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Assistant Professor of Arabic Gambier, OH
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July 2021. PhD in Arabic Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates near completion of the dissertation may also be considered. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, a demonstrable record of teaching excellence in Arabic as a second language, and a promising research agenda. Field of specialization open. The Arabic program at Kenyon offers four years of Arabic instruction, and it allows students to major and minor in Arabic. The program is looking for an energetic and innovative candidate to teach language courses at all levels and courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, e.g., literature, film, etc. The teaching load consists of 3/2 course schedule. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Please submit 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant's teaching, research, and efforts toward diversity and inclusion; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching excellence; and 4) an unofficial graduate transcript. Candidates selected to move forward in the search will be asked to provide further materials (including 3 letters of reference, a writing sample in English, a statement of teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the March 1st deadline are guaranteed full consideration. Initial screening will be conducted virtually.
Assistant Professor of History in Europe and the French Empire Gambier, OH
The History Department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of France and the Francophone world, beginning 1 July 2021. We seek applicants who are able to engage in both regional and global aspects of French history from 1600-1870. Area of specialization is open. Candidates whose research and teaching expertise include both Europe and a strong global focus are especially welcome. Candidates should be prepared to teach survey courses on the early modern period in continental Europe and on French history, and they must be interested in developing intermediate and upper-level seminars in their area of interest. The History Department is comprised of a dozen historians with diverse thematic and geographic specializations, and it values both excellence in undergraduate education and high-quality research. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2021). Applications should include 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae and 3) list of names and contact information of three (3) references. Cover letter should discuss teaching experience, with specific examples of innovative assignments and approaches; information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; and the candidate’s research agenda, including current and future projects. More materials - letters of recommendation, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and teaching philosophy - will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor of Latin American History Gambier, OH
The History Department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of Latin America, beginning July 1, 2021. Area and time-period of specialization within Latin American History are open, but candidates who conceptualize their teaching across Central and South America and the Spanish Caribbean are especially welcome. Candidates should be prepared to teach survey courses on early and modern Latin America and upper-level seminars in their area of interest. The History Department also maintains a robust honors program, which has included students writing theses on Latin American topics. Kenyon's commitment to the interdisciplinary study of Latin America is expressed in both the International Studies Major and Latino/a Studies concentration.  The department is comprised of a dozen historians with diverse thematic and geographic specializations, and it values both commitment to undergraduate education and high quality research. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion of their dissertations by the beginning of the appointment in July 2021. Applications should include (1) a letter of application and (2) a curriculum vitae. Cover letter should discuss teaching experience, with specific examples of innovative assignments and approaches; information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; and the candidate’s research agenda, including current and future projects. More materials will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor of English (20th and 21st Century American Literature) Gambier, OH
The English department at Kenyon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 20th and 21st Century American Literature, to begin July 1, 2021. Scholars with research and teaching interests in Latinx Literature are particularly welcome, as are candidates who can broaden the English department’s curricular diversity. The teaching requirement will be five courses per year (divided 3:2 or 2:3) and will include courses at all levels of the curriculum. Additional responsibilities will include contributions to the life of the English department and the College (advising students, directing honors projects, and participating in faculty governance). Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. by August 2021. Completed application must include 1) a cover letter detailing research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy with information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial transcript. Applicants should also submit the names and email addresses of at least three references, including at least one who can attest to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness and potential. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website at http://careers.kenyon.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled; to ensure full consideration, candidates should submit preliminary materials by January 15. Applications will be acknowledged by automatic response. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit writing samples prior to preliminary interviews, which will be held by Zoom or Google Meet. Virtual final round interviews will follow. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon encourages diversity and welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Assistant Professor of English (Fiction Writing) Gambier, OH
The Kenyon College English department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in creative writing with a specialization in fiction and significant experience in another prose genre, such as creative non-fiction, science and nature writing, journalism, and/or comics/graphic narrative. The position is set to begin on July 1, 2021. The teaching requirement will be five courses per year (divided 3:2 or 2:3) and will include courses at all levels of the curriculum. Additional responsibilities will include contributions to the life of the English department and the College (including advising students, directing honors projects, and participating in faculty governance). Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. Candidates should hold an MFA or PhD and have at least one book published or under contract with a reputable press. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter detailing writing interests and accomplishments, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript. Applicants should also submit the names and email addresses of three references, including at least one who can attest to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled; to ensure full consideration, candidates should submit materials by January 11, 2021. Applications will be acknowledged by automatic response. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit writing samples prior to preliminary interviews, which will be held by Zoom or Google Meet, with virtual on-campus interviews to follow. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon encourages diversity and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.
Kenyon Dissertation Fellowship Gambier, OH
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship beginning in July 2021. The program is for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D. We hope the experience of teaching, researching, and living for a year at Kenyon will encourage these Fellows to consider a liberal arts college as a place to begin their careers as teachers and scholars. Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in the beautiful village of Gambier (50 miles NE of Columbus), enrolls approximately 1650 students and is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges. Kenyon prides itself on its reputation as an excellent teaching environment enriched by small classes, close contact with highly motivated and engaged students and an excellent faculty of dedicated teacher scholars. For more specific information regarding the fellowship and to apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, prior teaching experience, and the applicant's eligibility for the fellowship; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; and 3) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January 8th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Tenure-Track Position Assistant Professor of Asian Art History Gambier, OH
Candidates must have expertise in the art, architecture, and visual culture of any geographic region in pre-1900 Asia, and possess a demonstrated ability and desire to teach courses in many areas of Asian art. We seek a creative colleague who can immediately contribute to re-shaping the current curriculum. Applicants must be interested in offering a fresh, global perspective on permanent courses, including the Introduction to Asian Art, and developing intermediate and advanced-level courses on the art, architecture, and visual culture of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer creative ways to engage with the Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection (https://digital.kenyon.edu/arthistorystudycollection/), and regional art museums. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department. The candidate will also have an opportunity to work with the Asian and Middle East Studies interdisciplinary major. To apply candidates should visit http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will include of 1) a cover letter 2) CV 3) list of names and contact information of 3 references, and 4) unofficial transcripts. Cover letter should discuss teaching experience, with specific examples of innovative assignments and approaches; information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; and the candidate’s research agenda, including current and future projects. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Art History in hand by June 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January 15, 2021 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Kenyon Review Fellowship Gambier, OH
The Kenyon Review invites applications for a two-year residential post-graduate fellowship in creative writing beginning in August 2021. During these two years, fellows will undertake a significant writing project and teach one course per semester in the Kenyon College English Department, contingent upon departmental needs. Fellows will also assist with creative and editorial projects for the Kenyon Review and KROnline. Fellows are required to live in the local community and are expected to participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities. Qualifications include an MFA in creative writing, or a PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature. The degree must be completed between January 1, 2015 and December 1, 2020. Qualified candidates will also have teaching experience in creative writing and/or literature at the undergraduate level. A history of publication in literary journals is expected. The Kenyon Review will provide an annual $36,572 stipend, plus health benefits. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a one-page cover letter; 2) an 8-10 page writing sample; 3) a one-page course proposal for an undergraduate introductory-level multi-genre creative writing class 4) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must directly address the applicant's teaching ability. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications must be received by the December 1, 2020 deadline to guarantee full consideration.