The Department of Spanish at Bates College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in Latin American literature and culture (open specialty) beginning in August 2020. The teaching load will be a combination of five language, literature and culture courses per year. Candidates with demonstrated success in supporting underrepresented and marginalized students are strongly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. is preferred, ABD will be considered. Experience teaching Spanish language at all levels is essential. Superior proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Bates College and the Department of Spanish are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin Feb. 28, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement on teaching; recent student evaluations; graduate school transcripts; statement on diversity in which they describe how their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the campus learning community; and three letters of recommendation, one of which should address teaching. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Ph.D. is preferred, ABD will be considered. Experience teaching Spanish language at all levels is essential. Superior proficiency in Spanish and English is required.
Internal Number: R2187
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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.