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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

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Location: Gambier, OH
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Visiting Professor in Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021. 

The Department of Art History at Kenyon College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History for the 2021-22 academic year, specializing in the art and architecture of the pre-modern or early modern world (before c. 1800). Specialists in art and architectural traditions outside of Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. Additionally, we are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer creative ways to engage with the Art History Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums located in Columbus and Cleveland.


The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field, as well as one or more of the following areas: Pre-Columbian, Latin American, Native American, Oceanic, Ancient Near Eastern, or African art. The selected candidate will teach five total classes. In addition to teaching ARHS 110 Introduction to Western Art: Ancient to Medieval and ARHS 113 Survey of Architecture in the fall semester, the selected candidate will teach three additional courses that emphasize their research and teaching specialties in the spring semester. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department.
Qualifications


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD with a completion date by August 2021 will be considered. Experience teaching as the instructor of record in college-level courses is required. We seek scholars who can demonstrate a record of undergraduate teaching excellence, preferably in a liberal arts setting.


To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by May 3 will be given full consideration. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

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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