The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) at Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track position in trans studies with expertise in the Global South. We define trans studies broadly to include the study of gender normativities and non-conformities. We seek candidates in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, to scholarly work, and to active and inclusive pedagogies. The position carries a five-course annual teaching load, and will include participation in teaching the program’s core courses, including Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies, and senior thesis advising.
We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups, 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 equity and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to equity, inclusion, and diversity with regard to underrepresented groups. The search committee may request additional materials after initial review of candidates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred
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This employer offers health insurance benefits to eligible same and opposite-sex domestic partners.
Bates College is a private, highly-selective and nationally-recognized liberal arts college that values excellent teaching, innovative pedagogy, student/faculty research and faculty collaboration across the disciplines. Bates is located in central Maine and it enrolls approximately 1750 students.
Bates College values a diverse college community and learning environment, and believes in the transformative power of our differences.