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Assistant Professor of Latin American History

Apply now Job no: 492685
Work type: Faculty
Location: 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 History Department seeks a creative colleague who can build on our current global curriculum. 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 - 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  Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Patrick Bottiger, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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.

Compensation and Benefits

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 (suspended for the 20-21 academic year), 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 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.

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