Kenyon College’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a two-year (2022–2024) Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be shown to candidates whose research agenda and teaching experience show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including all levels of language, courses on Russian literature and culture in translation, as well as upper-level electives in their area of specialization. Teaching load is five courses per year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and native or near-native command of Russian and English. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter with research statement; 2) graduate transcript (unofficial copy is fine); 3) a current Curriculum Vitae; 4) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the liberal-arts college classroom; and 5) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu by December 10, 2021. Application review will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place remotely via video-conferencing.
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.
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