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Job posting, Oberlin College

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    Mary Arnstein

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian
    Oberlin College – Oberlin, Ohio
    Job Summary
    The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture 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 one year, beginning July 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian.
    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 incumbent will teach a total of five courses, including Russian language courses at either the introductory or intermediate level, and topical courses in English and Russian, including in a First-Year Seminar, a larger 200-level course open to a broad audience, and a senior seminar taught in Russian. The incumbent will also participate in and contribute to a range of activities outside the classroom sponsored by the Russian Department and Russian and East European Studies.
    We seek an original scholar and dynamic, innovative teacher who will engage with students both inside and outside the classroom, who will generate excitement about learning Russian, and who will attract a broad audience to literature and culture courses taught in English. Expertise in 19th-century Russian literature and culture is desirable. We especially welcome applications from candidates who can teach across different periods and who have well-developed interdisciplinary interests (including but not limited to environmental studies, food studies, gender studies, comparative literature, translation studies, cinema and media studies, the visual arts, performance). Among the qualifications required for appointment are the Ph.D degree in hand or expected by summer 2022, and native or near-native Russian and English. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful 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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    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
    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 detailing your commitment to and experience in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at:<mailto:;

    *By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.

    Review of applications will begin 2/4/2022.

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