Criteria for Proposing Faculty Lines
Pre-proposals are due by Monday, October 15, 2012. Please submit electronically to email@example.com. If invited, full proposals are due on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
There are two steps to the process: the pre-proposal and full proposal. A pre-proposal consists of two pages describing and briefly justifying the position, whether it fills a gap left by the departure of a faculty person, is a much needed augmentation of a lectureship or joint position, or is a position where none has existed previously. The Committee of Five considers each pre-proposal with respect to college-wide needs as reflected in the Mission Statement of Bates College. Using the criteria below, the Committee will select a subset and invite the proposing faculty to submit a full proposal. Full proposals are to be submitted electronically to Shareen Gustin @ firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, February 28, 2013.
If you are interested in submitting a pre-proposal in fall 2012, I ask that you work with colleagues in your own and other departments and programs who may be expected to have a stake in your proposal. We would like to make clear that faculty from different departments and programs may request positions collaboratively. We urge you to think with an eye to the future of the college, and to plan broadly and collaboratively when you define a position. If it would be helpful, please consult with appropriate division chairs, with the associate deans, or with me as you create the request. The criteria the Committee of Five will use in their deliberations are summarized below.
What fundamental, curricular, co-curricular, and educational needs of our students would the position address? (e.g. new content areas, innovative pedagogy, established areas of inquiry, etc.)
How, specifically, would this position strengthen the college curriculum as a whole, including general education, minors and majors, and how might it strengthen teaching, thinking and collaboration across departments and programs. Would the position fill college-wide holes in the curriculum?
How might the authorization affect course assignments, course patterns and/or course enrollments, including independent study, thesis advising, team teaching, and leave replacements?
How would the position enhance diverse perspectives within the College?
How is the position significant to the liberal arts and sciences mission of the college?