The Psychology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. The appointment will be for a term of 1 year, beginning Fall 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Prospective applicants should note that diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values within the Psychology Department and across Oberlin College. Our excellence can be fully realized only through faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.
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.
The 9 member Psychology Department has a strong tradition of teaching and research excellence. Visiting faculty will be provided with research space and are encouraged to involve students in their work. They are eligible for conference travel support and may apply for supplementary support for teaching and research initiatives. As a ‘gateway STEM’ field, Psychology is committed to exploring pedagogical techniques that will further support a diverse range of students and of learning styles. Faculty collaboration, support and mentoring are available to visiting faculty who are interested in developing their teaching in new directions. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to build one’s teaching credentials and skills at a premier liberal arts college.
The incumbent will teach a total of five courses per year. These courses will include Introduction to Psychological Science and/or introductory courses that fulfill requirements in the developmental domain. There may be opportunities to teach an upper level course in their specialty. Courses within the department typically enroll 35-50 students at the introductory levels and 15 students at the upper level. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations or whose teaching or research focus on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, or inequality.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the first semester of the 2022-2023 academic year). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
To apply, candidates should submit a complete application which 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; and 6) 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 (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant.
*Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the position can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Darling, Chair of Psychology, at 440-775-8363
Additional Salary Information: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Internal Number: FAC150456PS
About Oberlin College
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about