Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Job description

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a visiting position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021. The Sociology Department seeks candidates with prior experience teaching courses in gender, education, and/or (structural) inequalities, with particular emphasis on race, class, and gender. Courses to be taught include an upper level seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise and mid-level courses appropriate for sophomores and juniors. Of particular interest are candidates who can teach either or both classical and contemporary theory. We anticipate courses will be taught in person on our campus in Gambier, Ohio. 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, Law and Society, Public Policy, and Women and Gender Studies. Faculty responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters and informal advising of students. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required at the time of appointment.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application should include 1) a cover letter that articulates the applicant’s teaching philosophy as well as why teaching at Kenyon is a good fit for the candidate, how their research will enhance theoretical and methodological discourse in the context of a liberal arts college, and how the candidate will contribute to promoting a culturally and intellectually diverse and inclusive educational environment. More specifically, we would like to know how each candidate addresses questions of diversity and inclusion in their pedagogy or research. We are also interested in learning about past experience in teaching, or otherwise working with, diverse student populations. 2)a current curriculum vitae, 3) names, titles, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be requested from the three persons for whom contact information is provided. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants submitting all of their materials by March 14, 2021, are assured of full consideration. All phases of the search will be conducted remotely. 


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.

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: 492699
Posted: 3/1/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time