Company Name:

Oberlin College


Oberlin, Ohio

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Less than 2 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

January 15, 2019

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Psychology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty positions in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment will be for a term of 1 year, beginning Fall 2019, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.

The 10 member Psychology Department has a strong tradition of teaching and research excellence. Visiting faculty will be provided with research space and are encouraged to involve students in their work. They are eligible for conference travel support and may apply for supplementary support for teaching and research initiatives. As a ‘gateway STEM’ field, Psychology is committed to exploring pedagogical techniques that will further support a diverse range of students and of learning styles. Faculty collaboration, support and mentoring are available to visiting faculty who are interested in developing their teaching in new directions. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to build one’s teaching credentials and skills at a premier liberal arts college.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses per year: three sections of Introduction to Psychological Science and two sections of a seminar in clinical psychology within their specialty. Courses within the department typically enroll 35-40 students at the 100 and 200 level and 12 students for seminars. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations or whose research and teaching focus on issues of multiculturalism within clinical psychology.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2019). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders*. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at:

*By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the Jan. 30th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: or Nancy Darling, Chair of Psychology, at (440) 775-8363.

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