Visiting Assistant Professor of English - - Bates College in Lewiston Maine

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Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Bates College Department of English seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016, whose scholarly focus is the study of Early Modern Literature and Culture, broadly conceived. We welcome applications from candidates whose areas of specialization might encompass interdisciplinary, theoretical, historical, and comparative approaches, including research in the fields of science and technology studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and the global outreach of early modern literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses on Early Modern Literature, including Shakespeare and Non-dramatic prose and poetryThe teaching load is five courses, distributed over two 12-week semesters and one five-week spring term. By the time of appointment, candidates should have a Ph.D. completed--or nearly complete--and significant relevant teaching experience, as well as an active and dynamic research agenda. college and the English Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusion of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

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By the time of appointment, candidates should have a Ph.D. completed--or nearly complete--and significant relevant teaching experience, as well as an active and dynamic research agenda.  

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins April 25 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidate should submit the following materials: letter of application, curriculum vita, a writing sample, statement on teaching, and three letters of recommendation. 

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
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples