Featured Job – April 3, 2014

Walden Pond

Today’s featured job is perfect for someone who wants to escape to the wilderness for awhile and get away from it all. Bates College in Lewiston, Maine is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor of History.

Lewiston is the second-largest city in  Maine, but that isn’t saying much: the population is only 37,000. The city, located in south-central Maine, is only about 40 miles north of Portland, which is Maine’s largest city. One hundred miles north of Lewiston, you’ll find Henry David Thoreau’s hometown of Concord.

Because this job is a non-tenure-track, Visiting Assistant Professor position, it could be perfect for someone who just wants to explore the wilderness of Maine for a year or two and then move on. The White Mountains are only a few miles west in Vermont, as well. It would be a pretty sweet gig for someone who likes to hike–just hop on the Appalachian Trail during weekends.

Definitely not a job for everyone due to the isolation and also because of the non-tenure-track nature of the position. If tenure is a requirement, this job is not for you.

Here are the details on the job posting:

  • Seeking someone who can teach a survey course on North America before 1820 and mid-level courses on colonial North America and the American Revolution.
  • Candidate will also teach an upper-level seminar and a Short Term course on topics of his or her choosing.
  • Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at academicservices@bates.edu, a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Please include your last name and R2535 in the subject line of all submissions.
  • The hiring process will commence on April 15th.
  • More job details here.
  • More info on Bates College at www.bates.edu.

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