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Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography Gambier, OH
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, welcomes applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography in the Studio Art Department beginning July 2022. The ideal candidate will have conceptual and technical grounding in the full complement of analog and digital photography. The candidate may have experience in experimental/alternative photographic processes or time-based media. They should have knowledge of histories and theories of photography; an ability to teach all practices of fine art photography, preferably including both analog and digital; experience with related media, which might include new technologies, web-art, video; and should have broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. Candidates should be active in their field, with a record of professional achievement and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of collegiate-level or equivalent teaching experience. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) letter of application; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy indicating their experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment; 3) Curriculum Vitae; 4) sample syllabus and assignment; 5) 20 images each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF, webpage); and 6) three (3) references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Review of applications will begin Februrary 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 1, 2022 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science Gambier, OH
The Political Science Department of Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant position in American politics, effective July 1, 2022. Teaching responsibilities consist of five courses per year. Qualified applicants will have a strong teaching and research background in American politics, knowledge of American history, the ability to teach our introductory American course, “Liberal Democracy in America,” and to offer upper-level American politics courses and seminars. Area of specialty is open, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in political parties and elections, Congress, voting behavior, media and politics, and American political development. To apply, visit http://careers.kenyon.edu.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Gambier, OH
Kenyon College’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a two-year (2022–2024) Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be shown to candidates whose research agenda and teaching experience show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including all levels of language, courses on Russian literature and culture in translation, as well as upper-level electives in their area of specialization. Teaching load is five courses per year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native command of Russian and English. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter with research statement; 2) graduate transcript (unofficial copy is fine); 3) a current Curriculum Vitae; 4) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the liberal-arts college classroom; and 5) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu by December 10, 2021. Application review will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place remotely via video conferencing.
Assistant Professor in Expanded Sculpture Gambier, OH
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Expanded Sculpture in the Studio Art Department beginning July 2022. The successful candidate will be an artist for whom expanded sculpture serves as a major component of their artistic focus, while developing and maintaining an ongoing professional career. They will contribute to the curriculum, introductory, intermediate, and advanced formal and technical knowledge as well as individual project development, critical thinking, experimentation, and a breadth of knowledge of modern and contemporary aesthetics. They will be able to teach a variety of processes, including digital fabrication, installation, wood, and metal techniques. The 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 art and interdisciplinary artistic practices. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) letter of application; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy indicating their experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment; 3) Curriculum Vitae; 4) sample syllabus and assignment; 5) 20 images each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF, webpage); and 6) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 1, 2022 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian Gambier, OH
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, is seeking applications for a two-year visiting position in Italian at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2022. Applicants should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will have a demonstrable record of teaching excellence, especially in language courses, with training in pedagogy. Native or near-native fluency in Italian is required. A complete application will consist of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research interests and teaching experience, including methods for incorporating issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the classroom; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three recommenders; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) a syllabus from a recent language course. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin Monday, January 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews by videoconference during January. Finalist candidates will be invited to campus.
Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching 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 2022. 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 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January 7th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Robert P Hubbard Professor of Poetry Gambier, OH
The Kenyon College Department of English seeks to appoint a poet and teacher to an endowed chair in creative writing at the rank of assistant professor. The Robert P Hubbard Professor of Poetry, beginning July 1, 2022, will teach mainly poetry-writing workshops and work to foster the appreciation of poetry across the Kenyon College community. They will teach four courses each year (two each semester) and contribute to the life of the English department and the College. Qualifications include: a strong record of teaching excellence; at least one collection of poetry, published by a highly regarded press; demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students; and an MFA or PhD. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter detailing writing interests and accomplishments, 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 graduate transcript (if relevant). 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 and potential. These references may be prompted by email to upload their letters of recommendation to the application website at a later stage. 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 December 17, 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 on-campus interviews to follow.
Wright Family Chair in Economics Gambier, OH
The Kenyon College Economics Department invites aspiring and experienced assistant professors to apply for a new tenure track position named the Wright Family Chair in Economics. This position was created for a scholar whose research and teaching interest lie in the area of Political Economy, Public Choice, the history of economic thought, and New Institutional Economics. The teaching load is five courses per year. A qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. no later than July 31, 2022, demonstrate an interest in teaching undergraduates, exhibit a promising research agenda in one or more of the fields mentioned above and show a commitment to creating a classroom environment in which students from a variety of backgrounds can flourish. A complete application includes: A letter of application explaining why the candidate is a good fit for this position, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research abstract(s), a job market paper, and a copy of the graduate transcript. Materials should be submitted by the candidate electronically to http://careers.kenyon.edu/. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by references or placement office to http://careers.kenyon.edu/. To receive full consideration, a completed application must be received by NOVEMBER 20, 2021. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Assistant Professor of Film Gambier, OH
Kenyon College is seeking applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Film to begin in Fall 2022. We welcome applications from both narrative and documentary filmmakers. The position will require teaching at least one production class a year as well as a film studies class of the candidate’s choosing.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching at least one section of the “Introduction to Film” class a year. Total teaching load is five classes per year (3-2 or 2-3 by semester) We are particularly interested in applicants whose creative work and teaching focuses on Black and/or Latinx experiences and/or the representation of people of color, and whose teaching addresses one or more of the following: production, screenwriting, editing or cinematography. Candidates must possess an MFA and should have at least two years of teaching experience (or commensurate professional experience) and a demonstrated track record of artistic excellence. A complete application will include: 1) A cover letter detailing teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including methods for incorporating issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity into teaching and advising, as well as a description of artistic work; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) Contact information for three recommenders. Letters of reference, samples of film work, and unofficial transcripts will be requested from candidates selected for an initial interview. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 15th are guaranteed full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted remotely. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes applicants from diverse identities and backgrounds. Please direct questions to Jon Sherman, Search Committee Chair (shermanja@kenyon.edu).
