[Humanist] 27.801 postdoc at Bates College

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 801.
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        Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:41:30 -0500
        From: Lisa Maurizio <lmaurizi at BATES.EDU>
        Subject: Job posting for 2-year Mellon

   The Department of History, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites
applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow, with a particular emphasis
on pedagogical innovation. The fellowship is funded by the Andrew Mellon
Foundation and begins August 1, 2014. Candidates must complete the Ph.D. by
September 1, 2014, and should be no more than three years out of their
doctorate. This is a half-time teaching position with salary and benefits
of a full-time assistant professor. The fellow will teach three courses
during the academic year 2014-15 and two courses in 2015-16. The reduced
teaching load is designed to support innovation in teaching and on-going
professional research. Some funds to support scholarly work are also
available. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will
provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship.

We seek historians of the western Mediterranean between 300 and 1650 C.E.,
with strong preferences for those study Spain before 1500. The following
areas of specialization are of particular interest: interfaith relations,
the Mediterranean world, and/or the Atlantic world. We anticipate a close
integration of this position among programs in History and Classical and
Medieval Studies, so applicants should explain how their own work might
complement some of the work of relevant members of these departments. The
successful candidate must be interested in, and will conduct faculty
workshops on, innovative teaching and research. The department recognizes
that innovation can take many forms. Some possibilities could include
techniques in the digital humanities; methods for attracting diverse groups
to the study of history; pedagogies focused on different learning styles;
creative ways of structuring assignments and the use of classroom time;
techniques for connecting student learning to wider local and global
communities; or creative approaches to promoting student engagement and
interest in History at Bates. The college, the History Department, and the
Classical and Medieval Studies Program are committed to enhancing the
diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. The search committee
expects candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their
strengths and experiences in this area.

Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage,
Project Specialist, 207-786- 6480 at academicservices at bates.edu, a letter
of application, C.V., writing sample, teaching statement, and three letters
of recommendation. Please include your last name and R2073 in the subject
line of all submissions. Consideration of applications will begin on March
17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Employment is
contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website:

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