Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Job no: 492541
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Tenure Track position in ANTHROPOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in fall semester 2019. The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We seek an archaeologist specializing in African Diaspora with a regional specialization in North America or the Caribbean, broadly trained in anthropology, with an excellent teaching record, an active research agenda, and a strong commitment to including students in ongoing research. A strong willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in International Studies, Latinx Studies, African Diaspora Studies, History, and Environmental Studies is also preferred. Theoretical specialties should complement existing strengths within the Anthropology department.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters in each academic year. The successful candidate will teach at least one section of Introduction to Archaeology each year, upper-level courses in Archaeology, and classes dealing with the modern cultures and histories associated with their area of specialization. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the senior capstone in Anthropology and will be expected to engage with the College's liberal arts curriculum and with colleagues and students in interdisciplinary programs. As Kenyon strives for inclusive excellence, the candidate should demonstrate a commitment to interacting with diverse student populations. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 1, 2018 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 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF 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. 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.

Advertised: 31 Oct 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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Posted: 12/27/2018
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