The Bates College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in early modern literature and culture, including history of the book. Candidates with interests in critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, and studies of globalization and transnationalism, are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated success in teaching marginalized and underrepresented student populations. The teaching load for this position is five courses across the academic year, distributed over two semesters and a four-week “short term” in May, and entails introductory courses in early modern literature, Shakespeare and non-dramatic poetry and prose, as well as upper division courses in the areas of the candidate’s field of specialization. Applicants should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a dynamic and active research agenda. The department and college are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive curriculum and campus community.
Review of materials begins November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page dissertation or book abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (15-20 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants should also detail, in a separate statement, how their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the campus learning community. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.
Appointment begins on August 1, 2020, by which time Ph.D. is expected
Internal Number: R2183
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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.