Assistant Professor of History - - Bates College in Lewiston Maine

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Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of History, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chinese history to begin work August 1, 2016. The Department of History seeks candidates who are capable of situating China in its broader global contexts and who are strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and to research and publication. We seek someone focusing on China since 960 CE. Responsibilities include a one-semester survey of the full sweep of Chinese history, upper division thematic courses, and senior thesis advising. The annual teaching load is five semester courses. The successful candidate will develop a curriculum centered on transnational and thematic history (e.g. economics, religion, gender, or environment) that complements the existing curricular and scholarly strengths of the department and the college.

The college and the History Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community 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 candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. 

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. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed by August 1, 2016 their Ph.D. in History, East Asian Studies, or a related field.

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins October 31, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, unofficial graduate school transcripts, article or chapter-length writing sample, sample syllabus, and, if available, recent teaching evaluations.

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples