Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor

The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor whose scholarly focus is on cultural studies of the environment within one of the humanities. We are looking for a colleague to join a vibrant, multi-disciplinary program beginning 1 August 2014.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad introductory course on the environment and human culture in each semester, an existing mid-level environmental literature course in one semester, and two additional courses focusing on literary or cultural perspectives on the environment. Advising of senior theses is also required.  We are particularly interested in candidates who bring diverse perspectives on U.S. environmental traditions. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. (or be ABD with extensive experience) by time of appointment; teaching experience and strong communication skills are required.

Bates and Environmental Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum.  We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and outreach can further this goal.

Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a letter of intent (including a list of potential electives), a CV, official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and a one-page description of an undergraduate course at any level (intro to advanced) in the candidate’s area of expertise. The course description should make clear its relevance to a general curriculum in environmental studies.  Please also arrange for the email submission of three letters of recommendation in PDF format. All materials should be sent to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and should include in the subject line the candidate’s last name and Environmental Studies R2140. Review of applications begins February 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program and curriculum, see

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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