Visiting Assistant Professor in English
- Oberlin College & Conservatory
- Location details
- Oberlin, Ohio
- Commensurate with qualifications & experience.
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- English education
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in the study of Literature and the Environment, with a specialization in any of the following: ecocriticism, environmental humanities, and/or agricultural, environmental, social, and food justice. Special consideration will be given to candidates who may contribute to the newly established Food Studies Concentration. Appointment to this position will be for a term of 1 year (two semesters) beginning Fall 2023, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of English.
The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Literature and the Environment, at all levels of the curriculum, including introductory, intermediate, and advanced. We seek a faculty member who can employ ecologically critical approaches to humanities subjects and teach nature and place-based writing traditions in creative ways. The ideal candidate will guide students in the exploration of the role of the humanities in confronting our growing environmental crises and teach classes that focus on the ways that we understand and represent the relationship between humans and the other-than-human world through interdisciplinary lenses. Specialization in any of the following is desirable: ecocriticism, environmental humanities, and/or agricultural, environmental, social, and food justice. Special consideration will be given to candidates who may contribute to the newly established Food Studies Concentration.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or ABD). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to 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.
A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement on your teaching philosophy and expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion; 5) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/
*By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.
Review of applications will begin January 27, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January 27, 2023 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Questions about the position can be addressed to Danielle Skeehan, Chair of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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