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The Department of Politics at Bates College invites applications for a one-year visiting position focusing on Comparative Politics with a specialty in politics of the Middle East starting in the fall of 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed or nearly complete. The Politics Department has implemented an innovative curriculum that uses concentrations on broad sets of ideas in political science rather than the traditional subfields. Those applying should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Responsibilities include teaching four courses and advisement of individual senior theses. Candidates with teaching and research interest in mixed-methods approaches are encouraged to apply. The college and the Politics Department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their teaching statement and/or research statement. Consideration of applications will begin March 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.


Review of applications begins March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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