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Assistant Professor of Politics (International Politics)

Oberlin College & Conservatory
Oberlin, OH
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Job Summary

The Politics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in the area of international politics, specializing in international security, armed conflict, and/or international law. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.


Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, highly selective national 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 Politics Department currently consists of ten full-time faculty who focus their research and teaching in the areas of American politics, comparative politics, international politics, and political theory. The department graduates about 60 majors each year.


We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in international security (state and human security), armed conflict (wars, weapons, arms control; cyber security; conflict resolution), and/or International Law (state/human rights and obligations). Within this specialization, we are open to a variety of perspectives and methods.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) and will be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research. The incumbent is also expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.


Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree. 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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Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive 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 (or statements) on your teaching philosophy and expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion; 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; 6) a writing sample of up to 40 pages, and 7) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.*
  • By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.

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