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Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies

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The Latin American and Latinx Studies Program at Bates College invites applications for a full-time, non-renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Latin American and Latinx Studies to begin in August of 2024. We welcome applicants from the social sciences with broad interdisciplinary teaching and research expertise in Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and/or Indigenous Latinx people and identities. The candidate’s academic home will be the Program in Latin American and Latinx Studies.

We are open to candidates from various social science disciplines and particularly interested in candidates who can enhance the disciplinary perspectives already represented in the program. Applicants should show a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates who can contribute to the college’s ongoing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusion, and who are attentive to inclusive pedagogy, are especially welcome. Responsibilities include teaching five undergraduate courses in the 2024-2025 academic year. Courses include introductory, mid- as well as upper-level electives on topics related to the candidate’s fields of interest. The candidate will also participate in the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program faculty committee, and, if they choose, advise individual senior theses.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals with identities that have been historically marginalized in the academy, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to advance the college’s continuing commitments to equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist teaching.

About Bates

Bates College is a residential liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. Details about the college and its community can be found here . Lewiston is a diverse and growing city in Maine, two and a half hours north of Boston and 45 minutes from Portland, Maine’s largest city.

At Bates, Teaching is supported by a new Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning . Community-engaged learning and study abroad are encouraged and robustly supported. Bates is committed to supporting educational access for all. Educational access and justice are central to Bates’ history and mission. That work is supported in a variety of ways, including an HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant to support transforming how we teach STEM, a Schuler Education Foundation Grant to support financial aid for Pell-eligible students, low income, and undocumented students, and a Mellon Foundation Curricular Transformation Grant . Read more about our faculty’s commitment to equity and inclusion here .

Candidates must be advanced ABD or have a completed Ph.D.

Review of applications begins on April 10, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses equity and inclusion. Applicants should also anticipate providing two letters of recommendation in the event that they are invited to an online interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Bates College is committed to equal opportunity and to 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, 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.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to the Title IX Officer, Gwen Lexow at 207-786-6445 or


.Bates College

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college. We are proud to offer a highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We are engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

When Bates opened in 1855, it was New England’s first co-ed college. Since then, we have admitted students no matter their nationality, race, religion, sex, or socio-economic status. While this openness was at the core of our founding identity and principles, it has been tested throughout time and requires us to constantly reflect upon and recommit to our mission.

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