The Institute Of Latin American Studies Visiting Scholars Program 2017/18, France


January 06, 2017



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The Institute of Latin American Studies, IHEAL, is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence specialised in Latin America attached to the University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. Established in 1954 by the geographer Pierre Monbeig, the IHEAL plays a pivotal role in promoting academic relations between France and Latin America in five different areas of study, in cooperation with its European and Latin-American partners.


The IHEAL offers a broad spectrum of taught programmes: a Master in international studies (specialised in Latin American Studies), various degrees and post-graduate courses and a PhD programme. Academic programmes focus on six areas of studies: political sciences, history, economics, geography, sociology and anthropology. Students come from very different backgrounds and countries and can count on several student mobility initiatives with Europe and Latin America. Additionally they can benefit from the contribution of visiting professors that come every year to the Institute within the context of one of the four IHEAL visiting professorships-chairs. Courses are taught in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
IHEAL alumni normally become professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors working in or in connection with Latin America.


Boasting one of the three most important collections on Latin America in Europe, the Pierre Monbeig Library brings an essential contribution to the dissemination of knowledge about this American continent. The Library further undertakes documentation activities. It is open to the public and its catalogue can be consulted on-line on a free-basis.
The IHEAL promotes several high-level publications on Latin America. From peer-reviewed journals such as the “Cahiers des Amérique latines” (a multidisciplinary publication) and “Confins” (a French –Brazilian Journal of geography jointly published with the University São Paulo), to special collections such as “Travaux et mémoires”, whose academic works have frequently become a must-read in Latin-American studies. The Institute also publishes “Chysalides”: a collection devoted to the best IHEAL Master theses.

International cooperation

The IHEAL is very active in fostering international cooperation agreements and provides advice to media and representatives of both the public and private sector. The Institute already counts with more than fifty international agreements with universities from twelve Latin American countries, to facilitate student mobility, visiting professorships and exchanges and joint-research programmes. Thanks to a broad network of contacts in the whole of Latin America and a solid knowledge built through long years of rigorous academic work, IHEAL researchers and professors are well placed to produce high-quality research and cutting-edge advice on current issues. The IHEAL is also a key reference for academic and cultural events stimulating exchanges of perspectives and experience between Europe and Latin America.


  • At the time of application submission, the candidate must be under 65-years-old, hold a Ph.D. degreeand be a teacher at the University level or a researcher at a foreign research organization.
  • The IHEAL encourages candidates to apply for semester-long stays (4 months from September to December or from January to May). This is to allow the invited scholar to immerse him or herself into the academic life of the University.
  • Invited scholars are asked to teach two classes per semester, each one consisting of 24 to 26 hours each depending on the semester. The course’s subject must be in line with the field of expertise of the invited scholar. The proposed courses might be modified according to the needs of IHEAL.
  • The IHEAL receives applications in all fields of Social Science. For the academic year 2017-2018, classes in Geography, Economy and Anthropology are highly preferred, as well as candidates working on Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean countries. 
  • Invited scholars can perform scientific and academic activities in the others Departments of the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 University, or any of the French and European Institutions with which the IHEAL collaborates upon requests.

Classes can be taught in French, Spanish, English or Portuguese.


The application process is online exclusively. The process consists on the following two mandatory stages:

1/  Fill the online form 
2/ Send digital copies of the following documents by email to :

  • A cover letter.
  • An official letter of affiliation from the candidate’s current university.
  • A brief résumé (6 pages max) including the following information: the candidate’s university credentials (excluding seminars and programs that were less than a year long); Professional experience; Research and experience as a Professor; Experience in administrative activities and/or participation in research initiatives; Contribution to national or international colloquies. Finally, the résumé must include a list of the candidate’s published works (classified first by books, then articles in national and international reviews, research reports, symposium summaries and critical review of books published in peer-reviewed journals). All information must be chronologically ordered with the most recent positions and activities listed first.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A copy of the candidate’s PhD degree.
  • Three possible course descriptions with suggested syllabus (1 page) for one semester. Please mention the language in which each class will be taught.
  • A copy of your valid passport.

The application (online form + email with attached documents) must be sent before January 6th, 2017. A confirmation email will be sent the days following the reception of the application.

Applications can be written either in French, Spanish, Portuguese or English.

Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered by the admission office. Only digital copies of the documents will be accepted. 

Each application will be evaluated by one of the IHEAL member and one non-IHEAL researcher or professor.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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December 06, 2016