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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Apply now Job no: 492698
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a VISITING position in the CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021.

The candidate will teach Chemical Kinetics & Thermodynamics (CHEM 335), plus four other courses relevant to their area of specialty (introductory or organic laboratory or lecture, non-majors or upper-level courses). Visiting faculty are provided professional development funds, are eligible for Kenyon grants, have access to research space, and may supervise undergraduate research students, if desired.

The Department of Chemistry, which graduates 15-20 majors annually, invests in mentoring visiting faculty through professional development and modest support for research expenses. We seek to recruit a diverse and inclusive faculty with a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching. The cover letter and teaching statement should describe how they will promote a culturally and intellectually diverse and inclusive educational environment. Competitive applications will show specific examples of past accomplishments and prospective ideas.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or expect completion by the start of their appointment. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a 2-page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) contact information for three professional references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request. Applicants may, but need not, include a brief research statement.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Yutan Getzler, Search Committee Chair (

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, 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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