Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies

Job no: 492579
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the Department of Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2019. This is a one-year replacement position with the possibility of reappointment for a second year.

The successful candidate will have prior experience teaching the Sociology of Law and/or Law and Society courses. The candidate's research/teaching interests should complement those of our current faculty. Faculty responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters and informal advising of students. Courses to be taught include Introduction to Legal Studies (a survey course for the Law and Society concentration), Exploring Law: Methods of Socio-legal Research (a social science methods survey course that focuses upon law-related phenomena), and Senior Seminar in Legal Studies (a thematic upper-level project-based course). Other courses of interest might include deviance, sociology of law, law and gender/sexuality, mass incarceration, criminology, race and law, international law, and comparative law. As a reflection of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies, the College encourages the teaching of courses that may be cross-listed and contribute to African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Latino/a Studies, Public Policy, and Women and Gender Studies. A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred at the time of appointment although applications from advanced graduate students will be considered.

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 which should include ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial graduate 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 March 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 15 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: 06 Mar 2019 Eastern Standard Time
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