Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in 20th-century U.S. Latinx History, with a start date of August 2021. The position is appointed in the History Department, with an expectation for service and teaching in the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and supporting students from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. We prefer scholars whose research and teaching focus on gender, the American West, and/or borderlands history, and candidates who are able to teach and advise students interested in Spanish-language archives.
In furtherance of academic excellence, Bates seeks applications from individuals from groups underrepresented in the professoriate, including African Americans; Latinx; Native Americans; Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; other Pacific Islanders; Asian Americans; first generation college students; individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages; individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership in the academy.
Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, and advising for majors, minors and senior thesis projects. The successful candidate will teach the survey course of U.S. history since 1900 and participate in the rotation of faculty teaching historical methods as well as a Latin American and Latinx Studies core course. They will also develop a slate of courses that cross-list between the History Department and the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program. Applicants should show a strong commitment to excellence in scholarly research, undergraduate teaching, and the implementation of inclusive pedagogies. Bates is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
Review of applications begins March 1, 2021 with interviews to be scheduled for April 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement, (4) research statement, (5) sample syllabus (6) one article-length writing sample, (7) unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates should address their work, experience and commitment to equity, inclusion, antiracism and educational justice in their application materials. We will require three letters of recommendation of candidates who receive invitations for first-round interviews. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.
Internal Number: R2199
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