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Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies

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To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching and scholarship; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages; and, 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* *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 October 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 13 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee at cassearch@oberlin.edu.

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Job Summary

The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years beginning Fall 2018 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. The CAS Program seeks candidates from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields who examine Native American and indigenous experiences through one or more of the following frameworks: empire, race, gender, sexuality, law and politics, transnationalism, culture, community or activism.

About

The Comparative American Studies Program has 4 full-time faculty who approach the study of the United States with expertise drawn from many interdisciplinary fields, including American studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual culture studies. The Program has particular strengths in Asian American studies, Latina/o studies, feminist studies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. For further information on the Program, please see http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/comparative_american/ Phone: 440-775-8907.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (currently 4.5 courses per year) including a regularly offered introductory course in Native American and Indigenous Studies and two other courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise. The Comparative American Studies Program is committed to interdisciplinary and 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 in their teaching. The faculty member in this position will also participate in the core CAS curriculum, including Introduction to Comparative American Studies and/or one of our advanced research seminars. The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

Qualifications

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. (in hand or expected by the first semester of academic year 2018-19). Candidates must demonstrate potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Oberlin College believes that diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. Applicants are asked to include in their cover letter information about how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service will support Oberlin College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; see http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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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 https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching and scholarship; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages; and, 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders*

*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 October 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 13 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee at cassearch@oberlin.edu.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents

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