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Posting Number F00171JP
Department Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Position Summary The Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2022. A Ph.D. is expected by the start of appointment, preferably in (modern) history. The ability to teach a survey course in modern Middle Eastern history is required; the ability to also teach a course on the history of Palestine and Israel is preferred. We are also interested in candidates whose teaching can address inter-disciplinary and methodological questions in Middle Eastern and North African studies. The teaching load is two courses each semester. Research competency with Arabic sources is preferred, but research subfield is open. For further details on the MENA program see: https://www.bowdoin.edu/mena/index.html.

 

Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful scholarly or artistic engagement and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource https://www.aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive). Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals.

 

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

 

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a 2-page cover letter describing your research and teaching interests and how they will contribute to Bowdoin’s developing Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and mentorship supports Bowdoin’s commitment to equity and inclusion; 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

 

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

Posting Date 08/26/2021
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system.  The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round
Job Start Date 07/01/2022
Job End Date
Job Type Faculty
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy/Principles

 

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