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Assistant Professor of Law and Society and Sociology, Tenure-track

Apply now Job no: 492898
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

The Program in Law and Society and Department of Sociology at Kenyon College invite applications for a jointly-appointed, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2023. We seek candidates whose subfield specializations are in the Sociology of Law and in Race and Ethnicity, with special attention to the intersection of crime, race, and justice. Our programs would also benefit greatly from candidates who can teach statistics in the social sciences.

Kenyon College is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio. We seek candidates who can integrate their dynamic and creative research programs with excellent undergraduate teaching and research mentorship.

Applications should include (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an unofficial transcript, and (4) list of names and contact information for three references. The cover letter should discuss teaching experience, with specific examples of innovative assignments and approaches; information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; and the candidate’s research agenda, including current and future projects. More materials – letters of recommendation, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and teaching philosophy -- will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2023). 

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Celso M. Villegas, Department Chair of Sociology, 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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