The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the University of California Berkeley - Institute of European Studies have agreed to implement a Gulbenkian Program in Portuguese Studies
which will encourage the studies of Portuguese language, literature, history and culture at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Program will be developed on the basis of a rotating teaching appointment by a specialist in the above areas specifically appointed for that purpose. The University will annually receive
one professor from a Portuguese university who will teach one course on Portuguese language, literature, history and/or culture at one of the University’s Departments during either the Spring
or the Fall semester, depending on the preferences of both the selected professor and the hosting Department.
The Foundation will advertise the Program in the press and through its usual channels to all Portuguese universities with ladder-ranked faculty members in the fields of Portuguese language, literature, history and culture.
The University and the Foundation shall jointly select the candidates on the following basis: The candidates must be ladder-ranked faculty members at a Portuguese university and should be able to remain on the Berkeley campus for an entire semester (4 months).
Candidates who wish to apply do so by sending their cv and a syllabus of the proposed 15-weeks course to an Executive Committee composed by two members of the Portuguese Studies Program at Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies and two members of the Foundation, indicating the year and the semester they are available to come teach at the University;
The syllabus includes a title, description of the course topic, week-to- week list of classes and a reading list. The application dossier of candidates should be submitted to the Executive Committee not later than midnight of January 31 (Pacific Standard Time).
The guiding principle in the selection procedure will be the expected interest in the proposed course on the Berkeley campus.
Decisions are made annually for the following academic year, i.e. a candidate chosen in March will come to teach at the University in the following fall or spring semester.
Previously chosen candidates cannot reapply.
The selection procedure will also adopt a measure to stimulate a rotating principle between universities by determining that after one candidate from a specific university has been chosen, no other candidates from the same university will be chosen for up to three years.
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