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Job Summary The History 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 1 year beginning Fall 2021 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
About Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2800 students. Oberlin was the first college in America 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.

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Responsibilities The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Middle East and North African History, including a two-semester survey sequence, one or two intermediate-level classes, and at least one advanced class in her/his area of specialization. We are particularly interested in hiring a specialist in the history of the modern Middle East.
Qualifications Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by August 2021). 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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Compensation Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at 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 experience 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; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.

Applications submitted by February 1, 2021 will be given full consideration, however the posting will remain open until filled.

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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Research Statement
  5. Affirmation of Diversity Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample


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