Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Art History. This is a two-year appointment that will begin in August 2022. Candidates should have expertise in the art and visual culture of the nineteenth or twentieth century. Secondary fields of interest may include gender studies; museum studies; architecture and design; colonial and post-colonial studies; and/or disability studies. The geographic area of speciality is open. Specialists in art and visual cultural traditions outside of Europe and the United States are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be interested in offering a fresh, global perspective on permanent courses. Additionally, the successful candidate may also develop courses at the introductory, intermediate, or advanced levels that engage with their specific research program. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer creative ways to engage with the Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums located in Columbus and Cleveland. Candidates’ teaching and research should emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective that prioritizes a global approach to modern art history. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the permanent department faculty, and must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, with evidence of support for Kenyon’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search. Applications submitted by June 3 will receive full consideration. First-round interviews will be held online in June. Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Austin Porter, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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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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.