“Bates College? Isn’t that right down the road from the Bates Motel?”
Source: Campus Reform
One private Maine college not only requires that the newest addition to its environmental studies program be a champion of “equity and inclusion,” but also hopes that he or she may have some research background in “posthumanism,” “ecofeminism,” or “queer ecologies.”
Bates College has just begun an active search for a new assistant professor for its environmental studies program. The job description suggests that applicants have research backgrounds in various fringe disciplines, including “decolonizing environmentalism” and “feminist environmentalism.”
Bates advertises its environmental studies department as one that “encompasses a broad range of issues” involving the “interaction of humans with both the natural world and built environments.” The description of the department includes a claim that “students must think beyond existing disciplinary boundaries” in order to fully understand environmental issues.
“Mindless bafflegab. The website ‘What Will They Learn’ gives Bates the grade of “D” for their stupid curriculum. It will cost you, or your special snowflake, about $55,000 per year to attend this nut hut.”
The newest addition to the department would be a professor who is involved in the performing or studio arts, literature, or cultural studies, and who is “attentive to hierarchies of power and privilege.” The university hopes this individual will “offer cross-cultural and/or transnational perspectives on environmental traditions.” Applicants are expected to highlight their commitment to “equity and inclusion, social and cultural diversity, and the transformative power of our differences.”