Bates College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Bates College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position, to teach in Jewish Studies and Christianity Studies, beginning September 1, 2018. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters: 2-3 or 3-2. Area of specialization is open; and specialists in either or both areas of study are equally encouraged to apply. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment both to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and to scholarly research. The college’s mission statement celebrates “the transformative power of our differences.” Accordingly, we believe that campus diversity contributes to student learning and we embrace our college’s aim to extend access to a Bates education to an ever wider range of students. Candidates who can add substantive diversity of thought and/or experience and who can contribute to supporting an increasingly diverse student body are especially encouraged to apply. To be fully considered, please describe how you will contribute to these goals in your cover letter and/or statements.

Review of applications will begin in February 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and prospective course offerings, graduate transcripts, and a representative sample of course syllabi and research scholarship via Interfolio at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/48275

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Bates College values a diverse college community and seeks to ensure equal opportunity through a continuing and effective Affirmative Action Program.

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