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Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies One-Year 2023-2024

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

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Full Time
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Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

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Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies beginning 1 July 2023. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research interests deal with aspects of racial capitalism, including labor systems and exploitation, wealth inequality, gentrification, and abolition geography in North America. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand (in American Studies or a related discipline) or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will have: 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship, its relevance to the field of American Studies, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy and plans for using inclusive pedagogy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) unofficial graduate transcript(s); and 5) names and contact information for three recommenders, at least one of which can speak to the candidate’s teaching experience. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Direct questions to Austin Porter, associate professor and search chair, at


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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