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Wright Family Chair in Economics

Apply now Job no: 492778
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

The Kenyon College Department of Economics invites aspiring and experienced assistant professors to apply for a new tenure track position named the Wright Family Chair in Economics. This position has been created for a scholar whose research and teaching interest lie in the area of Political Economy, Public Choice, the history of economic thought, and New Institutional Economics. 

A qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. no later than July 31, 2022, demonstrate an interest in teaching undergraduates, exhibit a promising research agenda in one or more of the fields mentioned above and show a commitment to creating a classroom environment in which students from a variety of backgrounds can flourish.

The teaching load for this position is five courses per year.  In addition, the Wright Family Chair presents the opportunity to develop programming with the Center for Study of American Democracy. Salary is competitive with other highly selective liberal arts colleges. 

Kenyon College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse pool of scholars who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on intellectual rigor and civil discourse. A liberal education thrives when it includes a wide range of perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

A complete application includes the following: A letter of application explaining why the candidate is a good fit for this position, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research abstract(s), a job market paper, and a copy of the graduate transcript. These materials should be submitted by the candidate electronically to Three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by references or placement office to To receive full consideration, a completed application must be received by NOVEMBER 20, 2021.

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.

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