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Job no: 492479
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH
Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the Department of Art at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning July 2018.
The successful candidate will be an an artist for whom expanded sculpture serves as a major component of his/her artistic focus. This position requires competence in teaching a wide range of processes and concepts on the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Knowledge of art history and current issues in contemporary art theory and criticism is required. Knowledge of new media processes is desired. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of Kenyon College by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual and cultural conversations in studio art.
Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year on all levels possibly including one cross-media advanced seminar. Applicant must demonstrate strong teaching skills, with teaching experience at the college level. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the studio and equipment (for wood and metal fabrication), purchasing supplies, implementing and adhering to safety protocols, and supervising a student shop assistant. MFA and a high level of professional artistic activity required.
The studio section of the Art and Art History Department includes 6.0 FTE and is housed in a well-appointed new building, Horvitz Hall. Kenyon College is a highly selective, independent, highly ranked liberal arts college of 1600 students located in the beautiful village of Gambier, 45 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Kenyon offers competitive salaries and has an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Development support is available to assist with artistic projects. At Kenyon, academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a letter of application; 2) statement of teaching philosophy; 3) sample syllabus and assignment; 4) a Curriculum Vitae; 5) 20 images/videos each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF, webpage); and 6) three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.
Review of Applications will begin January 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received on or before January 20 will receive fullest consideration. We intend to interview candidates at the CAA in February.
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.
In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.
Kenyon is a great place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.
Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.
Advertised: 06 Dec 2017 Eastern Standard Time
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