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The Politics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in American politics with specialization in American political institutions. This is a non-continuing position for three semesters beginning spring semester of 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending on the qualifications of the candidate. Advanced Ph.D. candidates with teaching experience as well as individuals with Ph.D. in hand are encouraged to apply.

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 https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/politics.

The incumbent will teach courses in American politics, including courses in American political institutions. We are open with regard to methods and approach, but are particularly interested in candidates who can address the relationship between American political institutions and aspects of social justice and inequality.
The teaching expectation is five courses per year; normally one at the introductory level, three at the intermediate level, and one senior seminar.

The incumbent will teach courses in American politics, including courses in American political institutions. We are open with regard to methods and approach, but are particularly interested in candidates who can address the relationship between American political institutions and aspects of social justice and inequality.
The teaching expectation is five courses per year; normally one at the introductory level, three at the intermediate level, and one senior seminar.

A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, highlighting any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript;  4) a statement of teaching philosophy detailing your commitment to and expertise in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) letters of reference from three recommenders.*
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/

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

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by the November 15 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Kristina Mani, Professor and Chair of the Politics Department, kmani@oberlin.edu.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.oberlin.edu.