Thursday, September 12, 2013

TT in Education at Bowdoin College

The Bowdoin College Education Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2014. We seek a scholar who will pursue a productive research agenda, engage undergraduate students in the study of education as a social phenomenon and guide students in a secondary-level teacher preparation program that serves urban, rural and suburban populations. Applicants should have a strong background in the foundations of U.S. public education; preference will be given to candidates with expertise in secondary bilingual literacy and secondary math and/or science education. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, model best pedagogical practices and promote the interdependence of theory and practice. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year including an introductory course, a course in educational studies and a course in teacher education. Supervision for student teachers rotates amongst faculty each year and, with a reflective seminar, is included in the course load. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Experience teaching or otherwise working closely with secondary-level students is highly desirable.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.  

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.  We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners.  To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of applicants.  For further information about the college and the department, see our website at