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The Classics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Thomas F. Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning in the fall semester of 2023-24, with three (3) courses taught per academic year and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The department is looking for an expert in ancient history with the ability to teach Greek and Latin at all levels. The position is supported by a generous donation from Oberlin alumnus Thomas F. Cooper.

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.

The Department of Classics has four full-time faculty and teaches a wide range of courses in Classical Civilization, including Greek and Roman literature, ancient history, archaeology, and culture, as well as four years each of Latin and Greek. For more information about the Department of Classics at Oberlin, please consult our website, .

The post-doctoral fellow will teach three courses over the two semesters, including the History of Greece and the History of Rome. The fellow should be able to teach courses in Greek and/or Latin at all levels. The Department will seek to hire a candidate who brings expertise in an area of Classical culture, history, or literature that complements the current strengths of our department. We are looking for individuals who are excited about teaching these courses at a small liberal arts college, and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree awarded no earlier than 2020 but in hand by 1 July 2023. 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 or 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 protected status as required by applicable law.

Application Materials

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) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Oberlin College is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of the nation and our world and bring unique strengths and abilities, which contribute, to our institution. Oberlin College and Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.