Visiting Assistant Professor, Latin American Politics - Bates College in Lewiston Maine

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Bates College

Lewiston, Maine 04240

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Politics at Bates College invites applications for a one-year visiting position with possible renewal in Latin American Politics to begin in fall 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in political science, completed or nearly complete. The Department has implemented an innovative curriculum that uses concentrations based on broad sets of ideas in political science rather than the traditional subfields.  Those applying should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per year spread over two semesters and a short-term in the spring. Courses can be cross-listed with the College’s Latin American Studies program, and candidates should have an interest in contributing to an interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program. Responsibilities also include advisement of individual senior theses. Candidates with teaching and research interest in mixed-methods approaches and experience with quantitative methods and statistical analysis are encouraged to apply. 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.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in political science, completed or nearly complete. 

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins on March 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • principles of human dignity and diversity
  • one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges
  • Maine’s second largest urban area
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Politics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples