The Department of Politics at Bates College invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Latin American Politics to begin in Fall 2021. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in political science, completed or nearly complete. We are open to and encourage a variety of methodological approaches and paths to scholarly and teaching excellence in this field. Applicants should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, to scholarly research, and to the implementation of inclusive pedagogies. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and supporting students from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. We prefer candidates whose research and teaching draw on experiences within Latin America. Teaching responsibilities include four courses to be cross-listed with the College’s Latin American and Latinx Studies Program per year. Responsibilities also include advising individual senior theses. The College and Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal should identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Review of applications begins March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) pedagogy statement, (4) research statement, (5) statement on how attention to inclusion and equity informs your teaching and research, (6) writing sample, (7) graduate transcripts, and (8) three letters of recommendation. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
QUALIFICATIONS ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.
Internal Number: R2206
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.