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Assistant Professor of Law and Society and Sociology, Tenure-track

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Program in Law and Society and Department of Sociology at Kenyon College invite applications for a jointly-appointed, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2023. We seek candidates whose subfield specializations are in the Sociology of Law and in Race and Ethnicity, with special attention to the intersection of crime, race, and justice. Our programs would also benefit greatly from candidates who can teach statistics in the social sciences.

Kenyon College is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio. We seek candidates who can integrate their dynamic and creative research programs with excellent undergraduate teaching and research mentorship.

Applications should include (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an unofficial transcript, and (4) list of names and contact information for three references. The 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. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2023). 

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Celso M. Villegas, Department Chair of Sociology, 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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