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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tenure-Track

Kenyon College
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Sociology Department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2022. We seek a cultural sociologist and contemporary theorist with subfield work in either race and ethnicity, education, or religion. We welcome candidates with research foci in a range of areas not currently represented by our department. Candidates should also demonstrate their commitment to a career in the liberal arts. We will prioritize candidates with a strong record of teaching excellence; a commitment to student advising and mentorship; and plans to incorporate student researchers into their research programs. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2022).

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 September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

If you have any questions, please email Celso M. Villegas, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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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