Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Oberlin College

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICS 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 first semester of academic year 2006-2007, and will carry the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor. The incumbent will teach courses in the general area of comparative politics and international relations. Area specialization is open, but the department has a preference for the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, South Asia or Western Europe. Among qualifications for appointment, candidates should have the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected) by first semester of academic year 2006-2007, must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching, and should have evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level. The Department of Politics has eleven full-time faculty positions and approximately 100 junior and senior majors. Information about the Department can be found at our web site: http://www.oberlin.edu/politics/ and we can be reached by telephone at (440) 775-8487 or by fax (440) 775-8898. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application including a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, a short writing sample, and at least three letters of reference should be sent to Chris Howell, Chair, Department of Politics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, by March 15, 2006. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Electronic submissions will not be considered. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor?s degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African-Americans; the college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.