Assistant Professor of American Studies - Tenure Track at Kenyon College in GAMBIER, Ohio

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Job Description:


Job no: 493044

Work type: Faculty

Location: Gambier, OH

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Tenure Track Position in American Studies:Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in American Studies beginning 1 July 2024. We are especially interested in applicants with backgrounds in critical ethnography, whose research and teaching interests explore race and ethnicity in relation to critiques of capitalism. The successful candidate will teach a full-time 3-2 course load with four courses in American Studies and one course in another affiliated discipline, such as African Diaspora Studies, Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latine Studies, Political Science, or Sociology, depending on the applicant's expertise. The position will allow the selected candidate to develop a repertoire of courses in their field of expertise at all levels. American Studies members share in teaching the department's required courses and supporting senior majors in developing their Capstone Projects. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a completed Ph.D. (preferably in American Studies though related disciplines will be considered) or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment. A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 4) names and contact information for three recommenders. Letters of recommendation, a writing sample, as well as sample syllabi, will be requested for candidates who proceed to the next round. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by the December 20th 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 90% 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.



Advertised: 10 Nov 2023 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled



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