The applications are now open for the Hélio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Chair in Portuguese Studies, from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, for the Spring semester of 2022.

Established in 2004, this chair aims to support the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as well as for the research and publication objectives of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture of this university.

Applications are open until May 3rd for researchers, teachers and authors specialized in any area of Humanities and Social Sciences within the vast and diverse Portuguese-speaking world.

This year, UMass Dartmouth is looking for candidates specialized in Portuguese-speaking literature and writing.

The chosen candidate will teach a graduate subject during the Spring semester of 2022 (January to May), and will also have to conduct a writing workshop and a public lecture on a topic of his/her expertise, as well as contribute to the agenda and publications of the research center.

The financial support provided for this 15-week program is $50,000 USD (before taxes).


  • A PhD or M.F.A. in hand, or a distinguished record of publications.
  • A demonstrated ability to teach a graduate-level course in the field of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies with a focus on Lusophone literature.


  • Record of event organization and/or editorial activity in the candidate’s field.


Applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, and a proposal specifying their planned research and activities for the semester, including a tentative course syllabus, through UMass Dartmouth‘s Human Resources Portal.

All materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Committee of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth, Director Paula C. G. Noversa.

The deadline for applications is May 3rd, 2021.


The selected candidate for the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/ Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Portuguese Studies, from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, will be announced as soon as possible, after the date of applications.

If you need further clarification, please, contact Clara Bordas at or at +1 508 999 8255.

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About the Chair

The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Chair was created through the contributions of Luís Pedroso, Maria Dulce Alves Furman, Anthony Andrade, Frank B. Sousa, Manuel Neto and FLAD.

This support allows the funding of residencies at UMass Dartmouth for major researchers specializing in Portuguese studies, in the area of Humanities.

The chair allows for the career development of these researchers, and students to have contact with a group of top academics in a region of the United States with great influence from Portuguese culture, and where the Portuguese-American community has strong and established roots.

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is one of three units dedicated to the Portuguese community at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, together with the Department of Portuguese (BA, MA, and PhD) and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.