Full-time Psychology Faculty Position at Oberlin College, Tenure Track

October 05, 2021

The Psychology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 4 years beginning fall semester of 2022 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with cross-disciplinary research interests in Public Health, Neuroscience, or that address issues of culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion in mental health are especially encouraged to apply.

Prospective applicants should note that diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values within the Psychology Department and across Oberlin College. Our excellence can be fully realized only through faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.

The 9-member Psychology Department has a strong tradition of teaching and research excellence. Faculty will be provided with research support. They are eligible for conference travel reimbursement 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 range of students and learning styles. Courses within the department typically enroll 35-45 students at the 100 and 200 level and 12 students at upper levels.

Faculty collaboration, support, and mentoring are available to assist faculty in further developing pedagogy that values diversity and fosters inclusion.

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 Ph.D. programs.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) including an introductory course in the clinical area (e.g., Abnormal Psychology), and a seminar and advanced methods course within the incumbent’s specialty. Interest in contributing to Introduction to Psychological Sciences, the Research Method sequence, or Oberlin’s concentration in Global Public Health is a plus.

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 culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion in mental health. The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees. Student engagement in faculty research is highly valued.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is a Ph.D. in hand or expected by Fall semester of academic year 2022-23.  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. Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. 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 expertise 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: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/


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

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 15 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to: nancy.darling@oberlin.edu, Chair of Psychology.

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