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Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion in the Americas

Kenyon College
Ohio, United States
Posted date
Sep 19, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Non-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 Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion in the Americas in the Department of Religious Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand (by July 2018) with specialization in Religion in the Americas along with proficiency in some combination of African-American Religions, Native American religious traditions, African Spirituality in the Americas, women/gender and religion, religion and the law, religion and politics, and religion and the environment. The department also seeks candidates with broad training in the academic study of religion. The successful candidate will teach a foundation/survey course on religion in the United States, our introductory course "Encountering Religion in Its Global Context", and three other courses to be negotiated with the department chair. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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) unofficial transcripts; 5) three letters of recommendation, and 6) one writing sample. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

Review of applications will begin in early November and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 15 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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. 

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