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Job no: 492628
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH
Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching FellowshipKenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship beginning in July 2020. This award is named in honor of the late Marilyn Yarbrough, Kenyon parent and trustee. A legal scholar and university administrator who was a former editor of the Black Law Journal and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Marilyn Yarbrough often addressed gender and racial discrimination in her scholarship and teaching. A list of previous Marilyn Yarbrough Teaching Fellows can be found at: http://www.kenyon.edu/directories/offices-services/office-of-the-provost/awards-and-recognition/marilyn-yarbrough-dissertationteaching-fellowship/
One of the most significant challenges confronting small liberal arts colleges in the United States today is increasing the members of underrepresented groups teaching at such institutions. A diverse faculty benefits students, faculty, and administrators alike by enriching the nature of the education experience for all. We recognize, though, that young scholars who are members of underrepresented groups frequently choose to pursue their careers as teachers and scholars at research universities rather than at small liberal arts colleges. In order to encourage such scholars to consider college rather than university teaching, Kenyon College offers the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship. 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. In the past, fellowships have been awarded in: African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, English, History, Math, Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Music, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies.
Kenyon will provide a stipend of $36,000, plus health benefits, housing (or equivalent allowance), and a small moving allowance. The College will also provide some allowance to cover research, travel to conferences, and professional expenses. The Fellow will be provided an office, a networked computer, and secretarial support services.
Fellows are expected to teach one course each semester, usually in the Fellow's general research area, and to work toward the completion of their dissertations. Fellows are also expected to offer a college lecture or departmental seminar on the dissertation topic at some point during the academic year in residence. Kenyon College assumes that the Fellow will participate in the intellectual life of his/her home department, as well as in the broader cultural life of the College.
Eligibility to apply for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship is limited to those meeting all of the following four criteria who are citizens or nationals of the United States or otherwise 'protected individuals' as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)(B).
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 December 20th, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the December 20th, 2019 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
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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.
Advertised: 15 Oct 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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