The Classical and Medieval Studies Program at Bates College invites applications for a two-year, four-course lectureship (80%), beginning in fall 2019. We welcome applications from candidates trained in the history and culture of Republican and Imperial Rome. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach three courses in Roman history and culture, and one course in Latin annually. Courses in Roman history will be cross-listed in the college’s history department. The preferred distribution of the four-course load across two semesters places two courses in the fall and two in the winter. In fall 2019 the successful candidate will be responsible for a class on the Roman Republic. Research or teaching interest in issues of social justice, and expertise in digital humanities are especially welcome. Salary and benefits are competitive.
The college and the Program in Classical and Medieval Studies are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The Program in Classical and Medieval Studies at Bates combines a uniquely interdisciplinary study of cultural history with an emphasis on empowering students themselves to read and assess texts in the relevant ancient languages. The program is distinctive in linking the study of classical antiquity with that of the medieval worlds and distinctive in its scope. For more information about the program, see our webpage (http://www.bates.edu/classical-medieval/).
Application Instructions: Review of applications begins on June 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, with attention to matters inclusiveness and equity, graduate transcripts, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.
A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.
Internal Number: R2174
About Bates College
Since its founding in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, Bates College has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.A private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts, Bates has always stood firmly for the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice and freedom. Bates is recognized for its inclusive social character and progressive tradition, and is rightly celebrated as one of the first U.S. institutions of higher learning to admit women and people of color.All activities, resources, and facilities have always been open to all members of the Bates community. Bates does not believe in — and has never allowed on campus and will never allow — organizations such as fraternities or sororities that exclude people.Bates values the diversity of persons and perspectives, supporting this commitment through official college statements and policies.