Visiting Assistant Professor of German

The Department of German 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 2021, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs.

The German Department at Oberlin offers a rigorous curriculum with focal points in language, literature and culture. In addition, a strong cultural program beyond the walls of the classroom complements the academic curriculum. Highlights include: the Max Kade German House, a dormitory designated specifically for students of German; a weekly Stammtisch; a much-lauded annual German/Swiss/Austrian writer-in residence, who spends an entire semester in seminar format with our advanced students and takes part in many of the cultural activities we offer. Our alums often consider this latter opportunity a high point in their education at Oberlin. A world-class music conservatory as well one of the nation’s finest art museums round out the “German experience” at Oberlin.

The incumbent will teach a total of three courses in the general area of German language and literature.

Qualifications: Among the qualifications required for appointment is either the Ph.D. or Masters degree. The position may be especially well suited to candidates still working on their dissertations. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Previous teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is either the Ph.D. or Masters degree. The position may be especially well suited to candidates still working on their dissertations. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Previous teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.


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