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Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
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Job Details

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites
applications for a two-year position in Anthropology at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor,
beginning fall semester 2024. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after July 1,
2024. We seek an archaeologist who does not overlap with the department's current strengths in Mesoamerica. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an excellent teaching record, an active research agenda, and a strong commitment to including students in ongoing research.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters in the academic
year. The successful candidate will teach one section of Introduction to Archaeology every
semester, upper-level courses in archaeology, and classes associated with their area of
specialization. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment
website: A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter
discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or
discipline, and prior teaching experience; 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.


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/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 academic year), 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, visit


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.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.



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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