Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Brunswick, ME

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
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The Bowdoin College Education Department invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position to begin July 2020. We seek candidates committed to excellence in teaching both practice-based and education studies courses. While the research area is open, specific topic specializations might include policy and/or urban education, secondary school literacies, learning in adolescence, and approaches to meeting the educational needs of diverse communities.

We value a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College's multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College's Education Department offers a coordinate major and a minor in the field of Education as well as secondary school teacher certification program. The department has a growing partnership with the refugee resettlement community of Portland, ME, where public school students speak over 50 languages and make up over 35% of the student enrollment.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Experience teaching or otherwise working closely with secondary-level students and teachers is highly desirable.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that describes your teaching experience and details your scholarly research agenda; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, 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, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% 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 or 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 and our department, please visit our website:

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