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Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Employer
Kenyon College
Location
Gambier, Ohio
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year position in Studio Art at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 2024. 

This position requires the ability, knowledge, and experience to teach beginning and advanced drawing processes/techniques, including Drawing I and Figure Drawing. The ideal candidate will be an artist and educator for whom drawing or painting serves as a major component of their artistic focus. Applicants should be practicing artists who are exhibiting their work nationally and/or internationally, and are committed to developing and maintaining an ongoing professional artistic career. They must hold an MFA degree in Fine Art and demonstrate strong teaching skills, with teaching experience in drawing at the college level required. Knowledge of art history and current issues in contemporary theory is expected.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses on all levels. Additional responsibilities include supervision and maintenance of the drawing studios and purchasing supplies. Faculty Development support is available to assist with pedagogical and artistic projects. In addition to teaching, visiting full-time faculty participate in ongoing curricular development and departmental meetings and events.

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. Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

To apply, candidates should submit all application materials electronically through the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) artist statement; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy indicating experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive learning environment 5) sample syllabus and 2 project assignments; 6) 20 images/videos each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF); and 7) names and contact information for three professional references. Kenyon College will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by the applicants.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024. Applicants with complete files by this date will be given full consideration. Please contact Craig Hill, Chair of the Studio Art Department if you have any questions about this position at hillc@kenyon.edu

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.

Organization

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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