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Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern European History

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Date posted
Jan 11, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern European History

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in modern European History, beginning July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will teach both survey and upper-level seminar courses in modern and early modern European history, some with a broader comparative scope and others on their region of specialization.  The visitor will also benefit from Kenyon students' passionate interest in the humanities and strengthen their credentials with a year of teaching at Kenyon.  Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.  Candidates advancing to the interview stage will be asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses pedagogical inclusion of a diverse student population and an unofficial graduate school transcript.  To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at  Review of applications will begin on Feb. 10th and continue until the position is filled. Candidates submitting materials by Feb. 10th will be guaranteed full consideration.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.

In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.

Kenyon is a great place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

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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