R2525 Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position in the sociology of crime and law at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2014.
Though we will consider candidates with a broad array of particular interests within crime/law, applications from candidates working on issues related to race and social class in the United States will be especially welcome, as will applications from those with an interest in community-engaged learning and research.
Candidates should have a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts college setting, and should show promise of excellence and innovation in both teaching and scholarship. Bates has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary studies. We therefore seek candidates who can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs. Teaching load is five courses per academic year, typically two courses per semester plus one course during our 5-week spring term. A sociologist of crime and law will be expected to teach a 100-level introductory course, a core required course for the major (either theory or methods), as well a 200-level elective, a 300-level seminar, and a 5-week term course in their areas of expertise.
An equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Therefore the college and the Department of Sociology are committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity, including our capacity for teaching students from all backgrounds. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcome applications for shared positions. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed the Ph.D. in Sociology by August 1, 2014. Applicants should submit all requested materials electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and scholarship, teaching evaluations as available, and a writing sample of article length, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses your teaching experience or capacity, submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Please include your last name and R2525 in the subject line of all submissions.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.