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Assistant Professor of Film
Kenyon College

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Film
University Kenyon College
Gambier, OH, United States
Department Dance, Drama, Film
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Film/Video

Kenyon College is seeking applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Film to begin in Fall 2022. We welcome applications from both narrative and documentary filmmakers. The position will require teaching at least one production class a year as well as a film studies class of the candidate’s choosing. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching at least one section of the "Introduction to Film" class a year. Total teaching load is five classes per year (3-2 or 2-3 by semester) We are particularly interested in applicants whose creative work and teaching focuses on Black and/or Latinx experiences and/or the representation of people of color, and whose teaching addresses one or more of the following: production, screenwriting, editing or cinematography.

Kenyon’s film department is a dynamic young program that is housed in the Wright Center, a new state-of-the-art facility with a soundstage, post-production facility and a 35-seat theater dedicated to film studies. We also work closely with our sister programs in Drama and Dance and candidates who can offer classes that cross these disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must possess an MFA and should have at least two years of teaching experience (or commensurate professional experience) and a demonstrated track record of artistic excellence. A complete application will include: 1) A cover letter detailing teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including methods for incorporating issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity into teaching and advising, as well as a description of artistic work; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) Contact information for three recommenders. Letters of reference, samples of film work, and unofficial transcripts will be requested from candidates selected for an initial interview.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website at Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 15th are guaranteed full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted remotely. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes applicants from diverse identities and backgrounds. Please direct questions to Jon Sherman, Search Committee Chair (

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.

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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  • Jon Sherman
    Dance, Drama, Film
    Kenyon College
    Gambier, OH 43022


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