Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Posting Number F00091JP
Department Education
Position Summary

The Bowdoin College Education Department invites applications for two visiting assistant professors: a one-year position; and a two-year position with the possibility of renewal for a third year. While the area of specialization is open, the committee has a particular interest in candidates specializing in the fields of anthropology of education, broadly conceived, education policy and secondary science or math education. The committee also is interested in scholars who study middle school or high school literacies, learning in adolescence, culturally-competent teaching, and/or approaches to meet the educational needs of diverse communities, especially immigrant and refugee populations.
Bowdoin College’s Education Department has a growing partnership with the Portland, ME public schools where multilingual students speak over 50 languages and make up over 35% of the student enrollment. As a refugee resettlement community, Portland, ME offers a unique opportunity to study topics such as trauma-informed practices and to research the experiences of Muslim students and their families. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Experience teaching or otherwise working closely with secondary-level students is highly desirable.
Bowdoin accepts only electronic applications. Please visit submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for additional courses, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are 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 (31.5% students of color, 5% 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 please visit our website:

Posting Date 10/05/2017
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
Job Start Date 07/01/2018
Job End Date
Job Type Faculty
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

Applicant Documents

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  3. Course Offering Proposal
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