Visiting Assistant Professor of English (British Literature, 1600-1750)

Job description

Job no: 492709
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in British Literature, 1600-1750. Candidates will be responsible for teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters, and should be capable of teaching courses across the 17th and 18th centuries, including courses on seventeenth century poetry and prose and early eighteenth century literature. Responsibilities may also include participation in the department’s honors program. The term of appointment is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. We anticipate that courses next year will be taught in person on our campus in Gambier, Ohio. Ph.D. preferred, but applicants who have yet to complete the degree will be considered.

A completed application will include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter detailing research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including methods for incorporating issues related to diversity, inclusivity, and equity into teaching and advising. Letters of reference and other additional materials will be requested from long-listed candidates. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website at Review of applications will begin on March 26th and continue until April 9th. Applications will be acknowledged by automatic response. Interviews will be conducted remotely. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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 (suspended for the 20-21 academic year), 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 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.

Advertised: 24 Mar 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 3/26/2021
Application Due: 6/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time