The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a two year term position at the Assistant Professor level with an emphasis on LGBT studies. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Application deadline: March 29, 2013.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies
Posted Date: Jan 29, 2013
Application Due Date: Mar 29, 2013
Department: Comparative American Studies
COMPARATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES - LGBTQ STUDIES
The Comparative American Studies Program 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 two years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years, beginning in the Fall semester of 2013, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
The incumbent will teach five courses a year in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies. Courses will include both general introductions to the major and intermediate and advanced courses in LGBTQ Studies. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to health and social justice, disability studies, race and ethnicity, social movements, and queer theory. Ability to teach community-based learning courses is also desirable. The Comparative American Studies Program is committed to interdisciplinary and theoretically informed intersectional pedagogy at the undergraduate level. Faculty are expected to integrate issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and citizenship within comparative and/or transnational frames throughout their teaching.
Among the qualifications required for the appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the first semester of 2013-2014 academic year). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
To be assured of consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the title and brief descriptions of 2-3 courses the candidate can teach to the following email address: LGBT.Search@oberlin.edu. Also, please have graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts and three recent letters of reference* sent directly to CAST LGBTQ Search Committee, Comparative American Studies Program, Oberlin College, 10 N. Professor Street, King 141D, Oberlin, OH 44074 (Phone: 440-775-8982; fax 440-775-8644) by March 29, 2013. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.
Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.
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 in all respects.