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The Politics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in American Constitutional law and the courts.  Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall semester of 2022, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, highly selective national liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.  Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs.

The Politics Department currently consists of nine full-time faculty who focus their research and teaching in the areas of American politics, comparative politics, international politics, and political theory.  The department graduates about 60 majors each year.  More information about the department is available at

We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in American Constitutional law and the courts.  Within this specialization, we are open to a variety of perspectives and methods.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) and will be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research. The incumbent is also expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript;  4) a statement detailing your commitment to and expertise in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; 6) a writing sample of up to 40 pages; and 7) letters of reference from three recommenders.*  All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at:

*By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by the October 1 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Kristina Mani, Professor and Chair of the Politics Department,

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