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The Program in Classical and Medieval Studies, in conjunction with the History Department, seeks a tenure-track colleague in ancient Roman culture and history, covering any span from the early republic to the late principate (700 BCE – 300 CE). This position begins August, 2023. We envision a scholar whose research and teaching focus on Roman colonial and imperial dynamics in Italy, Europe, North Africa, or West Asia. We seek someone who studies issues of race, status, and gender, possibly with attention to non-elite and enslaved persons. This scholar may also consider Rome’s legacy in European and American colonization and imperial efforts or the invocation of ancient Rome by contemporary white supremacists.

The successful candidate will teach five courses a year in Roman history and culture, of which two center Latin language instruction. All five courses can range from beginning to advanced levels and reflect the individual’s interests. Candidates should complete all necessary requirements for the Ph.D., by the start of the contract.

Our students represent a wide range of interests, experiences, and diverse identities. We seek a colleague who is committed to building a strong and diverse community of learning in our related fields. We encourage applications from individuals underrepresented in the professoriate, who are the first in their families to attend college, who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education, and individuals with a demonstrated interest in advancing the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion. Candidates should identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

For full consideration, applications should be in by November 1, 2022. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter (including a brief overview of scholarly work and a list of potential courses), curriculum vitae (including a list of referees), statements on teaching, research, and past and/or potential contributions to equity and inclusion with regard to underrepresented groups. Applicants should also anticipate providing a sample of their written work as well as three letters of recommendation in the event that they are contacted for an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Bates College is committed to its Non-Discrimination Policy which can be found here. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website.