The Department of History at Bates College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of United States history since 1900. Of special interest is work that considers gender, sexuality, and race. This position is scheduled to begin August 2019 for one year, with possibility of renewal for one additional year.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs at Bates such as American Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Full-time teaching responsibilities include a one-semester survey course of U.S. History since 1900, thematic courses and seminars, and senior thesis advising. The annual teaching load is five courses spread over two semesters and a five-week Short Term in the spring.
Bates seeks applications from individuals with the demonstrated ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. Applicants should discuss their strengths and experiences in these areas and describing how their background, research, teaching, and/or outreach can further the College’s goals.
Review of applications begins March 1st and continues until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, unofficial graduate school transcripts, sample syllabus, a writing sample and, if available, recent teaching evaluations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed by August 1, 2019 their Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or a related field.
Internal Number: R2567
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Since its founding in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, Bates College has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.A private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts, Bates has always stood firmly for the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice and freedom. Bates is recognized for its inclusive social character and progressive tradition, and is rightly celebrated as one of the first U.S. institutions of higher learning to admit women and people of color.All activities, resources, and facilities have always been open to all members of the Bates community. Bates does not believe in — and has never allowed on campus and will never allow — organizations such as fraternities or sororities that exclude people.Bates values the diversity of persons and perspectives, supporting this commitment through official college statements and policies.