Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies
Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH)
February 2, 2019
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2019
Post date: December 12, 2018

The Comparative American Studies Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a part-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two semesters, beginning Fall 2019, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of three courses (over 2 semesters) in the areas of race, gender, and/or sexuality in American culture, at the introductory and advanced levels. While discipline and area of specialization are open, the department strongly prefers candidates with interdisciplinary training in American Studies and teaching interests in migration, queer studies, and/or social movements. The department is also interested in applicants’ potential to contribute to community based/engaged learning.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the end of the first semester of academic year 2019-20). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Application Instructions 

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and descriptions of proposed courses; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at:

*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. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: or Chair of Comparative American Studies, at 440-775-5159.

Review Begins: 
February 2, 2018

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