Associate Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Associate Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Ctr-Latin American & Caribbean
Position Summary

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington seeks to fill a full-time associate director position to begin as soon as possible. Founded in 1963, Indiana University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) serves as an umbrella organization uniting Latin Americanists from all campuses of Indiana University (IU). CLACS, as part of the School of Global and International Studies at IU, is a pivotal site for research, instruction, and outreach focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, sponsoring a wide range of lectures, conferences, and events highlighting aspects of the region’s cultures, societies, and languages. CLACS Provides interdisciplinary academic programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies to students preparing for careers in research, teaching, or management. CLACS offers an undergraduate minor and area certificate, a Master’s Degree, three-year Dual Master’s Degree programs, and a Doctoral minor and certificate.

- Serves as principal grant writer and coordinator for CLACS, collaborating with Director and staff in writing proposals, managing project data collection and administering awards.
- Provides collaborative leadership in planning, developing, and implementing the center’s academic, pedagogical, and outreach activities, including curriculum and program design, and student application reviews.
- Oversees admissions processes to the center M.A. program and fellowship competitions, addresses student inquiries regarding eligibility and proposal preparation.
- Assists Director and Academic Secretary with advising graduate students regarding degree progress and academic policy.
- Oversees staff administration for Center, including timesheet approvals, hourly employee supervision and hiring, and Graduate Assistant (GA) supervision and orientation.
- Serves as instructor for one course per year in the center from the CLACS Schedule of Classes.
- Oversees development and maintenance of Center website and social media accounts.
- Oversees communications with current alumni and donors, working to deepen relationships and broaden CLACS alumni relations.

Basic Qualifications

Required: Master’s Degree or higher (PhD preferred) with Latin American focus; native/near-native proficiency in English, as well as Spanish and/or Portuguese; prior experience and demonstrated success in teaching at the university level in the U.S.; documented grant writing and reporting experience; at least two years’ experience in program administration and/or organizational development, including supervision of employees; excellent oral and communicative skills; successful candidates must also be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse audiences.

Department Contact for Questions

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at ( Applications received by October 31st, 2017 are assured full consideration. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Questions regarding the position may be directed to:

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
355 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Ph:(812) 855-9097 Email:

Additional Qualifications

Preferred: Previous study or extended residency in Latin America and/or the Caribbean; some experience with web and print design, preferably the Adobe Creative Suite; familiarity with IU policies and procedures; experience with IU Financial systems.

Salary and Rank Academic Specialist
Special Instructions

Required Application materials: curriculum vitae, cover letter, complete contact information for three (3) references, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi, and at least one letter of recommendation from a former supervisor that can attest to the candidate’s record as an organizational leader.

For Best Consideration Date 10/31/2017
Expected Start Date
OAA # 21710-09

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Sample Syllabus
  7. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other