair at Universidad de Guadalajara: The Fulbright-García Robles U.S. Studies Chair grantee will be hosted by the Center of North American Studies to teach a graduate course in order to generate new knowledge about U.S. history, politics and other topics as well as build bi-national collaborations between U.S. and Mexican scholars, and mentor Mexican students. UDG is interested in any topic related to the United States and/or its relationship with Mexico.

U.S. Studies Chair at Universidad de las Américas Puebla: The Fulbright-García Robles U.S. Studies Chair grantee will teach at least one graduate course in order to generate new knowledge about U.S. history, politics and other topics as well as build bi-national collaborations between U.S. and Mexican scholars, and be asked to mentor Mexican students. UDLAP is interested in any topic related to the United States and/or its relationship with Mexico.

Number of Grants
Up to four
Activity
Teaching
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
212-205-6467
Email: 

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