Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies

Lewiston, Maine
Mar 12, 2024
Apr 11, 2024
Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

The Latin American and Latinx Studies Program at Bates College invites applications for a full-time, non-renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Latin American and Latinx Studies to begin in August of 2024. We welcome applicants from the social sciences with broad interdisciplinary teaching and research expertise in Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and/or Indigenous Latinx people and identities. The candidate’s academic home will be the Program in Latin American and Latinx Studies.

We are open to candidates from various social science disciplines and particularly interested in candidates who can enhance the disciplinary perspectives already represented in the program. Applicants should show a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates who can contribute to the college’s ongoing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusion, and who are attentive to inclusive pedagogy, are especially welcome. Responsibilities include teaching five undergraduate courses in the 2024-2025 academic year. Courses include introductory, mid- as well as upper-level electives on topics related to the candidate’s fields of interest. The candidate will also participate in the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program faculty committee, and, if they choose, advise individual senior theses.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals with identities that have been historically marginalized in the academy, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to advance the college’s continuing commitments to equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist teaching.


About Bates


Bates College is a residential liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. Details about the college and its community can be found here. Lewiston is a diverse and growing city in Maine, two and a half hours north of Boston and 45 minutes from Portland, Maine’s largest city.


At Bates, Teaching is supported by a new Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning. Community-engaged learning and study abroad are encouraged and robustly supported. Bates is committed to supporting educational access for all. Educational access and justice are central to Bates’ history and mission. That work is supported in a variety of ways, including an HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant to support transforming how we teach STEM, a Schuler Education Foundation Grant to support financial aid for Pell-eligible students, low income, and undocumented students, and a Mellon Foundation Curricular Transformation Grant. Read more about our faculty’s commitment to equity and inclusion here.



Candidates must be advanced ABD or have a completed Ph.D. 


Application Instructions


Review of applications begins on April 10, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses equity and inclusion. Applicants should also anticipate providing two letters of recommendation in the event that they are invited to an online interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check