Visiting Assistant Professor in Buddhism and East Asian religions Gambier, OH
The Religious Studies Department of Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Ohio, invites applications for a two-year (2022-2024) visiting assistant professor (VAP) in Buddhism and East Asian religions. The VAP will teach five courses per year, including one yearly section of the department’s introductory course, and introductory and advanced-level courses in Buddhism and East Asian religions. A Ph.D. in hand by August 30, 2022 is required. To apply, visit http://careers.kenyon.edu A complete application includes: 1) A cover letter detailing teaching experience and philosophy, including methods for incorporating issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity into teaching and advising, and research interests; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) Contact information for three referees. Recommendation letters and other materials will be requested from candidates selected for an initial interview, which will be conducted remotely. Applications received by October 11th are guaranteed full consideration. Please direct questions to Joy Brennan, Search Committee Chair (brennanj@kenyon.edu). An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes applicants from diverse identities and backgrounds.
Assistant Professor of Spanish Gambier, OH
Kenyon College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish, with a specialization in the literatures and cultures of Mexico and Central America. We are seeking a candidate with a strong research program and the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including all levels of language and composition, Spanish American literatures and cultures, as well as upper-level electives in their area of specialization. Teaching load is five courses per year. Candidates who incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to teaching Latinx literatures will receive strong consideration. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native command of Spanish and English. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity are particularly encouraged to apply. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter with research statement; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a liberal arts environment; and 4) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu by October 10, 2021. Application review will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via virtual meetings.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Tenure-Track Gambier, OH
The Department of Neuroscience at KENYON COLLEGE invites applications for a tenure-track position starting July of 2022. Candidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and ongoing scholarly engagement. The teaching requirement is five courses per year. Courses will include regular contributions to the department’s core courses (Introductory Neuroscience, Research Methods in Neuroscience), Sensory Systems,  and additional intermediate and advanced courses.  We welcome and encourage the development of new courses that reflect the candidate’s interest and expertise. We are open to the research area, but are particularly interested in neuroscientists who use rodent, or similar research models, to investigate interactions with the brain and environment (e.g., sensory or hormonal systems). A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a ~2-page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy that addresses experiences with and plans for teaching diverse student populations with inclusive pedagogy; 4) a ~2-page statement of the applicant’s research and scholarship with plans to include undergraduate researchers; and 5) contact information for three professional references. Unofficial graduate transcripts will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage. Candidates are invited to include a statement in their cover letter regarding how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Hewlet McFarlane, Search Committee Chair (McFarlaneh@kenyon.edu).
Assistant Professor of Biology (Integrative Biology), Tenure-Track Gambier, OH
Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Biology starting in July 2022. We seek a broadly trained biologist with expertise in integrative biology at the interface of cells and organisms. To complement current faculty expertise, we seek candidates whose research focuses on organisms other than vertebrate animals and plants. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, and we seek candidates who will provide inclusive course experiences, effective mentoring, and strong academic support for our diverse student population. Teaching expectations are 5 courses per year, including introductory biology as well as existing (e.g. Cell Biology or Animal Physiology) and/or new courses at the upper level. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship within and outside the sciences. We expect a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students, leads to publications, and has potential to attract extramural funding. Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree; post-doctoral experience is preferred. We encourage applications from all groups historically underrepresented in the sciences. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an ~2-page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy that addresses experiences with and plans for teaching diverse student populations and using inclusive pedagogy; 4) a statement of the applicant’s research and scholarship; and 5) contact information for three professional references. Candidates are invited to include a statement in their cover letter regarding how Covid 19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021. Please direct questions to Chris Gillen, Search Committee Chair (gillenc@kenyon.edu).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tenure-Track Gambier, OH
The Sociology Department at Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2022. We seek a cultural sociologist and contemporary theorist with subfield work in either race and ethnicity, education, or religion. Candidates should also demonstrate their commitment to a career in the liberal arts. We will prioritize candidates with a strong record of teaching excellence; a commitment to student advising and mentorship; and plans to incorporate student researchers into their research programs. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2022). To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 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. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website. Kenyon offers competitive salaries and has an excellent benefits package, including spousal and domestic partner benefits. An EOE, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates. If you have any questions, please email Celso M. Villegas, Chair of the Search Committee, at villegasc@kenyon.edu