Visiting Assistant Professor in Field Ecology: Oberlin, Ohio

Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
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Job Summary: The Biology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in ecology, with an emphasis on field-oriented studies. Appointment to this position will be for a term of 1 year, beginning fall 2023, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. About: 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 Oberlin Department of Biology includes 9 full-time tenure-track faculty whose research and teaching specialties span the breadth of the biological sciences. The department graduates approximately 45 majors per year. Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of field ecology. The expected teaching duties include the following courses: two lecture sections and one lab section of Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology (BIOL 200, required of all Biology majors) and an upper level Biology majors course (BIOL 3XX, including lecture and lab components) in an area of ecology suitable to the candidate’s expertise. The upper-level lab is expected to contain a significant field component. Special Instructions: To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at 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; 5) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging*; 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.** All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory's online application process at: *Examples of our commitment to diversity are available at For a guide to writing this statement, please visit **By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.
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.
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