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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tenure Track

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

Job Details

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester of 2023. We seek a broadly-trained cultural anthropologist specializing in medical and/or linguistic anthropology with an excellent teaching record, an active research agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to including students in ongoing research. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in International Studies, Environmental Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Asian and Middle East Studies, or Women and Gender Studies. Geographic area is open but an Africanist or Asianist is preferred. Theoretical specialties should complement existing strengths within the Anthropology department. Individuals from underrepresented groups who can contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching, are encouraged to apply. A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a ~2-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy that addresses the applicant’s experiences with and plans for teaching diverse student populations and using inclusive pedagogy; 4) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders. Candidates are invited to include a statement in their cover letter regarding how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: Review of applications will begin November1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.


Kenyon College is a highly selective private liberal arts college dedicated to excellent undergraduate education. It has a national student body of about 1500 students. The campus is located in a beautiful rural setting about 50 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. An equal opportunity employer, Kenyon is committed to building a diverse faculty and community and strongly encourages the applications of women and minority candidates. For application instructions, visit
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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