Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

Oberlin College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Politics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a non-continuing position in comparative politics. Appointment to this position will be for one year beginning fall semester of 2021 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective 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 consists of eleven full-time faculty, and approximately 100 student majors.

The incumbent will teach five courses in comparative politics. Area of specialization is open, though we seek candidates who will not duplicate our current strengths in East Asian, (sub-Saharan) African and Latin American politics. Candidates with the ability to teach one or more courses on the politics of the Middle East/North Africa or the Post-Soviet region/Eastern Europe preferred.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the PhD degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2021-22). 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.

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