Excellence. Engagement. Community.This is what Kenyon values. There is a distinctive brand of community that is Kenyon's. We believe that individuals are not limited to who they are on paper, where they have been, or what they look like.
We believe that this place, Kenyon College, is a beautiful place in which one can build a beautiful life. And when someone's interests and strengths match the opportunities that this place has to offer, fulfillment happens.
Our faculty and staff have come here from all over the country-indeed, from all over the world, and from all kinds of backgrounds. They stay and live a life some never expected to live. Former urbanites raise sheep and practice carpentry when they are not engaged in academics. Faculty and staff walk their dogs around campus. For a change of pace, some will make the 50-minute drive to Columbus for some great dining, arts and cultural events, or shopping.
Kenyon is the kind of place where living the life of the mind matters. Discourse happens every day, and students, faculty, and staff have opportunities to learn to practice it with civility. It is the kind of place where people come together to support someone in a crisis large or small. It is collaborative, not competitive. If you want a place where individuals care deeply about learning and about one another, come here. If you want a change of pace, come here. If you strive for the best in yourself, professionally and personally, and want your students to do the same, come here.
Come be a part of Kenyon.
Kenyon and the surrounding area are often remarked upon for their beauty. Very near campus is the Brown Family Environmental Center, where nature lovers will often attend free programs and events for kids and adults alike that include night hikes, bird-watching, or native plant and animal exploration. Through it runs the Kokosing Gap Trail, on which casual walkers and sports enthusiasts alike will hike, run, or bike the 14 miles (and growing!) of former rail line.
The Rural Life Center explores and promotes the lifestyles present and past in Knox County , in which Kenyon is located . Knox County exemplifies Midwestern openness, and also an increasing diversity typical of the rest of the country. Finally, there is Columbus , a vibrant city with diverse shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities. Located less than an hour away, it is a convenient getaway when needed.
Dual job searches are often a challenge. If there is no suitable position available at Kenyon for a spouse or partner, there are opportunities close by. While mostly rural, Knox County is also home to a couple other institutions of higher education, and several large employers who often have openings for healthcare workers, engineers, and other professionals: the Knox County Community Hospital , Rolls Royce , Kokosing Construction Company, and Ariel Corportation, to name a few. Many of these attract professionals from all over the country.
Within an hour, there are also opportunities in neighboring cities and counties. Columbus is home to, among other large employers, Nationwide Insurance, JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Abbott Nutrition. For academic spouses and partners, the Columbus metro area is also home to The Ohio State University's flagship and regional campuses, as well as more than 40 other colleges and universities.