Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in Judaic Traditions, Tenure Track

Gambier, Knox County
Sep 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in Judaic Traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in the academic year 2018-2019. Ph.D. in hand before August 1, 2018, required. 

Kenyon is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and administration. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. While flexible with regard to the candidate's disciplinary orientation, the Department will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences as well as those whose work is interdisciplinary in nature (e.g. gender studies, religion and literature, etc.). Candidates should be willing to offer an array of courses including foundational and upper-level courses on Judaic Traditions, at least one of which should incorporate Tanakh and Talmud, as well as a yearly section of our department’s introductory course, Encountering Religion in Global Context. The successful candidate will also develop courses in his/her area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with broad training in religious studies and to those with teaching experience. The teaching load will be 2/2 the first year and 3/2 thereafter.

To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online application system at 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three professional references, 4) a teaching statement, including a list of courses taught, and 5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Further materials may be requested after review of applications has begun. Applications completed by October 15, 2017, are guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted November 18th-21st at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Boston. Possibly as many as 16 total will be interviewed at the AAR and by Skype. The College hopes to extend a job offer before the beginning of winter break.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.