Visiting Assistant Professor

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Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Oberlin College

Job Summary:

The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment will be for a term of 1 year, beginning Fall 2020, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience.


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 Neuroscience Department is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind at any liberal arts college in the country with extensive facilities and equipment.  This position provides an exceptional opportunity to improve one’s teaching credentials and skills at a premier liberal arts college. 


The incumbent in each position will teach a total of five courses per year.  We are seeking an individual to teach classes in the general area of Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience (a laboratory and lecture course in Neurophysiology or Neurodevelopment are particularly desirable).  Additional teaching responsibilities include laboratory and lecture neuroscience courses at the introductory level and a seminar course.


Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2020).  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Inclusion and diversity are hallmarks of excellence at Oberlin. 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 diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or 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 an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions:

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 and highlights how they support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment; 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. 27, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the Jan. 27 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.  

Questions about the position can be addressed to: [email protected]du or Tracie Paine, Chair of Neuroscience, at 440-775-8366.