The deadline for submission of applications for Visiting Professor at Brown University has expired. We are now in the analysis phase and will soon announce the selected candidate.

Brown University is one of the most important and seventh oldest American university, integrating the restricted Ivy League group. Located in Providence, on the East Coast, where there is an expressive Portuguese-American community, this university maintains a reputed Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. In 1993, FLAD established with the University of Brown a protocol through which a Visiting Professor Program was created, dedicated to the Culture and History of Portugal and to the Social Sciences related to contemporary Portugal.

Since then, Brown has relied on the presence of renowned Portuguese scholars, who enrich the curricular offer of the Portuguese core of that department. By continuing this program, which FLAD is very proud of, we are contributing to the promotion of Portugal, its Culture and its academics in the United States.

Main Objective

To teach a six-month course in English about Portuguese History or Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology or Political Sciences), related to Contemporary Portugal. The theme of the course can be extended to the Lusophone world and may also have an international comparative dimension. The final decision on the topic will result from discussions between Brown’s Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and the selected candidate.


A Visiting Professor will be selected for each of the following academic semesters:

  • Fall Semester (September-December) 2020;
  • Spring Semester (January-May) 2021;


Applicants must:

  • Have a Ph.D., or CV considered equivalent;
  • Have published research within your academic area;
  • Possess teaching experience in English;
  • Be an integrated member or collaborator of an R&D unit recognized by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).


Applications are sent to, with the reference “Concurso Professor Visitante Brown 2020/2021”, instructed with the following information:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • CV in English;
  • Copy of the Ph.D. certificate;
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic professionals (research and/or teaching);
  • Proposal of the curricular plan of the course that the candidate intends to teach in English;
  • Indication of the desired semester;
  • Consent form in the context of data protection (Consent GDPR-Brown).

The deadline for submitting applications for both semesters is December 31st of 2019.

Evaluation and Grant

The candidate will be selected by a jury constituted by:

The evaluation will be based on the documents submitted, and may potentially involve an interview.
The selected candidate must be approved by FLAD.

To the chosen candidate, FLAD will assign a grant worth 5,000 USD/month, health insurance and the round trip (up to the limit of 1,000 euros).

The selected application will be communicated until January 22nd of 2020.

See you soon!