Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity. Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.
Bates College is a welcoming community whose members care deeply about the rigorous, challenging, and rewarding life of ideas and principles, and value their exchange and examination. Bates helps students discover their strengths, investigate unquestioned assumptions and make a meaningful impact during their years on campus and throughout alumni life.
Our students are stimulated by good talk, great books and artistic expression, and they welcome the hard academic work that is the price of discovery. Our professors are committed to developing, encouraging and supporting them in their intellectual and personal growth. Across Bates, a caring
camaraderie encourages one and all to try the new and the difficult. Our shared values shape the ways we teach and learn, our view of the Lewiston-Auburn community and the world at large, and our relationships with each other.
The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine's second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. The College is 40 minutes from Portland and the Maine coast, and 2.5 hours north of Boston.
At Bates College, we understand that good hiring decisions are critical to our success. We take the recruiting process seriously and select only those individuals who are motivated to learn and grow, and who take pride in a job well done. Bates College also recognizes that happy employees are productive employees. Treating our community well is one of our top priorities. Accordingly, we strive to create a working environment that is both intellectually stimulating and personally satisfying!