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The Politics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning Fall 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting 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 https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/politics.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in American politics. Area of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates who work on race and ethnic politics, or on the politics of inequality.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the PhD degree (in hand or expected by the first semester of academic year 2022-23). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

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 February 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by the February 10 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.