Under the auspices of a generous endowment from the Edward Laroque Tinker Foundation that was awarded to Stanford and four other universities in 1978, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has hosted an impressive roster of prominent senior scholars from Latin America, Iberia, and Canada as Tinker Visiting Professors in Latin American Studies. Each year, these scholars are selected from candidates nominated by faculty in any department or professional school at Stanford. While at CLAS, Tinker Visiting Professors teach classes in their areas of expertise, give lectures to Stanford audiences, and share their knowledge and research on a wide range of topics that are of concern to Latin Americans. For more information, please contact CLAS.

Eligibility: Open to leading scholars or experts in any academic field. Nominees must be from a Latin American or an Iberian country (Spain or Portugal), or Canada. Canadian nominations are limited to experts on Latin American themes.  Former Tinker Visiting Professors are eligible again after ten years from their previous Tinker professorship appointment at Stanford University.

Nomination Process: Faculty in any department at Stanford are invited to nominate their peers from Latin America, Iberia, or Canada to come to Stanford to teach, research, and advise in their areas of expertise. Nomination applications should include:

  • Tinker Nomination Form (see attached below)
  • Evidence of English proficiency (see attached below) -  This requirement is satisfied by 1) a recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS); 2) a signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency; 3) a documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, by videoconferencing or by telephone.
  • CV of the candidate 
  • The proposed course the candidate would teach 
  • A letter from the Stanford faculty (nominator) sponsoring  the candidate
  • A supporting letter from the chair of the Department to which the candidate would be appointed

Selection Criteria: Professorships will be granted to candidates who are distinguished in their fields and have the potential to contribute positively to the Stanford academic community. 

Duration: Varies. Typically, an appointment lasts one or two quarters.

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, January 29, 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

English Proficency Form for J Scholars.fill_.pdf132.59 KB
TinkerNominationForm_2016-17.pdf42.57 KB

WebAuth Login