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Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college’s commitment to academic excellence, intellectual exploration, inclusivity, and engaged citizenship defines its character.

Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has about 2,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The student body represents 44 states and 53 countries; approximately 23 percent are domestic students of color, 7 percent of students are international, and 13 percent of all students are first generation to college.

The College has 210 faculty members and 750 staff and administrative employees. As one of the top employers in the state, Bates recruits its faculty and staff nationally, regionally, and locally. They consist of diverse individuals with a broad range of intellectual, professional, and personal experience.

Bates is proud of its deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, an urban center with a demographically diverse population of approximately 65,000 people. With a rich industrial past, Lewiston/ Auburn has seen great transition in the last 30 years and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and meaningful community-engaged learning and leadership. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.

The Position
Reporting to the Department of Geology Chair, the Assistant in Instruction in Geology supports introductory courses, field experiences off campus, lab instruction and participates in departmental activities and programs during the academic year. This position is also responsible for participating in curriculum and professional development.

Click here to learn more about the Geology department at Bates College or go to https://www.bates.edu/geology/

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on May 9, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Geology. Master’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will have:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  1. Ability to lift and transport up to 50 lbs without assistance.
  2. Occasional light lifting or carrying (overhead, waist level, from floor); bending.
  3. Ability to drive 15-seater vans in both urban and rural settings.
  4. Ability to sit in a normal seated position for prolonged periods of time (75% of the time).
  5. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  6. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).  Extensive use of computer keyboard and mouse.
  7. Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
  8. Ability to see with normal parameters.
  9. Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
  10. Ability to hear within normal range.
  11. Ability to withstand exposure to inclement weather (rain, snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, etc.)
  12. Ability to hike on hiking trails, scramble on rocks and walk in dune and beach systems.

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 20 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Location: Lewiston, ME
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