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.
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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