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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tenure Track

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Posted Date
Sep 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester of 2023. We seek a broadly-trained cultural anthropologist specializing in medical and/or linguistic anthropology with an excellent teaching record, an active research agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to including students in ongoing research. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in International Studies, Environmental Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Asian and Middle East Studies, or Women and Gender Studies. Geographic area is open but an Africanist or Asianist is preferred. Theoretical specialties should complement existing strengths within the Anthropology department. Individuals from underrepresented groups who can contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching, are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters in each academic year. The successful candidate will teach one section of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology every semester, upper-level courses in medical and/or linguistic anthropology, and classes associated with their area of specialization. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the senior exercise in Anthropology and will be expected to engage with the College’s liberal arts curriculum and with colleagues and students in interdisciplinary programs. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Review of applications will begin November1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a ~2-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy that addresses the applicant’s experiences with and plans for teaching diverse student populations and using inclusive pedagogy; 4) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders. Candidates are invited to include a statement in their cover letter regarding how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website:

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.

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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