Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July 2024. PhD in Spanish Language and Literature, Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish, a demonstrable record of teaching excellence in Spanish as a second language, and a promising research agenda. Preference is for a generalist in Latin American literature and culture, with a complementary field of specialization that might extend to Indigenous Studies, Migration or Border Studies, and/or LGBTQ+ Studies.
In the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Spanish program at Kenyon offers a wide range of Spanish language, literature, film, and translation courses, and it allows students to major and minor in Spanish. The program is looking for an energetic and innovative candidate to teach language courses at all levels, courses in the curriculum, advanced courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, and courses that contribute to interdisciplinary programs. The teaching load consists of a 3/2 course schedule.
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. Please submit 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant's teaching, research, and efforts toward diversity and inclusion; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching excellence; and 4) an unofficial graduate transcript. Candidates selected to move forward in the search will be asked to provide further materials (including 3 letters of reference, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi).
Review of applications will begin November 18, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 17, 2023, deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
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.
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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.