The Program in American Studies at Bates College invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in Cultural Studies to begin August 2021. We are particularly interested in transdisciplinary Indigenous studies with decolonizing discourses that may address the following: settler-colonialism, global indigeneity, politics, cultural production and performance, genocide, and intersections with activism. Candidates with demonstrated success in working with indigenous, historically underrepresented, first generation to college and other marginalized and vulnerable populations are encouraged to apply. We seek a candidate that will expand our curriculum in American Studies while contributing to cross-campus curriculum particularly areas such as theoretical and methodological development, Indigenous science and non-western knowledge systems, and Indigenous futurity. We are an interdisciplinary program open to a wide range of research within the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and STEM’s with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, scholarly research, and inclusive pedagogies. The position carries a five-course teaching load, three of which are cross-listed with Anthropology, and courses specific to the candidates areas of specialization. A description of the program’s mission is available at: https://www.bates.edu/american-studies/.
We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to reasons such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to equity and inclusiveness, including those with Native American, Alaska Native, Indigenous, and First Nations lived experiences.
Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or near completion by the start date of August 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. We ask that candidates attend to their ability to support a diverse student body and contribute to campus diversity in their teaching and research in the cover letter. Two letters of recommendations will be requested of final candidates. Given the ongoing complications posed by COVID-19, selected candidates will be interviewed only via Zoom. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
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