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
About Bates College
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.