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Tenure Track in Economics

Employer
Kenyon College
Location
Gambier, Ohio

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Economics
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Kenyon College Department of Economics invites economists with teaching and research interests in macroeconomics and/or monetary economics to apply for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. Special consideration will be given to applicants who also demonstrate an interest in labor economics and/or economic history. Qualifications for the position include: PhD in hand no later than July 31, 2023, a demonstrated interest in teaching undergraduates, a promising research agenda in macro/money and labor or economic history, and a commitment to creating a classroom environment in which students from a variety of backgrounds can flourish.

The teaching load for this position is five courses per year and the college provides research support. Kenyon College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse pool of scholars who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on intellectual rigor and civil discourse. A liberal education thrives when it includes a wide range of perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

A complete application includes: A letter of application explaining why the candidate is a good fit for this position, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how the candidate plans to create a classroom environment in which students from a variety of backgrounds can flourish, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research abstract(s), a job market paper, a copy of the graduate transcript, and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted by the candidate electronically via http://careers.kenyon.edu/. To receive full consideration, a completed application must be received by NOVEMBER 18, 2022. Letter requests will be sent via email to the provided references after the applicant submits their application materials.

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Working at Kenyon College

Living and Learning in the Kenyon Community and the Surrounding Area

Excellence. Engagement. Community.This is what Kenyon values. There is a distinctive brand of community that is Kenyon's. We believe that individuals are not limited to who they are on paper, where they have been, or what they look like.

We believe that this place, Kenyon College, is a beautiful place in which one can build a beautiful life. And when someone's interests and strengths match the opportunities that this place has to offer, fulfillment happens.

Our faculty and staff have come here from all over the country-indeed, from all over the world, and from all kinds of backgrounds. They stay and live a life some never expected to live. Former urbanites raise sheep and practice carpentry when they are not engaged in academics. Faculty and staff walk their dogs around campus. For a change of pace, some will make the 50-minute drive to Columbus for some great dining, arts and cultural events, or shopping.

Kenyon is the kind of place where living the life of the mind matters. Discourse happens every day, and students, faculty, and staff have opportunities to learn to practice it with civility. It is the kind of place where people come together to support someone in a crisis large or small. It is collaborative more than competitive. If you want a place where individuals care deeply about learning and about one another, come here. If you want a change of pace, come here. If you strive for the best in yourself, professionally and personally, and want your students to do the same, come here.

Come be a part of Kenyon.

What's the area like?

Kenyon and the surrounding area are often remarked upon for their beauty. Very near campus is the Brown Family Environmental Center, where nature lovers will often attend free programs and events for kids and adults alike that include night hikes, bird-watching, or native plant and animal exploration. Through it runs the Kokosing Gap Trail, on which casual walkers and sports enthusiasts alike will hike, run, or bike the 14 miles (and growing!) of former rail line. The Rural Life Center explores and promotes the lifestyles present and past in Knox County , in which Kenyon is located. Knox County exemplifies Midwestern openness, and also an increasing diversity typical of the rest of the country.

Mt. Vernon, located 4 miles from Kenyon College, is the seat of Knox County. Mt. Vernon boasts both a public square surrounded by historic buildings, an active theater community, and a commercial district which includes a movie theater, retail stores, and restaurants.

Finally, there is Columbus, a vibrant city with diverse shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities. Its many neighborhoods, including notably the Short North, host a tremendous array of independently owned restaurants, varying from those with a heavy farm-to-fork emphasis to numerous international cuisines brought to the city by its multinational population, and much more. Columbus's cultural scene includes an outstanding symphony orchestraballet company, and several theater groups. Its historic theater buildings host the Broadway in Columbus seriesthroughout the year. Located throughout the city are also several major shopping areas, including Polaris and Easton. Columbus is, finally, home to three professional sports teams, and to the Ohio State Buckeyes, whose football and basketball teams especially enjoy loyal and very spirited fans at their games.  Located less than an hour away from Kenyon, Columbus is an attractive destination.

What if I have a spouse/partner?

Dual job searches are often a challenge. If there is no suitable position available at Kenyon for a spouse or partner, there are opportunities close by. Knox County is home to Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and several large employers who often have openings for healthcare workers, engineers, and other professionals: the Knox County Community Hospital Kokosing Construction Company, and Ariel Corporation, to name a few. Many of these attract professionals from all over the country. Within an hour, there are also opportunities in neighboring cities and counties. Columbus is home to Nationwide Insurance, JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Abbott Nutrition, among other large employers. As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is also home to many state government positions

For academic spouses and partners, the Five Colleges of Ohio ("Ohio 5") often have postings at those institutions. The Columbus metro area is also home to The Ohio State University's flagship and regional campuses, as well as more than 40 other colleges and universities.

 

Company info
Telephone
740-427-5000
Location
Kenyon College
Gambier
Ohio
43022
US

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