Assistant Professor, Bates College

Bates College.

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2018. We will consider candidates with one or more of the following specialties: urban and community sociology; the built environment; and/or immigration and migration.

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.  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. Faculty members are expected to contribute to these goals, and we expect candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter and in the teaching and scholarship statements described below. Bates has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary studies, and we seek candidates who can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs.  We also welcome applications from those with an interest in community-engaged learning and research, as our local community is a rich setting for such work in all of the areas of specialization included in this search.

Teaching load is five courses per academic year, typically two courses per semester plus one course during our 5-week spring term, as well as advising senior thesis work. In a typical year, our new colleague will be expected to teach a 100-level introductory course, a core required course for the major (likely related to theory or research methods), plus a 200-level elective, a 300-level seminar, and a 5-week term course in their areas of expertise.

Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in sociology is expected, with preference given to candidates who have completed the degree by August 1, 2018. Interested applicants should submit the following materials electronically in PDF format to Interfolio: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts statements on teaching and scholarship, teaching evaluations as available, and a writing sample of article length. For full consideration, please integrate your thoughts about equity, inclusion and diversity in your letter and statements. You should arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses your teaching experience or capacity, also in PDF format.

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: For more information about the Department of Sociology, please visit

Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.