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Oberlin asks a lot of its faculty. We ask faculty not simply to be inspiring teachers or groundbreaking scholars, but both. We ask them to involve students in their scholarly and creative work, opening up opportunities for learning that go beyond what’s possible in the classroom. We look for faculty with ambition — men and women whose goal is excellence and who are tireless in pursuing it. This combination of qualities is rare, and those who possess them are in high demand.
Attracting outstanding faculty and keeping them here is critically important to maintaining the impressive strength of our community of teacher/scholars. One of the best ways we meet that challenge is by creating endowed professorships. The campaign seeks to raise funds for new professorships and to broaden the ways faculty engage with students in and out of the classroom.