Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Kenyon College
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences
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 two-year visiting position in Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2022. 

The Physics Department seeks a colleague for the 2022-23 academic year who demonstrates the ability to teach with creativity and dedication within our established undergraduate curriculum while continuing to pursue scholarly activity within their area of specialization. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand at the start of their appointment preferred; candidates who are ABD and on track to complete their thesis defense in early fall will be considered. Area of research specialization in physics is open, and benefits include access to professional development funds.

In their cover letter, applicants should explain why Kenyon Physics is a good fit for their professional aspirations and how they would contribute to the department's goal of continuing to build a welcoming and culturally diverse educational environment.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter addressing the items listed in the previous paragraph; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial transcript; and 4) 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. 

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. It is located on a beautiful campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges, and has a reputation for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of undergraduates. The Physics Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped building constructed in 2000. With this new hire, our physics community will include eight faculty members, a laboratory director, an administrative assistant, and upwards of ten majors per class year. Faculty ordinarily teach five courses per year, including lecture courses and lab sections. Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. For more information about our department, please visit our website 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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