Assistant Professor of History in Europe and the French Empire

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The History Department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of France and the Francophone world, beginning 1 July 2021. We seek applicants who are able to engage in both regional and global aspects of French history from 1600-1870. Area of specialization is open. Candidates whose research and teaching expertise include both Europe and a strong global focus are especially welcome. Candidates should be prepared to teach survey courses on the early modern period in continental Europe and on French history, and they must be interested in developing intermediate and upper-level seminars in their area of interest.  The History Department maintains a strong honors program and there are opportunities to mentor students in these related fields.

The History Department is comprised of a dozen historians with diverse thematic and geographic specializations, and it values both excellence in undergraduate education and high-quality research. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2021). 

Applications should include (1) a letter of application (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) list of names and contact information of three (3) references. 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. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at  Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  If you have any questions, please email [email protected], Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]

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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Job No: 492688
Posted: 12/21/2020
Application Due: 2/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive