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Assistant Professor of Digital and Computational Studies

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine 04240
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Digital and Computational Studies at Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in this newly established interdisciplinary program. As the second of three faculty to be hired in this program, you will play a critical role defining how the study of computing at Bates can engage the full breadth of the liberal arts. Our task is to grow a program that embraces and supports all students, regardless of background and prior experience, in the process of learning and questioning the practices, values, cultures, and assumptions of the digital world. This program deeply believes in our institutional commitment to the transformative power of difference, and we welcome applications from all individuals who can contribute to our collective goals of equity and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, and mentorship (

This appointment begins August 1, 2018. The field of specialization is open: your practice may be grounded in a disciplinary context (arts, sciences, etc.) or eschew traditional disciplinary boundaries altogether. The teaching load at Bates is five courses per year. Critical to your work will be the development and delivery of a core curriculum in this new program, including software design and development (introductory through advanced), design thinking, the theories underlying those practices, and placing students’ learning in a broad societal context. For more information about DCS at Bates, see our webpage (

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Bates offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive, collegial environment. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Requirements include a terminal degree, use of computing as a primary tool in scholarship and teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work.