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Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Apply now Job no: 492859
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a two-year visiting position in Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2022. 

The Physics Department seeks a colleague for the 2022-24 academic years who demonstrates the ability to teach with creativity and dedication within our established undergraduate curriculum while continuing to pursue scholarly activity within their area of specialization. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand at the start of their appointment preferred; candidates who are ABD and on track to complete their thesis defense in early fall will be considered. Area of research specialization in physics is open, and benefits include access to professional development funds.

In their cover letter, applicants should explain why Kenyon Physics is a good fit for their professional aspirations and how they would contribute to the department's goal of continuing to build a welcoming and culturally diverse educational environment.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter addressing the items listed in the previous paragraph; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial transcript; and 4) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

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. It is located on a beautiful campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges, and has a reputation for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of undergraduates. The Physics Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped building constructed in 2000. With this new hire, our physics community will include eight faculty members, a laboratory director, an administrative assistant, and upwards of ten majors per class year. Faculty ordinarily teach five courses per year, including lecture courses and lab sections. Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. For more information about our department, please visit our website at

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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