Assistant Professor of Spanish
Kenyon College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish, with a specialization in the literatures and cultures of Mexico and Central America, beginning July 1, 2022. We are seeking a candidate with a strong research program and the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including all levels of language and composition, Spanish American literatures and cultures, as well as upper-level electives in their area of specialization. Teaching load is five courses per year. Candidates who incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to teaching Latinx literatures will receive strong consideration.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native command of Spanish and English. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity are particularly encouraged to apply.
A complete application will include 1) a cover letter with research statement; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a liberal arts environment; and 4) contact information for three professional references.
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu by October 10, 2021. Application review will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via virtual meetings. Unofficial graduate transcripts will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage.
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 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.