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Assistant Professor in Expanded Sculpture

Apply now Job no: 492795
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Expanded Sculpture in the Studio Art Department beginning July 2022.

The successful candidate will be an artist for whom expanded sculpture serves as a major component of their artistic focus, while developing and maintaining an ongoing professional career. They will contribute to the curriculum which offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced formal and technical knowledge as well as individual project development, critical thinking, experimentation, and a breadth of knowledge of modern and contemporary aesthetics. They will be able to teach a variety of processes, including digital fabrication, as well as installation, wood, and metal techniques.

The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of Kenyon College by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual and cultural conversations in art and interdisciplinary artistic practices. Candidates should include a statement of teaching philosophy and address their experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year on all levels including one cross-media advanced seminar. Applicant must demonstrate strong teaching skills, with teaching experience at the college level expected. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the studio and equipment (for 3-D digital, wood, and metal fabrication), purchasing supplies, implementing and adhering to safety protocols, and supervising the Shop Supervisor/Technician and student shop assistant. MFA and a high level of professional artistic activity required.

The Studio Art Department includes 6.0 FTE and is housed in a well-appointed new building, Horvitz Hall. Kenyon College is a highly selective, independent, highly ranked liberal arts college of 1700 students located in the beautiful village of Gambier, 45 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Kenyon offers competitive salaries and has an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Development support is available to assist with pedagogical and artistic projects. At Kenyon College, academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community that fosters close relationships among students and professors.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) letter of application; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy indicating their experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment; 3) Curriculum Vitae; 4) sample syllabus and assignment; 5) 20 images each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF, webpage); and 6) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 1, 2022 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

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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