Applications for Visiting Professor in the Department of Brazilian Portuguese Studies at Brown University (in Providence, Rhode Island) are open. The competition, which results from a partnership between FLAD and Brown University, is open for the two semesters of the 2023/2024 academic year and is intended to select two teachers, one for each semester.

Those selected will have the opportunity to teach a semester in English in the areas of History or Social Sciences (e.g Sociology, Anthropology or Political Science), covering contemporary Portugal, which may be extended to Portugal-speaking societies and/or have an international comparative dimension. The final decision on the topic will result from conversations between Brown's Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and the selected candidate.

Two candidates will be selected, one for the Fall Semester (September to December) of 2023 and another for the Spring Semester (January to May) of 2024. The selected candidates must also follow and collaborate with the dynamics of FLAD, either at that University, or in relationships with other educational institutions and others in the New England region. Applications are open between september 12th and november 6th.


Application requirements:
  • Be Portuguese or resident in Portugal;
  • PhD completed at the tome of application;
  • Affiliation in a higher education institution in Portugal and/or integrated member or collaborator of an R&D unit recognized by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia;
  • Teaching experience in English at higher education level.
Application process: Applications must be submitted via the following link:

Documentation required (in English):

  • Letter of interest;
  • CV, with published works in the area and teaching experience;
  • Copy of the doctoral certificate;
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the academic world (research and/or teaching);
  • Proposal of the curriculum plan of the course (syllabus) that the candidate intends to teach;
  • Indication of the intended semester;
  • Consent under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Recommendation letters may be submitted in Portuguese or English. All other documents must be submitted in English. Selection process and dates:

The selection jury is composed by: 

  • António Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon);
  • Cristina Bastos (University of Lisbon);
  • Elsa Henriques (FLAD - President of the Jury);
  • Onésimo Teotónio Almeida (Brown University).

If the Jury considers to be necessary, interviews may be carried out with the best qualified candidates.

The application period for the two semesters will run between September 12th and November 6th, 2022.

Results will be communicated by December 15, 2022.

Within 90 days after the end of the semester, a report on the work developed and experience gained must be sent to FLAD. This report should make reference to the number of students who attended the discipline, curricular and extra-curricular dynamics developed, as well as reference to participation in academic events in Brown and/or in other institutions in the region.

Financial support:

To each candidate chosen, FLAD will award a scholarship in the amount of 5,000 euros/month. Additional support in the amount of 500 euros will be awarded to support the cost of the insurance policy and 1,000 euros to subsidize travel-related costs.

Consult the public notice of this contest – Edital Concurso Brown 2023-24_eng – to know all the details of this contest. For more information, send an email to

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