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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio (US)
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

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Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Visiting Professor position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2024. 
The Sociology Department seeks candidates with prior experience teaching courses in sociological theory, with additional subfield courses in cultural sociology and/or race and ethnicity. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required at the time of appointment.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters and informal advising of students; all in person on our campus in Gambier, Ohio. Courses to be taught include mid-level classical or contemporary theory, an upper-level seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise, and mid-level subfield survey courses appropriate for sophomores and juniors.

As a reflection of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies, the College encourages the teaching of courses that may be cross-listed and contribute to African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Latino/a Studies, Law and Society, Public Policy, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 8, 2024 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

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