Latin American Studies BA Preceptorship

BA Preceptorship in Latin American Studies

Each academic year the Center for Latin American Studies appoints an advanced graduate student Preceptor for the BA Colloqouium in Latin American Studies through an internal competition.

The Center for Latin American Studies seeks an advanced graduate student preceptor to lead the BA Colloquium in Latin American Studies, a required course for Latin American Studies majors.  The Colloquium meets 15 times throughout the academic year (90 minute sessions every other week) to bring together the diverse cohort of senior undergraduate majors (estimated at 5-10 students) to enhance the current level of academic, peer, and career-development support.  The Preceptor coordiantes the activities of the Colloquium in close collaboration with the Latin American Studies Faculty Advisor and meets with each student for a minimum of 3 offices hours per quarter to provide individual support in the processof writing the BA paper.  This position requires a full academic year commitment.

The successful candidate will be an advanced graduate student in the Social Sciences or Humanities with the ability to advise undergraduate students with diverse disciplinary interests, including History, Anthropology, Economics, Biological Sciences, Public Policy, Art History, and Romance Languages and Literatures among others.  Advanced graduate students in the Divinity School with a historical concentration are also encouraged to apply.  The graduate preceptor will receive a salary of $7500 from the College for the Academic Year.  The position is contingent on funding at the expected levels.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide preliminary guidance in identifying workable BA Paper topics

Coach students in the strategies of approaching a major research project

Coach students in identifying and approaching a suitable thesis adviser

Guide students as they acquire techniques of effective research writing.

Application Instructions are on the Website of the Center for Latin American Studies
https://clas.uchicago.edu/grants/ba_preceptorship.shtml