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Assistant Professor of Arabic, tenure-track

Apply now Job no: 493010
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July 2024. Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates near completion of the dissertation may also be considered. The Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence in Arabic as a second language, and a promising research agenda. Field of specialization is open. 

The Arabic program at Kenyon offers four years of Arabic instruction, and it allows students to major and minor in Arabic. The program is looking for an energetic and innovative candidate to teach language courses at all levels and courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, e.g. literature, film—and to contribute to the growth of the Arabic program. The teaching load consists of a 3/2 course schedule. 

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the Kenyon employment website: Please submit 1) a cover letter demonstrating the applicant’s experience and achievements as a teacher, research initiatives, and experience with and plans for teaching diverse student populations with inclusive pedagogy; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 4) a list of names and contact information for three references. Candidates selected to move forward in the search will be asked to provide further materials, including, a writing sample in English, a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations from courses taught in the past 2 years, and representative syllabi. 

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the September 15th deadline are guaranteed full consideration. Initial screening will be conducted remotely. 

Kenyon College is a nationally ranked, 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. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

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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