Jobs at Oberlin

Jobs at Oberlin

Jobs at Oberlin

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology / Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted Date: Jan 17, 2014
Application Due Date: Feb 28, 2014
Department: Sociology



The Sociology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning Fall 2014 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.  The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The incumbent will teach courses in the general area of the sociology of race and class.  Subfields are open, but we are interested in scholar/teachers who can teach broad courses that address these inequalities intersectionally and/or comparatively.  The incumbent will teach one course each semester in their areas of specialization.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree awarded no earlier than 2011 but in hand by July 1, 2014.  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

The Sociology Department at Oberlin has a long and distinguished history as one of the first institutions to offer courses in the discipline.  We are a six-person department that reflects the breadth and rigor of the discipline while also contributing to many interdisciplinary programs in the liberal arts.  We have strong resources for speakers, research, and curricular development. More information can be found at

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to: Daphne John, Chair, Sociology Department, Oberlin College, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by February 28, 2014 (or electronically to  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references. 

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity 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 is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2800 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission – traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources.  For more information, go to

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