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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tenure-Track

Apply now Job no: 492755
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH
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The Sociology Department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, 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. We welcome candidates with research foci in a range of areas not currently represented by our department. 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).

Applications should include (1) a letter of application (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) list of names and contact information of three (3) references. 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‚Äôs 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 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

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 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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