Assistant Professor of Government

Employer
Bowdoin College
Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, American Studies, Classics, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Title Assistant Professor of Government Posting Number F00170JP Department Government Position Summary
As part of a larger multi-year cohort initiative, the Bowdoin College Department of Government and Legal Studies seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, pending administrative approval, beginning July 1, 2022. We expect to hire at the rank of assistant professor but will consider applications from candidates at all levels. A PhD in political science or a related field is required by the start of this appointment. Research and teaching on U.S. politics is preferred, but a focus on other areas of the Americas will be considered. Teaching load is two courses per semester, across all levels of the curriculum.

Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful scholarly or artistic engagement and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource https://www.aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive.) Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a description of your research plans; 4) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and mentorship supports our commitment to equity and inclusion; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the search is concluded.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland and 2+ hours north of Boston — connected to Boston and beyond by public transportation — the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu . For additional information about the Department of Government and Legal Studies, see https://www.bowdoin.edu/government .

Posting Date 08/25/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf. Employment Category Full Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2022 Job End Date Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research Interests/Research Plans
  4. Teaching Philosophy/Principles
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