The Department of History at Bates College seeks a Lecturer in Chinese History for the 2019-2020 academic year, to teach four courses (80% load) over two semesters (fall and winter). Courses include a one-semester survey covering the broad sweep of Chinese history, a 200-level course on modern Chinese history, and two thematic courses drawing on the successful candidate's own specialization, as well as senior thesis advising. The area of expertise is open, though we especially welcome applications from candidates who can advise theses on modern China.
Bates seeks applications from individuals with the demonstrated ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. Applicants should discuss their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their background, research, teaching, and/or outreach can further the College’s goals.
Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabus, a writing sample and, if available, recent teaching evaluations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.
Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed by August 1, 2019 their Ph.D. in History, East Asian Languages & Cultures, or a related field.
Internal Number: R2574
About Bates College
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.